Private-equity-backed urgent-care developer GoHealth Urgent Care will enter California through a joint venture with Dignity Health.
Atlanta-based GoHealth and Dignity, a health system based in San Francisco, plan to develop a dozen urgent-care centers together in Northern California. GoHealth, backed by global private investment firm TPG, has struck similar deals with Portland, Ore.-based Legacy Health and Northwell Health, the system formerly known as North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, based in Great Neck, N.Y.
The joint California company will be equally owned by GoHealth and Dignity, executives said, and its first urgent-care centers will open this spring in San Francisco.
GoHealth has expanded rapidly since it opened for business in 2013 with two urgent-care centers in a joint venture with five-hospital Legacy. GoHealth and Legacy now operate 11 urgent-care centers in Portland and plan to develop another 10. In New York, GoHealth and Northwell have launched 19 locations in a year, and two more are expected to open within a week.