ChristianaCare, Delaware’ largest healthcare system and GoHealth Urgent Care announced that they have entered into a new partnership to operate ChristianaCare’s five medical aid units and establish a network of new urgent care centers throughout Delaware and surrounding areas.
Atlanta-based GoHealth has urgent care centers in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Washington.
“This partnership will advance our ability to make a positive impact on the health of every person in every community we serve by increasing access to high-quality, affordable urgent care services,” said Janice E. Nevin, M.D., ChristianaCare’s president and CEO. “Partnering with GoHealth Urgent Care and leveraging its unique model, expertise and consumer focus enables us tooffer greater convenience and provide the right care, at the right place and right time in the most cost-appropriate setting.”
ChristianaCare-GoHealth Urgent Care will convert ChristianaCare’s five existing medical aid units – in Newark, Glasgow, Middletown and Smyrna – to GoHealth Urgent Care’s integrated operating model and design and will build a number of new urgent care centers throughout Delaware and surrounding areas over the next several years.
“We are thrilled to partner with ChristianaCare to deliver seamless, personalized and deeply connected care to Delawareand surrounding communities,” said Todd Latz, CEO of GoHealth Urgent Care. “We will set a new standard for on-demand care in the region, deliver value to consumers, employers and payors, and collaboratively champion population health initiatives and value-based care.”
The ChristianaCare-GoHealth Urgent Care centers will provide a more accessible, convenient and comfortable alternative to costlier, more time-consuming emergency department visits for everyday illnesses and non-life-threatening injuries,such as colds, flu, fever, asthma, allergies, emphysema, minor skin lacerations, cuts, burns, urinary tract infections, sports injuries, fractures, sprains and strains. The centers will have on-site laboratory and X-ray services, according to a release.
ChristianaCare-GoHealth Urgent Care patients will be able to walk in or go online to check wait times, pre-register and reserve their place in line, ensuring that high-quality clinical providers will see them even more quickly. Patient visits are expected to average less than an hour, a release stated.