Atlanta firm, Henry Ford opening urgent care centers

DETROIT—Officials at Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System and , one of the nation’s leading health care providers, and Atlanta, Ga.-based GoHealth Urgent Care, an on-demand care company, announced a new partnership to operate urgent care centers across southeastern Michigan.

Three existing Henry Ford Macomb Urgent Care centers in Fraser, Chesterfield and Bruce Township will transition to the new joint venture in late 2021, and multiple new sites are expected to open in 2022 across southeast Michigan.

“As part of our mission to improve people’s lives, we know we must continue to grow and expand our programs and services to meet the diverse and changing needs of the communities we serve,” said Wright Lassiter III, president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System. “That involves a commitment to partnering with our patients and members to provide more choices and increased access – the care they need and the convenience they want. As part of our mission to improve people’s lives, we know we must continue to grow and expand our programs and services to meet the diverse and changing needs of the communities we serve.”

Henry Ford-GoHealth Urgent Care will provide southeastern Michigan communities with accessible and high-quality urgent care. Customers will be able to walk in or go online to check wait times, save their spot online and pre-register, ensuring they can see a high-quality clinical provider quickly and effortlessly, virtually or in person.

“The past 18 months have clearly demonstrated the critical importance of convenient access to high-quality, on-demand care,” said Todd Latz, GoHealth CEO. “We are very proud to partner with Henry Ford Health System, a national leader in clinical and value-based care, to help ensure that people and families across southeastern Michigan can seamlessly access care and live healthier lives.”

Henry Ford-GoHealth Urgent Care centers will treat patients ages six months and older, providing comprehensive urgent care for non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries, on-site X-ray services and COVID-19 evaluation and testing. Clinical care across all centers will continue to be led and provided by Henry Ford providers and combined with proprietary customer access tools and proven workflows and operations from GoHealth.

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