Announcing a Partnership with Beaumont Health
WellStreet partners with Beaumont Health to open
Beaumont Urgent Care centers in Metro Detroit
WellStreet Urgent Care is excited to announce a partnership with Beaumont Health, Michigan’s largest health care system. WellStreet Urgent Care is partnering with Beaumont Health, a Michigan-based organization, to open up to 30 urgent care centers throughout Metro Detroit by the end of 2019. A handful of the centers will open late this year and early next year. The first locations will be announced within the next few weeks.
“This comprehensive network of urgent care centers will help lower the cost of health care for consumers and employers and will be backed by the Beaumont brand, standards and quality,” Beaumont Health CEO John Fox said. “We are working closely with WellStreet, which has expertise running highly efficient and patient-focused urgent care centers. We want to serve our patients and families by providing the right level of quality care on their terms, with easy access at lower cost.”
“More than 40 percent of consumers visiting an urgent care do not have a primary care physician. One of our key goals will be to connect these patients with primary care physicians affiliated with the Beaumont clinically integrated network,” Fox added.
Urgent care centers near emergency rooms will also allow some patients to be seen more quickly for minor injuries and illnesses at a reduced cost compared to a much more expensive emergency room visit. This could also allow patients with more serious injuries to be seen more quickly in emergency centers.
“Providers in the centers will have experience and specialized training in urgent care, so consumers can have confidence the care they receive emphasizes quality and safety,” WellStreet Urgent Care’s Chief Medical Officer Lee Resnick, M.D., said. “In addition, the modern facilities will create a warm and comfortable care environment.” Patients will be able to make appointments online and with streamlined registration and tracking processes. Typical visits are complete in less than 50 minutes.
The new venture, Beaumont Urgent Care, is in the process of selecting locations in high-traffic areas, near high-volume emergency centers, large employers and commercially dense areas.
“Beaumont, through our network of care providers, offers access to the highest-quality urgent care, primary care and specialists near home or work, so consumers can manage health care for themselves and their families, when and where they need it,” Fox added.
Weekend and evening appointments also allow recently hospitalized patients an opportunity for earlier evaluation and intervention should problems arise after hours. This easy access can help reduce hospital readmission rates and decrease health care costs for patients and
About Beaumont Health
Beaumont Health is Michigan’s largest health care system and is the most preferred for health care in the tri-county area, according to National Research Corporation survey data. A not-for-profit organization, it was formed in 2014 by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Hospital and Oakwood Healthcare to provide patients with the benefit of greater access to extraordinary, compassionate care, no matter where they live in Southeast Michigan. Beaumont Health has total net revenue of $4.5 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,429 beds, 187 outpatient sites, nearly 5,000 physicians, 38,000 employees and 3,500 volunteers. In 2017, Beaumont Health had 175,700 inpatient discharges, 17,800 births and 575,000 emergency visits. For more information, visit beaumont.org.