NextCare Holdings, a Mesa, Ariz.-based urgent-care and occupational medical services provider, has acquired three new facilities in Arizona, allowing it to provide care to more than 90% of the state's population.
The company announced Thursday that it had acquired Troyer Urgent Care clinics in Flagstaff and Lake Havasu, as well as the Chino Valley Medical Center. The Chino Valley location also provides primary-care services, and will continue to do so following the acquisition.
The acquisitions are strategic for NextCare, which now manages 35 urgent-care locations in Arizona, more than any other provider, according to a news release. The company operates 123 urgent-care facilities in 11 states.
NextCare, which claims to be the nation's largest privately held urgent-care provider, is growing quickly, having acquired or opened 23 clinics in the past 12 months. The company has plans for more acquisitions and the establishment of new clinics in the near future, according to the release.
Hospitals have increasingly looked to urgent-care centers as strategic partners in keeping patients well, and less as competitors. Some hospitals have engaged in joint venture deals to gain patients and curb the costs of starting their own clinics.