In anticipation of flu season and the potential influx of flu and COVID-19 patients, non-profit healthcare system CoxHealth (Springfield, Mo.) is planning an alternative care site for respiratory patients in Springfield, according to an article in KY3.

Situated in the Cox South Hospital parking lot, the respiratory urgent care facility is slated for completion in early November 2020 and will feature 16 recliners, a portable X-ray, and rapid lab tests.

The hospital already has a 51-bed COVID-19 unit inside the hospital.