With advantages like easy-to-use online pre-registration and check-in, a real-time wait clock, mobile x-ray and large exam rooms, the new Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care locations in Springfield are designed to make health care easy and convenient.
The East Battlefield location in Springfield, Missouri opened Saturday, May 19 in the Battlefield Marketplace at 900 E. Battlefield Road, just west of National Avenue. The second opens its doors on Tuesday, May 22 in the new Magers Crossing Retail Center, located at 2150 W. Republic Road, just east of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Both centers will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Mercy and GoHealth Urgent Care plan to open more than 30 co-branded Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care centers over the next two years, with convenient retail locations throughout St. Louis, Springfield, Oklahoma City and Northwest Arkansas.
“These are not only our first Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care centers in Springfield, but they are also the first centers in our multi-market joint venture with Mercy,” said Todd Latz, CEO of GoHealth Urgent Care. “Partnering with an innovative and integrated health system like Mercy will enable us to provide more connected and comprehensive care, complete with integrated electronic medical records and same-day or next-day appointments with specialists when needed. We look forward to providing the highest level of care and quality to Springfield’s many families.”
Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care treats adults and children six months and older with non-life threatening illnesses and injuries such as colds, flu, fever, asthma, allergies, emphysema, minor skin lacerations, cuts, burns, urinary tract infections, sports injuries, fractures, sprains and strains. Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care accepts most commercial insurance plans.
“We’re bringing our community the kind of urgent care experience they want and deserve, with expanded access to convenient and high-quality care,” said Jon Swope, interim president of Mercy Springfield Communities and president of Mercy’s central region. “We’ve been fortunate to serve this community for more than 125 years, and we look forward to providing compassionate, patient-focused care for many more years to come.”
Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care patients will experience visits that on average last less than an hour and will cost substantially less than a trip to the emergency room. The open floor layout of Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care centers enables caregivers to directly engage with patients, and the spacious exam rooms can accommodate entire families. Every center is equipped with on-site X-ray and laboratory services for patient convenience, enabling rapid results.
GoHealth Urgent Care is one of the country’s fastest-growing and largest urgent care providers. At GoHealth Urgent Care, we place the needs of our patients first—by providing unparalleled experiences that are effortless, personal and connected to market-leading health systems and our communities as a whole. GoHealth Urgent Care operates more than 85 urgent care centers in the New York and Portland, Oregon, metropolitan areas, the San Francisco Bay Area, Hartford and Southeastern, Connecticut, and Springfield, Missouri, with multiple urgent care centers soon to come in Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. GoHealth Urgent Care’s current partners include health systems that are at the forefront of care delivery innovation, including Northwell Health, New York's largest health system, Legacy Health, the largest nonprofit, locally owned health system in the Portland-Vancouver area, Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, headquartered in San Francisco, Hartford HealthCare, Connecticut’s most comprehensive health care network, and Mercy, one of the Midwest’s largest, most integrated and innovative health systems. GoHealth Urgent Care is a d/b/a of Access Clinical Partners, LLC, a TPG Growth portfolio company. TPG Growth is the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, which has over $70 billion of assets under management. To learn more, please visit www.gohealthUC.com.
Mercy Springfield Communities is comprised of Mercy Hospital Springfield, an 866-bed referral center; an orthopedic hospital; a rehab hospital; a children’s hospital; five regional hospitals in Lebanon, Aurora, Cassville, Mountain View, Missouri and Berryville, Arkansas; and Mercy Clinic, a physician clinic with nearly 700 doctors and locations throughout the region. It is part of Mercy, which services millions annually, and was named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2018, 2017 and 2016 by IBM Watson Health. Mercy includes more than 40 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, 800 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 44,000 co-workers and 2,100 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has clinics, outpatient services and outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. In addition, Mercy's IT division, Mercy Technology Services, supply chain organization, ROi, and Mercy Virtual commercially serve providers and patients in more than 20 states coast to coast.