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University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health Partners with ChoiceOne Urgent Care to Open Urgent Care Centers in Harford County

October 2015

University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH) has partnered with ChoiceOne Urgent Care, LLC to open and operate a network of urgent care centers throughout Harford County.

This alliance offers individuals an integrated and coordinated delivery of health care with an increased access to UM UCH’s robust network of primary and specialty care providers, as well as its broad scope of services. The partnership also presents the community with another option to UM UCH’s Emergency Department. By using ChoiceOne/UM UCH urgent care centers, individuals should experience reduced wait times to see a provider and at a lower cost.

“Partnering with ChoiceOne Urgent Care allows us to better serve the needs of our Harford County community,” said Lyle E. Sheldon, FACHE, president and CEO of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health. “This joint venture will provide high quality care to those who need urgent attention for a medical issue but not necessarily a visit to the emergency room. Working with ChoiceOne will complement the health care services we provide by caring for people in the right setting, at the right time and at a lower cost, improving access to care close to home and work.”

ChoiceOne/UM UCH plans to open its first two urgent care facilities in Harford County in early 2016. The locations will be announced at a later date. The two organizations will work to develop additional sites within the community.

“UM UCH is the most trusted name for health care in Harford County,” said Dr. Scott Burger, ChoiceOne’s chief medical officer and chief operating officer. “Through this partnership, UM UCH and ChoiceOne are providing seamless access to high-quality health care and services delivered to patients who need continued care.”