CareNow Urgent Care announced that it opened its first Houston-area clinic on March 7, 2017 at 5510 West Grand Parkway South, Richmond, TX 77406. CareNow Urgent Care is part of HCA, one of the nation’s largest healthcare facility management companies, and affiliated with HCA’s Gulf Coast Division.
The clinic, CareNow Urgent Care-Richmond, is part of a network of clinics in Houston and in several other U.S. markets. Additional CareNow Urgent Care clinics are scheduled to open in the Houston area in the fall of 2017. Several more are in the planning stages for 2018.
CareNow clinics are walk-ins, but they provide Web Check-In® at Houston.CareNow.com, an online preregistration process that triggers a call from CareNow staff to tell the patient when the provider will be ready to see them. Knowing when they should come in, and having pre-registered, the patient can wait anywhere and arrive just before the estimated time. This virtually eliminates wait time in the clinic waiting room.
“CareNow Urgent Care offers healthcare services to treat non-emergent medical problems that develop unexpectedly and require immediate attention,” said Tim Miller, President of HCA’s Urgent Care Services. “In so doing, we help fill the gap between primary care physicians and hospital emergency rooms.”
CareNow Urgent Care physicians and other care professionals provide urgent care – quick care for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries such as sprains and strains, minor burns, lacerations, sore throats and flu-like symptoms – as well as physicals, vaccinations and general diagnostic and treatment services. The clinics have X-ray and lab services. CareNow Urgent Care clinics also provide occupational medicine services to local employers. These include examinations and treatment of injured workers in workers compensation cases, pre-employment screenings and drug tests.
CareNow Urgent Care clinics is open seven days a week, with extended hours. For more information, visit Houston.CareNow.com.
About CareNow Urgent Care
Founded in 1993 in Dallas-Fort Worth, CareNow Urgent Care has grown to become one of the largest urgent care networks in the country. HCA acquired CareNow in 2015 with the intent to extend the model that has made the urgent care network so successful. CareNow Urgent Care is becoming the national brand for urgent care services across HCA. More information is at Houston.CareNow.com.
About HCA Gulf Coast Division
HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities. It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses. HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 6 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. For more information, visit online at www.HCAGulfCoast.com.