|[September 12, 2013]
Physicians Urgent Care Opens South Bend Clinic
SOUTH BEND, Ind. --(Business Wire)--
Today, Physicians Urgent Care celebrates the grand opening of its second
clinic in Indiana, providing South Bend residents a convenient solution
to their urgent and unexpected health care needs. The new 2,500
square-foot clinic at 1245 East Ireland Road (across from Target (News - Alert)) is
open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
on weekends. The walk-in clinic is fully equipped with X-ray, lab
testing and five exam rooms, including a trauma room and pediatric room,
for treating non-life threatening injuries and illnesses and performing
minor surgical procedures.
"We're excited to come to South Bend with a fantastic location right in
the heart of the city's retail corridor, which is so convenient for area
residents," said Stan Blaylock, CEO of Physicians Urgent Care. "Our
patients count on us for remarkable care, great hours and ideal
locations - including our Mishawaka clinic by University Park Mall and
one coming soon in Elkhart. Convenience also means great online and
mobile tools that make health care easier to use and more transparent."
South Bend-area patients can see current wait times, get directions and
check in online from home before walking in. They can learn more about
the education, experience and board certifications of each clinic's
physicians and physician assistants. Plus, they can see what insurance
is accepted, such as Anthem Blue Cross and lue Shield and
UnitedHealthcare. For uninsured patients, Physicians Urgent Care openly
publishes a three-tiered pricing plan online so patients know what to
expect without worrying about billing surprises. The medical team treats
a wide variety of injuries and illnesses at set rates that start at $125.
"Physicians Urgent Care is a convenient and cost-effective alternative
to the ER for non-life threatening injuries and illnesses. Studies show
that one in four ER visits is for a non-emergency situation, and we know
that patients aren't always sure about what can be treated at an urgent
care center," says Blaylock. To address this problem, Physicians Urgent
Care offers local employers a free set of "When there's urgency, but no
emergency™" educational materials that provides a memorable and easy way
for employees to understand when they can use urgent care instead of the
"Physicians Urgent Care is a great addition to the healthcare options in
South Bend," said Jeff Rea, president and CEO of the St. Joseph County
Chamber of Commerce. "Residents will benefit from the convenient
location and variety of services the Physicians Urgent Care staff
provides, and the businesses in our community are getting a great
partner for occupational health services."
Physicians Urgent Care also helps local businesses control their health
care costs, treating injuries that happen at work and handling drug or
alcohol testing and pre-employment physicals. This week, the company
introduced an online version of its medical authorization form to make
it even easier and faster for employers to get care started for their
employees. Local businesses can learn more by visiting the Physicians
Urgent Care booth at the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce "Business
Expo After Hours" event on Wednesday, September 18.
To see current wait times or check in online at the South Bend clinic,
go to visitphysicians.com/southbend.
About Physicians Urgent Care
Physicians Urgent Care, also known as Physicians Immediate Care, is a
Midwest leader in urgent care and occupational health. For over 25
years, it has provided affordable, convenient medical care to more than
one million patients. The company is dedicated to building healthy
communities by providing remarkable care you can count on, when and
where you need it. Its network of more than 20 clinics are each
fully-equipped to provide X-rays, lab work, minor surgical procedures,
immunizations and drug and alcohol tests. In 2012, Physicians Immediate
Care LLC received a growth capital investment from private equity firm
LLR Partners and WellPoint, one of the nation's largest health benefits
companies. For locations and services, go to visitphysicians.com.
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