News | October 24, 2006

Retail Healthcare Taking Root and Flourishing?

Healthcare facilities based in shopping malls, strip malls, in-stores and other commercial outlets seem to be all the rage now, offering a new wrinkle in the lexicon of outpatient care, sometimes called “urgent care.” These facilities, which are commonly called urgent care centers or clinics or walk-in clinics, are represented by The National Urgent Care Center Association (www.ucaoa.org) and the National Association for Ambulatory Care (www.urgentcare.org).
Here’s a list of some of the key players, not including those hospitals, healthcare systems and integrated delivery networks that may own and operate their own urgent care operations: AfterHours Urgent Care Centers Inc. (www.afterhoursinc.com), Denver, CO; ER Urgent Care Centers Inc. (www.erucc.net), Miami, FL; MDNow Urgent Care/Walk-In Medical Centers (www.mymdnow.com), Lake Worth, FL; MedExpress Urgent Care (www.medexpressfl.com), Royal Palm Beach, FL; MedExpress Urgent Care (www.medexpressurgentcare.com), Pleasant Hills, PA; MiniMedCare (www.minimedcare.com), Chester, NJ; MinuteClinic (now owned by CVS Corp.) (www.minuteclinic.com), Minneapolis, MN; NextCare (www.nextcare.com), Phoenix, AZ; Nova Urgent Care (www.novaurgentcare.com), Sterling, VA; Physicians ImmediateCare (www.physiciansimmediatecare.com), Rockford, IL; Pinnacle EasyCare LLC (www.easycareclinic.com), Las Vegas, NV; RediClinic (www.rediclinic.com), Houston, TX; Take Care Health Systems LLC (www.takecarehealth.com), Conshohocken, PA; Tri-State Urgent Care LLC (www.urgentcarecenters.org), Cold Spring, KY; and Urgent Care Centers Inc. (www.physicianpartnerships.com), Alpharetta, GA.
Source: Outpatient Care Technology research, October 2006

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