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MedExpress opens second facility

June 26, 2014
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MedExpress opens second facility
MedExpress was created by a group of emergency room physicians. Courtesy MedExpress

An urgent care company founded by emergency room physicians is seeking to deliver compassionate and convenient health care at its second Michigan-based facility.

MedExpress Urgent Care, the privately owned company headquartered in Morgantown, W. Va., announced this week it is expanding its presence in Michigan with the opening of its new facility at 6929 S. Westnedge Ave., Portage.

The roughly 5,400-square-foot MedExpress Urgent Care facility in Portage will provide convenient, walk-in treatment for patients with health care needs ranging in severity. Several of the health care services include sports physicals, routine physicals, immunizations, treatment for sprains and broken bones, and X-rays.

Linda Kline, MedExpress area manager for Michigan, said the organization’s patient base includes all ages and is a resource for individuals seeking treatment for unscheduled, time-sensitive care.

“We treat everything from fevers to fractures, stitches to sinus infections, bumps to burns,” said Kline. “We also offer wellness services such as health screenings, immunizations, flu shots and sports physicals, as well as occupational health services.”

With the opening of the Portage facility, MedExpress now has two locations in Michigan. It opened its first facility in Port Huron three weeks ago. The MedExpress Portage center employs approximately 20 individuals, including customer service representatives, and a physician-led medical team, according to Kline.

“We looked at many factors when deciding to open a center in Portage. The Portage community and employers welcomed the type of neighborhood health care for which we are known,” said Kline. “MedExpress is excited to play role in Portage’s overall health care and serve this particular community by offering a high-quality, affordable and convenient treatment option.”

Kline said the MedExpress team will work with other health care providers in the area to meet the needs of the community and patient care.

“It’s in the best interest of our patients to work closely with primary care providers, specialists and area hospitals,” said Kline. “We collaborate and share information so patients get the best follow-up care possible.”

The urgent care organization held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 25 to celebrate its official opening.

Founded in 2001, MedExpress has locations in 11 different states, including Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, and West Virginia. The urgent care organization employs physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, medical assistants and an administrative team.

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