OU Physicians, the state’s largest physicians group, and Xpress Wellness Urgent Care, an Oklahoma-based health care provider, today announced a clinical affiliation agreement designed to enhance care across the state.
With more than 950 doctors and advanced practice providers, OU Physicians delivers expert care in almost every adult and child specialty. The practice sees patients at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and at satellite clinics around the state. Xpress Wellness provides walk-in treatment for non-life threatening illnesses or injuries, sports physicals and employer health services at locations in Oklahoma and Kansas, including Chickasha, Elk City, Enid, Lawton, Muskogee, Sapulpa, Shawnee, Weatherford, Woodward and Andover, Kansas.
The new clinical affiliation will give Xpress Wellness patients access to the more specialized health services offered by OU Physicians providers.
“At OU Physicians, we are committed to delivering comprehensive, high-quality health care to any and all who need it,” said Brian Maddy, Chief Executive Officer of OU Physicians. “By collaborating with Xpress Wellness providers and sharing our expertise with their patients, we can deliver services to more people and ensure they get the resources they need to lead healthier lives. We are very excited about the collaboration and the positive results it will produce.”
Both entities believe the collaboration will increase access to health care services and enhance quality, safety and efficiency in care delivery.
“We are very pleased to be affiliated with OU Physicians,” said, Dr. Scott Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Xpress Wellness. “We strive to be health care leaders in the communities we serve with on demand care and understand that people have a choice on where to receive care. OU Physicians means quality and together we will have a positive effect on those we serve.”
The clinical affiliation agreement includes all current and future Xpress Wellness clinic locations in Oklahoma.
About OU Physicians
With more than 950 doctors and advanced practice providers, OU Physicians is the state’s largest physician group. The practice encompasses almost every adult and child specialty. Many OU Physicians have expertise in the management of complex conditions that is unavailable anywhere else in the state, region or sometimes even the nation. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world firsts.
OU Physicians see patients in their offices at the OU Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and in Edmond, Midwest City, Enid and other cities around Oklahoma. When hospitalization is necessary, they often admit patients to OU Medical Center. Many also care for their patients in other hospitals around the metro area. OU Physicians serve as faculty at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and train the region’s future physicians. For more information, go to https://www.oumedicine.com/ou-physicians
About Xpress Wellness Urgent Care
Xpress Wellness is a privately held company based in Enid, Oklahoma. The company is led by Dr. Scott Williams, Chief Medical Officer, and Brian Hayden, President. Xpress Wellness opened its first urgent care center in March 2014 and currently has 10 locations in Oklahoma and Kansas. Each center provides comprehensive medical care for children and adults, as well as, medical services for employers. Onsite services include computerized radiology, lab services, diagnostic testing and EKG. Xpress Wellness is accredited by Urgent Care Association of America. For more information, go to http://xpresswellnessurgentcare.com/
Xpress Wellness Urgent Care has received the Accredited Urgent Care designation, the highest level of distinction for urgent care centers. Xpress Wellness has met all of the Urgent Care Association of America's established standards and criteria for quality of patient care, safety, and scope of services. With its accreditation, Xpress Wellness and the Urgent Care Association of America demonstrate their commitment toward providing patients with access to quality care of the highest level. “Our medical providers, clinical staff and the rest of our team work hard every day to ensure we practice patient care at the highest standards and we are proud to be recognized with accreditation from the Urgent Care Association of America," said Dr. Scott Williams, Chief Medical Officer.
The health care environment is changing and it is becoming more and more important for patients to understand their treatment options. Urgent Care is a convenient and viable option for many medical conditions. Urgent care fills the gap between primary care and hospital emergency rooms, offering increased convenience and cost savings. Urgent Care centers provide patients with walk-in, extended-hour medical attention with licensed providers for a large scope of medical conditions.
Xpress Wellness is a privately-held company based in Enid, Oklahoma. The company is led by Dr. Scott Williams, Chief Medical Officer, and Brian Hayden, President. Xpress Wellness has ten locations with nine in Oklahoma (Elk City, Enid, Chickasha, Lawton, Muskogee, Sapulpa, Shawnee, Weatherford, and Woodward) and one location in Kansas (Andover). Each center provides comprehensive medical care for children and adults, as well as, medical services for employers. Onsite services include computerized radiology, lab services, diagnostic testing and EKG. Xpress Wellness accepts most insurance.
After Arby’s moved to their new location, many questioned what would happen to the old building.
On Friday morning, work crews were knocking down the old building to make room for Xpress Wellness Urgent Care Center.
Kay Perry of Chickasha Community Development said the company has picked up building permits and is looking to make the building size of approximately 3,850 square feet.
According to Brian Hayden, president of Xpress Wellness Urgent Care Center, this will be the ninth location in the state of Oklahoma and is looking to help Grady County and the citizens of Chickasha.
“We hope to have a good response form Chickasha and the community,” Hayden said. “We will have online registration or they can walk into the center with no appointment necessary.”
Xpress Wellness Urgent Care starts building at old Arby’s location (in Chickasha, Oklahoma)
Hayden believes Chickasha is a prime spot for their Urgent Care Center after doing some research and pulling some data to help make the decision of coming to Chickasha.
The new clinic will have five exam rooms and a procedure room and will be open seven days a week and the target date of opening is currently set for the Summer of 2016 according to Hayden.
When Xpress Wellness Urgent Care Center opens, their hours will be Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and open on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Xpress Wellness Urgent Care will open its doors for business today. The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1-7 p.m. on Sunday and is located at 6744 NW Cache Road.
Xpress Wellness will offer services for acute type situations, such as strains, sprains, flus, colds and allergies, along with occupational medicine, sports physicals, drug testing, breath alcohol testing and workers compensation. There will be a full-time physician and nurse practitioner onsite.
Scott Williams, chief medical officer, and Brian Hayden, president, of Xpress Wellness have opened clinics in Enid, Elk City, Woodward, Weatherford, Shawnee, Muskogee and Sapulpa. Lawton's Xpress Wellness is the eighth clinic Williams and Hayden have opened in the last year and a half.
"We've done six in the last 11 months," Hayden said. "They're all like little children to us."
Williams and Hayden wanted to open Xpress Wellness because of the new changes in health care and to increase people's accessibility and availability to services. Xpress Wellness will take most all insurances including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Sooner Care and Tri Care.
When scoping out the next place to establish the next Xpress Wellness, Williams and Hayden liked the Lawton area and thought the clinic could benefit the city.
"It's a big community, and we just felt like there was an opportunity to be a service and a convenience to the folks in the Lawton area," Hayden said.
ENID, Okla. — The urgent care clinics in Enid fill a special role between emergency rooms and primary care doctors.
At Xpress Wellness, President Brian Hayden said his facility is ready for patients in need of care for acute conditions.
“They may have difficulty reaching their primary physician. It might be a non-emergency situation that’s not really needed in the emergency room,” he said. “It’s walk-in care at the time you need it.”
What an urgent care doesn’t do is treat life-threatening emergencies or conditions that require long-term care.
“We handle what I would call acute care situations, like strains, sprains, lacerations, cold and flu. We’re not there for chronic case management, like diabetes and hypertension. That’s for their primary care physicians,” Hayden said.
At Xpress, like other urgent care clinics, medical professionals are staffed seven days per week and have extended hours outside the regular business day.
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