HOUSTON, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MedSpring Urgent Care, a leading provider of quality urgent health care, today announced the opening of a new center located at 6501 South Fry Road, at the southeast corner of South Fry Road and Grand Parkway, near the planned Whole Foods Market. This marks the fifth MedSpring opening in the Houston area since March 2011. All MedSpring centers have doctors on-site from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week, including holidays.
MedSpring's Katy center joins four other Houston-area locations in River Oaks, Sugar Land, Kingwood and the Memorial area.
"We are thrilled to continue our expansion in the Houston area with a fifth center, providing the city with a convenient option for comfortable and cost-effective health care," said Jon Belsher, M.D., MedSpring's Chief Medical Officer. "In addition to quality medical care, patients can expect a relaxing atmosphere with unique amenities including complimentary snacks and beverages, in-room televisions and activities for children."
On-site digital x-ray and lab facilities assist MedSpring physicians in treating a wide range of illnesses and injuries, from cuts, sprains and broken bones to coughs, allergies and infections. Walk-ins are welcome, while scheduled appointments are also available. MedSpring surveys every patient and posts all comments and reviews online, which to date have averaged ratings of 4.9 out of 5 stars.
For conditions threatening a patient's life, limb or vision, an emergency room attached to a large hospital is an appropriate place to seek care. However, for non-life threatening issues, MedSpring presents a cost-effective and convenient alternative to an expensive ER visit. While co-pays vary by insurance provider, MedSpring patients can expect to pay $35 to $50, compared to typical ER co-pays of $100 to $200 or more. For those with high-deductibles, the cost difference can be $1,000 or more. Additionally, compared to the national average emergency room visit of over four hours, MedSpring visits typically last less than an hour.
MedSpring Urgent Care currently operates ten urgent care centers in Texas with five centers in Houston and five centers in Austin. Later this month, MedSpring will open its sixth Austin location, and is expanding into Illinois as well with three Chicago-area locations opening this winter.
About MedSpring Urgent Care
Austin-based MedSpring Urgent Care operates urgent care centers that focus on delivering quality care and exceptional service. For more information, including patient reviews and savings compared to an ER, please visit www.medspring.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
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