Souce: Hoodline

By Stephen Jackson

October 5, 2016


Glen Park's main drag doesn't see a lot of retail turnovers, but you may have noticed a new addition recently. GoHealth Urgent Care, which seeks to treat minor injuries requiring immediate care in partnership with Dignity Health, opened its doors on Diamond Street last week.

Back in July, we reported that a GoHealth Urgent Care center had opened up shop in the Castro, in the space formerly occupied by Radio Shack, and that more SF locations were planned in the coming months. The Glen Park location is the second to open in the city, and locations in Cole Valley and the Excelsior are set to open on October 17th, followed by a Lower Pacific Heights location on Oct. 24th.

GoHealth centers seek to add convenience by locating centers in highly trafficked commercial areas that are easily accessible by local residents. The company currently operates centers in the Portland and New York metro areas, and, most recently, the San Francisco Bay Area.

Costs are kept down by lean staffing practices: each center is operated by one medical professional (a doctor, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant) and a radiology technician. According to a statement from our previous article, one GoHealth center might see 36 patients in a given 12-hour day.

Chuck Kruger, President of Northern California GoHealth Urgent Care, expressed his excitement about the new location. "Glen Park residents have many stores, restaurants and transit options available within a short walking distance, and with GoHealth Urgent Care now open in the neighborhood they also have a high-quality, convenient and affordable resource for their health care needs," Kruger said.

He continued, "In addition, our partnership with Dignity Health ensures that the highest level of care is given to our patients not only for their urgent care visit but for any needed follow-up care with Dignity Health’s many primary care physicians and specialists.”

The facility is now open and accepting patients. GoHealth encourages prospective patients to use its website or app to schedule appointments and determine wait times. The Glen Park facility is open from 8am to 8pm, Monday through Friday, and 9am to 5pm on weekends. 

GoHealth plans to open a dozen facilities around the Bay Area in the next year.