Tulsa, OK – (March 20, 2020) – During this challenging time of COVID-19 Coronavirus, when comprehensive and efficient health care is critical, two local health care groups are combining their resources, allowing both to provide a greater spectrum of care. Access Medical Centers of Oklahoma – a brand of NextCare Holdings, Inc., and Utica Park Clinic (UPC) – the multi-specialty physician group of Hillcrest HealthCare System, have announced a strategic affiliation to serve the communities of the Tulsa, Oklahoma metro area.
Access Medical Centers and Utica Park Clinic have partnered with the goal of providing increased access to high quality health care. The affiliation will also support patient experience by providing seamless navigation through the continuum of care.
“We’re excited for Access Medical Centers to work with such a highly regarded, established local partner like Utica Park Clinic to offer residents the highest standard for quality and service in the most appropriate care setting,” said John Julian, CEO of NextCare Holdings.
Access Medical Centers offer 12 Tulsa-area locations that are open seven days a week. The clinics accept most insurance plans, including Medicaid (SoonerCare), TRICARE, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, United Health Care, Medicare and many others. For uninsured or underinsured patients, Access Medical Centers offer discount programs that can be used in conjunction with a high-deductible catastrophic policy.
Online check-in is available through Access Medical Center’s WAHOO (Wait At Home Or Office) service. Patients sign up online, over the phone or at the clinic. This feature allows patients to reserve their place within the queue at their preferred clinic location.
“Utica Park Clinic and Oklahoma Access Medical Centers Urgent Care facilities are eager to partner together to provide seamless delivery of the most appropriate level of care to our patients,” said Jim Kaltenbacher, CEO of Utica Park Clinic. “This partnership will increase access points for patients and improve outcomes and quality of care provided in the communities served by Access and UPC. We look forward to meeting the needs of more patients with this approach to care coordination.”
Utica Park Clinic (UPC) is staffed by over 285 providers practicing in over 28 specialties. UPC is comprised of over 70 clinics in the greater Tulsa area and offers same-day primary care appointments.
About NextCare Holdings
NextCare Holdings, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest providers of urgent care and occupational medical services, with an emphasis on customer service to ensure patients experience the highest level of care. NextCare Holdings operates 136 urgent care facilities in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming. For more information, please visit www.NextCare.com or call 888-381-4858. For the latest news, follow NextCare on Twitter (@NextCare) and Facebook.
NextCare Holdings is actively expanding in new and existing markets, and currently operates 136 clinics in 10 states throughout the U.S. For inquiries regarding acquisitions, management services, or health system joint ventures, contact Jeff Gerlach, Chief Growth Officer for NextCare, at [email protected].
About Hillcrest HealthCare System
In 1918, Hillcrest opened its doors to provide hope, health and healing to our community in a small hospital located in the heart of the city. Today, Hillcrest HealthCare System (HHS) is comprised of eight hospitals including Hillcrest Medical Center, Hillcrest Hospital South and Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital in Tulsa, as well as five regional hospitals, Hillcrest Hospital Claremore, Hillcrest Hospital Cushing, Hillcrest Hospital Henryetta, Hillcrest Hospital Pryor and Bailey Medical Center in Owasso. Hillcrest HealthCare System also provides comprehensive primary and specialty care services through Utica Park Clinic and Oklahoma Heart Institute.
Utica Park Clinic (UPC) is one of the largest physician groups in Oklahoma. UPC offers more than 285 primary and specialty care providers who practice in over 70 clinics throughout Northeastern Oklahoma. For more information about Utica Park Clinic’s locations, services and providers, please visit www.UticaParkClinic.com.
With more than 90 cardiac specialists in Tulsa and regional clinics, Oklahoma Heart Institute (OHI) is committed to providing quality heart care. OHI combines nationally-recognized cardiovascular physicians with the region’s most advanced technology in offering everything from comprehensive diagnostics to open heart surgery and cardiac rehabilitation. For more information, visit www.OklahomaHeart.com .