GOHEALTH URGENT CARE MEDIA CONTACT:  MERCY MEDIA CONTACT:

Laurie Masonson                                                        Meredith Huggins

917-459-6164                                                              405-328-1146

lmasonson@w2ogroup.com                                       meredith.huggins@mercy.net

 

First Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care Locations Open in Oklahoma City

New centers offer patients better options for accessible, convenient, community-based care

 

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Aug. 30, 2018) – Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care is opening two new state-of-the-art urgent care centers in North Edmond and Oklahoma City. The two centers are the first of many that will soon open in the Oklahoma City metro area. GoHealth Urgent Care, one of the country’s largest and fastest growing urgent care companies, and Mercy, one of the most innovative health systems in the U.S., have already begun developing urgent care centers in St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri, and will soon begin opening centers in northwest Arkansas as well.

Mercy-GoHealth’s easy-to-use online check-in and pre-registration system, dynamic wait clocks, mobile X-ray capabilities and award-winning center design are just a few features of this new model that will benefit local families, employers and other community members.

Following a welcome event on Aug. 30th, both Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care centers in North Edmond at 1380 W. Covell Road, Suite 132, and North Oklahoma City location at 12220 N. Macarthur, Suite D, will open to patients in need. The Mercy-GoHealth centers welcome patients year-round, seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

“We are excited to open our first urgent care center to customers in the greater Oklahoma City area, further expanding our multi-market joint venture with Mercy,” said Todd Latz, CEO of GoHealth Urgent Care. “We are focused on delivering unparalleled customer experiences and high-quality care to communities across Oklahoma City, and to demonstrating to our newest market how effortless it can be to return to better health.”  

Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care treats adults and children 6 months and older with non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries such as colds, flu, fever, asthma, allergies, emphysema, minor skin lacerations, cuts, burns, urinary tract infections, fractures, sprains and strains. Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care accepts most major insurance plans.

“We regularly ask our patients how we can better serve them and what we hear consistently is they want quick, convenient, affordable care close to where they live and work,” said Donn Sorensen, regional president of Mercy in Oklahoma. Mercy’s partnership with GoHealth is a response to those needs, and we’re proud to offer a new type of urgent care experience.”

Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care patients will experience visits that on average cost substantially less than a trip to the emergency room. The open floor layout of the centers enables caregivers to directly engage with patients, in comfortable and spacious exam rooms that can accommodate entire families. Every center is equipped with on-site X-ray and laboratory services for patient convenience.

Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care is on track to launch more than 30 urgent care centers across Mercy’s service area, including additional locations in Oklahoma. Information about each existing location as well as future locations can be found at www.gohealthuc.com/Mercy.

 

About GoHealth Urgent Care

GoHealth Urgent Care is one of the country’s fastest-growing and largest urgent care companies. At GoHealth Urgent Care, we provide unparalleled experiences that are effortless, personal and connected to market-leading health systems and our communities as a whole. GoHealth Urgent Care operates more than 90 urgent care centers in the New York and Portland, Oregon-Vancouver, Washington metropolitan areas, the San Francisco Bay Area, Hartford, Connecticut, St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. GoHealth Urgent Care is a d/b/a of Access Clinical Partners, LLC, a TPG Growth portfolio company. TPG Growth is the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, which has over $70 billion of assets under management. To learn more, please visit www.gohealthUC.com.

 

About Mercy

Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2018, 2017 and 2016 by IBM Watson Health, serves millions annually. Mercy includes more than 40 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, 800 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 44,000 co-workers and 2,100 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has clinics, outpatient services and outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. In addition, Mercy's IT division, Mercy Technology Services, supply chain organization, ROi, and Mercy Virtual commercially serve providers and patients in more than 20 states coast to coast.

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