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Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care and Cohen Children’s Medical Center Partner to provide pediatric urgent care services

Two pediatric-only urgent care centers now open in Five Towns and East Northport, NY


NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 6, 2018)In collaboration with Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care, the partnership between New York state’s largest health system and one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing urgent care companies, today announced the opening of state-of-the-art, pediatric urgent care centers in Five Towns and East Northport, Long Island.


These two pediatric-only facilities focus specifically on infants, children and adolescents, giving families greater access to personalized, convenient and affordable medical care. The Cohen Children’s/Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care centers provide unparalleled experiences and serve as a child-friendly alternative to costlier, more time-consuming emergency room visits for non-life-threatening injuries like ear infections, fever, diarrhea, burns, cuts, bladder infections, colds, coughs or asthma.


“As a leader in pediatric care, our patients now have the option to visit Cohen Children’s Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care centers to receive the highest-quality pediatric care for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses, particularly those that happen unexpectedly or outside of regular business hours,” said Charles Schleien, MD, executive director of Cohen Children’s Medical Center, and senior vice president, executive director and chair of pediatric services at Northwell Health. “We are pleased to bring best-in-class pediatric urgent care to the Five Towns and East Northport communities.”


Designed to create an effortless experience for families and their children, the new pediatric urgent care centers feature large, engaging exam rooms that can accommodate strollers and siblings, child-sized rest rooms, germ-free entertainment tablets, and comforting colors and accents proven to help reduce anxiety in children. Available seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., the Five Towns and East Northport pediatric urgent care centers are staffed by board-certified pediatricians trained in Cohen Children’s high-quality care protocols and procedures. In addition, as part of the Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care network, the Five Towns and East Northport centers are integrated with Northwell Health’s and Cohen Children’s electronic health records to ensure uninterrupted and informed care. The centers also accept most major insurance plans.


“This partnership combines Cohen Children’s Medical Center’s pediatric expertise with Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care’s leadership in urgent care to address the need for greater pediatric care options close to home,” said Adam Boll, vice president of operations at Northwell Ventures. “We look forward to serving the families of Five Towns and East Northport in settings that are designed to welcome our youngest patients.”




For the 12th consecutive year, Cohen Children’s Medical Center was ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report, earning top 50 national rankings for exceptional care in eight pediatric specialties – more than any other hospital on Long Island or Queens.


The Five Towns pediatric urgent care center is located at 1332 Peninsula Boulevard, and the East Northport pediatric urgent care center is located at 4199 Jericho Turnpike. Both centers are open and accepting patients as of September 7. The Five Towns center will be hosting a grand opening ceremony on September 27 at 10 a.m. ET.


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’s partners include health systems that are at the forefront of care delivery innovation, including Northwell Health, New York's largest health system, Legacy Health, the largest nonprofit, locally owned health system in the Portland-Vancouver area, Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, headquartered in San Francisco, Hartford HealthCare, Connecticut’s most comprehensive health care network, and Mercy, one of the Midwest’s largest, most integrated and innovative health systems. 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 Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, 665 outpatient facilities and more than 18,500 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 66,000 employees – 16,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit www.Northwell.edu.

About Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York
Founded in 1983, Cohen Children’s Medical Center is a 202-bed hospital dedicated exclusively to the care of children. The specialists in the hospital’s national and international programs cover an entire range of specialties. State-of-the-art care for children’s medical, surgical, and dental needs are provided in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The facility is the largest provider of pediatric health services in New York State, serving 1.8 million children in Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. For the 12th consecutive year in 2018, Cohen’s was ranked among the nation’s best children’s hospitals in U.S. News & World Report's 2018-19 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” survey, achieving top-50 rankings in eight of 10 pediatric specialties.