Washington Regional teams up with Urgent Care network

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Fayetteville-based Washington Regional Medical Center and Urgent Team Family of Urgent Care & Walk-In Centers have partnered to create a branded network of walk-in urgent and family care centers throughout Northwest Arkansas.

The partnership intends to operate centers in Bentonville, Harrison, Rogers, Springdale and Fayetteville.

Most Washington Regional Urgent Care centers will be open seven days a week and provide treatment for injuries, illnesses and conditions that are urgent, but non-life threatening. Walk-ins will be welcome or for added convenience, patients will be able to schedule a same day or next day appointment online. Most insurance plans, including Tricare, Medicare and Medicaid, as well as cash and credit cards, are accepted.

“This important initiative will expand our non-emergency, walk-in services to consumers,” said Larry Shackelford, President and CEO of Washington Regional. “As a leading regional health system in a competitive healthcare market, the blended expertise of our strong reputation, combined with Urgent Team’s expertise in offering a quality, patient experience in a retail setting, positions our health system to become the leading on-demand network in Northwest Arkansas. The partnership fills the gap in consumer and employer health demand for a retail value experience for their every-day healthcare needs.”

Washington Regional is the only not-for-profit, community-owned and locally governed healthcare system in Northwest Arkansas. Tennessee-based Urgent Team Family of Centers is one of the largest independent operators of urgent and family care centers in the Southeast. Its Family of Centers, with soon-to-be 60-plus centers in five states, provides a range of health services including treatments for injuries and illnesses, occupational health and wellness care.

“It is our honor to partner with such a forward-looking health system. Like Urgent Team, Washington Regional has been a leader in offering services that combine quality, convenience, cost, and exceptional patient experience,” Urgent Team CEO and Chairman Tom Dent said.