NiteOwl urgent care expands with daytime house calls in Hamilton County area

Contributed photo by Eric Dunkel / A DayOwl mobile vehicle.

NiteOwl After Hours Urgent Care has added a mobile day service to its clinical offerings.

In June, the business expanded its nighttime brick-and-mortar business to include a clinic on wheels, DayOwl, that offers services ranging from house calls to at-school sports physicals.

Owner Eric Dunkel and family nurse practitioner Jonathan Sanchez said the new mobile service allows patients to save gas and meet with a medical professional from the comfort of a local location of their choosing.

"Independent living centers ... love us because we come on-site and see an 80-year-old that doesn't want to get out of their home, and then the other spectrum is young kids," Dunkel said in an interview with the Chattanooga Times Free Press. "So like, say you have kids in day care and you don't want to leave your work as a parent, we just go and see your kid in day care and you can stay at work."