CareWell Urgent Care to Open Two UMass Memorial Health Care Affiliated Centers in Worcester

CareWell Urgent Care to Open Two UMass Memorial Health Care
Affiliated Centers in Worcester

Growing New England urgent care provider and top Worcester, MA health system create an integrated community healthcare solution

QUINCY, Mass., July 7, 2015 –Two UMass Memorial-affiliated CareWell Urgent Care centers, located at 500 Lincoln Street and 348 Greenwood Street in Worcester, will open on July 15.  This affiliation is unique to the Worcester area and will provide residents an integrated healthcare solution with both organizations serving patients based on their individual needs.

“CareWell is thrilled to launch this new affiliation with UMass Memorial Health Care,” said CEO Shaun Ginter. “More importantly, we are excited for what this means for the community. By working together, CareWell Urgent Care and UMass Memorial Health Care have created an integrated healthcare solution that will ensure that residents receive the highest quality healthcare affordably, conveniently and efficiently.”

CareWell Urgent Care offers medical care from Board-certified doctors, no referral or appointment necessary. Patients can visit CareWell centers for all non-life-threatening, but still urgent, illness or injury, including colds, flu, infections, fractures, cuts, rashes and allergic reactions. Centers also offer preventative care such as flu shots, vaccinations and routine physical exams, and have on-site x-ray and lab capabilities.

“July 15, the opening day for our first two affiliated centers, will be an important day in the evolution of our health care system as we continue our commitment to respond to the paradigm-shift along the continuum of care by serving our patients in their communities,” said Eric Dickson, MD, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care. “Our affiliation with CareWell, a recognized leader in the delivery of urgent care services, will benefit our patients greatly by providing them access to quality urgent care services.”

CareWell clinics will be able to refer patients to UMass Memorial Health Care specialists and primary care physicians when necessary. UMass Memorial Health Care can now refer appropriate patients to nearby CareWell centers, reducing wait times and costs for non-urgent illnesses and injuries. CareWell clinics are located within a mile of UMass Memorial Health Care hospitals, ensuring these referrals can be made quickly and conveniently, even in an emergency.

All CareWell locations are open from 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week. Additional information can be found at carewellurgentcare.com.

 About CareWell Urgent Care

Established in 2012, CareWell Urgent Care (care provided by Carewell Urgent Care Centers of Massachusetts, PC) is a leading provider of accessible, efficient neighborhood healthcare. CareWell is committed to changing the delivery of healthcare in America by providing on-demand, high quality, and affordable care. Our approach is patient-centered, with Board-certified physicians on-site at all times and an emphasis on full collaboration with the patient’s regular healthcare team. CareWell Urgent Care has centers in Billerica, Cambridge, Framingham, Lexington, Needham, Norwell, Peabody, South Dennis, Tewksbury and Worcester, Mass, as well as Warwick, R.I., with additional centers slated to open throughout New England in 2015.

About UMass Memorial Health Care

UMass Memorial Health Care is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Central Massachusetts with more than 12,900 employees and 1,670 physicians, many of whom are members of UMass Memorial Medical Group. Our member hospitals and entities include Clinton Hospital, HealthAlliance Hospital, Marlborough Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center and Community Healthlink, our behavioral health agency. With our teaching and research partner, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, our extensive primary care network and our cancer, diabetes, heart and vascular, and musculoskeletal programs, UMass Memorial delivers safe, high-quality and compassionate care.

Call 855-UMASS-MD (855-862-7763) for all your health care needs. Visit umassmemorialhealthcare.org

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On behalf of CareWell Urgent Care:

Karen Laverty

Greenough Communications

617.275.6516

klaverty@greenough.biz