CareNow Urgent Care has announced that it will open its first San Jose-area clinic on March 28, 2017, in Milpitas, CA. CareNow Urgent Care is part of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), one of the nation’s largest healthcare facility management companies. It is affiliated with HCA’s Good Samaritan Health System, which includes Regional Medical Center of San Jose and Good Samaritan Hospital.
“CareNow Urgent Care offers healthcare services to treat non-emergent medical problems that develop unexpectedly and require attention,” said Mike Johnson, CEO of Regional Medical Center of San Jose. “In so doing, it will improve access to care for patients by filling the gap between primary care physicians and hospital emergency rooms.”
The clinic, CareNow Urgent Care-Milpitas, will be part of a network of clinics in San Jose and in several other U.S. markets. Additional CareNow Urgent Care clinics are scheduled to open in the San Jose area in the spring and fall of 2017. Several more are in the planning stages for 2018.
“CareNow Urgent Care’s entrance into the San Jose area will help provide non-emergent medical care to our patients,” said Joe DeSchryver, CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital. “As part of the Good Samaritan Health System we look forward to working closely together to meet the increasing healthcare needs of our communities.”
CareNow clinics are walk-ins, but they provide Web Check-In® at 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 physicians and other care professionals will 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 will 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 will be open seven days a week, with extended hours. For more information, visit 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 CareNow.com.
About HCA’s Good Samaritan Health System
The Good Samaritan Health System (GSHS) is owned by the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and includes Regional Medical Center of San Jose, Good Samaritan Hospital, three San Jose HCA-owned surgery centers, five San Jose area CareNow Urgent Care Centers opening in 2017 and the physicians associated with Santa Clara County Independent Physician’s Association (SCCIPA).
Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) operates 169 facilities and more than 1-hundred free-standing surgery centers nationwide.