Novant Health and GoHealth Urgent Care Announce Partnership to Develop a Large Urgent Care Network Across North Carolina

Exclusive State-Wide Partnership Will Bring Unparalleled Patient
Experiences to Neighborhoods in Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Beyond

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GoHealth Urgent Care, one of the nation’s fastest-growing urgent care
companies, and Novant Health, a four-state integrated network of
physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals, today announced
they have entered into an exclusive, integrated partnership to create a
large network of urgent care centers across North Carolina. Phase 1 of
the partnership will include at least 15 centers in greater Charlotte
and Winston-Salem. The Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care centers will
provide local communities with effortless access to high quality,
patient-focused care.

“We are thrilled to announce this new partnership between Novant Health
and GoHealth Urgent Care,” said Todd Latz, CEO of GoHealth Urgent Care.
“Combining the remarkable care that Novant Health has long been known
for with our innovative, consumer-focused approach to urgent care will
enable us to provide more personalized and deeply connected care,
complete with integrated electronic medical records and unmatched online
check-in and pre-registration tools. Our patients will also have access
to same-day or next-day appointments with Novant Health specialists and
other high-quality caregivers across Charlotte and Winston-Salem when
needed.”

Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care will open its first state-of-the-art
urgent care centers in Winston-Salem in early 2019, followed shortly
thereafter by a number of new and renovated centers in the greater
Charlotte area over the next 12-18 months. The partnership plans to
continue expansion into 2020 and beyond. Several existing Novant Health
urgent care clinics will continue to operate during the partnership
transition.

“For Novant Health, our choice to expand our services with GoHealth
Urgent Care is based on our commitment to continue providing quality
care that is accessible, affordable and convenient for patients,” said
Carl Armato, president and CEO of Novant Health. “This new
consumer-focused healthcare concept will allow us to reach more patients
and better meet their needs right where they live, work and play.”

The Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care centers will provide unparalleled
patient experiences and serve as a more convenient and comfortable
after-hours alternative to costlier, more time-consuming emergency room
visits. Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care centers will also be
available for everyday illnesses and non-life threatening injuries such
as colds, flu, fever, asthma, allergies, minor skin lacerations, cuts,
burns, urinary tract infections, sports injuries, fractures, sprains and
strains. Patients who seek medical treatment at Novant Health-GoHealth
Urgent Care centers will be able to conveniently check-in online or just
walk in to receive quick and caring service. All of the new centers will
also include on-site laboratory and X-ray services. Current Novant
Health patients will enjoy the same integrated electronic health record,
with full access to Novant Health’s online portal, MyChart, as they do
throughout the Novant Health network. Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care
will accept most commercial insurance plans, as well as Medicare and
Medicaid.

About GoHealth Urgent Care

GoHealth Urgent Care is one of the country’s fastest-growing and
largest urgent care companies. At GoHealth Urgent Care, we provide
unparalleled experiences that are effortless, personal and connected
through partnerships with market-leading health systems and our
communities as a whole. GoHealth Urgent Care operates approximately 100
urgent care centers in the New York and Portland, Oregon-Vancouver,
Washington metropolitan areas, the San Francisco Bay Area, Hartford and
South Eastern Connecticut, St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri, and
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 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 $94 billion of assets under management. To learn more, please
visit 
www.gohealthUC.com.

About Novant Health

Novant Health is an integrated network of physician clinics,
outpatient facilities and hospitals that delivers a seamless and
convenient healthcare experience to communities in Virginia, North and
South Carolina, and Georgia. Named in 2017 by Becker’s Hospital Review
as one of the nation’s 150 best places to work in healthcare, Novant
Health network consists of more than 1,500 physicians and over 28,000
employees that provide care at over 580 locations, including 15 medical
centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. In
2017, the health system provided more than $794 million in
community
benefit
, including financial assistance and services. For
more information, please visit our website at
NovantHealth.org.
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Contacts

GOHEALTH URGENT CARE
Laurie Masonson
(917) 459-6164
lmasonson@w2ogroup.com
or
NOVANT
HEALTH

Caryn Klebba
(704) 384-3909
cklebba@novanthealth.org

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