Baptist Health Urgent Care Announces New Location in Jacksonville

Jacksonville, AR (Jan. 23, 2017) Baptist Health continues to expand access to healthcare by announcing the opening of its third urgent care center, which will be located in Jacksonville across 167 from Wal-Mart 1813 T.P. White Drive.

Baptist Health, in a joint venture with Urgent Team, one of the Southeast’s largest independent operators of urgent and family care centers, currently has urgent care centers in North Little Rock and Bryant.

“We’re very excited to expand urgent care services to the residents in Jacksonville,” said Troy Wells, president and CEO of Baptist Health. “Providing convenient access and affordable care for urgent, but non-emergency needs, is a strategic focus we are intent on providing in Arkansas.”

The new urgent care center in Jacksonville opens Jan. 30 and will provide urgent and family care, as well as wellness services on a walk-in basis. Experienced primary care providers Chad Sherwood, M.D., and Pamela Speed, nurse practitioner, will lead the team. Dr. Sherwood, currently serves as Urgent Team’s Chief Medical Officer in Arkansas. Speed has more than 25 years of experience in rural healthcare and most recently worked at Sherwood Urgent Care in Searcy, an affiliate of Urgent Team.

“We’re honored to partner with such a highly-respected healthcare organization,” said Mike Dupuis, Urgent Team division vice president. “Our goal is to meet the growing patient expectation for quality care delivered in a convenient location at an affordable price.”

Baptist Health’s expansion into urgent care provides unscheduled access to care for patients, as well as supports Baptist Health physicians who want to provide an after-hours option to their patients. While an individual’s primary care provider should be the main choice since the physicians knows the patient’s entire medical history, sometimes immediate care is needed.

Urgent care is also quicker and less expensive than an emergency room for receiving care for pain or conditions that are non life-threatening. With no appointment needed, patients are seen on a walk-in basis for a variety of medical needs, including:

 

  • Asthma and allergies
  • Bites, stings, allergic reactions
  • Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting
  • Ear and Eye injuries
  • BurnsImmunizations and vaccinations
  • Flu, colds and viral illnesses
  • Sprains, strains, broken bones
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Skin conditions
  • School, sports and wellness physicals
  • Occupational Health services

 

Baptist Health Urgent Care-Jacksonville is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Most insurance plans, including TRICARE, Medicare and Medicaid, as well as cash and credit card are accepted.

 

ABOUT BAPTIST HEALTH URGENT CARE

Baptist Health Urgent Care, with 12 locations in Arkansas, is a joint venture between Baptist Health and Urgent Team Family of Urgent Care & Walk-in Centers, one of the largest independent operators of urgent and family care centers in the Southeast. The Urgent Team Family of Centers provides quality and affordable family healthcare at 73 locations under seven brands: Ascension Saint Thomas Urgent Care, Washington Regional Urgent Care, Huntsville Hospital Urgent Care, Physicians Care, Urgent Team, Sherwood Urgent Care, and Baptist Health Urgent Care. Baptist Health Urgent Care’s convenient, walk-in centers provide a range of healthcare services including treatments for injuries and illnesses, occupational health and wellness care. Most centers offer 24/7 online scheduling with Hold My Spot®.  Urgent Team’s company headquarters are located in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, visit BaptistHealthUrgentCare.net  or UrgentTeam.com.