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Laveen Urgent Care moves to expanded facility With a new name: MedPost Urgent Care

7/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

PHOENIX (July 15, 2014) – Laveen Urgent Care is moving to a new, larger facility on July 20, and it will have a new name: MedPost Urgent Care.

The current location, 5045 W. Baseline Road, will close at 4 p.m. July 18 and will reopen at 8 a.m. Sunday under the name MedPost Urgent Care at an expanded facility across the street at 5130 W. Baseline Road.

The center will provide an array of services including treatment for burns, scrapes, sprains,  fractures, colds, coughs, infections, and allergies, as well as offering sports physicals, immunizations, employment screenings, drug testing and TB tests. Laboratory and X-ray services will also be available at the new location.

"The MedPost in Laveen is a proud partner with Abrazo Health. We're expanding our office and services because the community has come to trust the care we provide," said Jeff Wang, MedPost director of Western Region.  "The name is changing but the same trusted staff and providers are still there."

MedPost also plans to open an urgent care center in Gilbert.

There currently are 28 MedPost Urgent Care centers operating in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas.

The centers are part of a growing national network of walk-in urgent care facilities that are open seven days a week, with extended hours, to provide high-quality care for residents in their communities.

MedPost Urgent Care centers are staffed by physician specialists in primary care, internal medicine and emergency medicine, as well as nurse practitioners and other health professionals.

"Our goal is to be the gold standard for urgent care in the markets we serve, providing the right type of care at the right time, in a convenient and compassionate way," said Alan Cason, chief executive officer of MedPost and vice president, outpatient services, at Tenet Healthcare, which launched MedPost this past spring. "Continuity of care is also important. We make timely referrals for patients to obtain follow-up and specialty care when needed."

Cason added, "Urgent care centers fill an important need, especially on weekends and evenings when the offices of primary care physicians are not open. They also relieve some of the strain on crowded emergency departments that are equipped for more serious patient conditions."

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