Tower Heath Completes Urgent Care Purchase
Tower Health, as of Saturday, owns Premier Urgent Care offices in Limerick (left), Oaks (right), and 17 other sites
POTTSTOWN PA – Tower Health, the Reading PA-based non-profit health care provider that owns Pottstown Hospital and Phoenixville Hospital, said Saturday (Dec. 1, 2018) it completed the purchase of 19 Premier Urgent Care facilities located across southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware, and officially renamed them as Tower Health Urgent Care.
Tower said its acquisition and expansion of urgent care centers – it already operates three other facilities – will improve access to walk-in health care. The 19 sites include offices in Limerick, Oaks, Douglassville, Exton, and Lansdale. Replacement signage for them is anticipated but was not immediately installed. Tower did not disclose the value of the deal.
Each of the new facilities is open 365 days a year and offers patients access to care from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Urgent care offices typically cater to patients when their regular doctor is unavailable, or when they do not have a doctor.
The facilities will handle a variety of conditions, Tower said, including colds, flu, allergies, asthma, sore throat, sports injuries, minor lacerations, sprains, earaches and ear infections, and preventive services such as physicals, vaccines, and occupational health.
Based on weekly visits, Tower claimed the purchase made it “the largest provider of urgent care services in the metropolitan Philadelphia area.” The facility additions ensure “we can provide the most appropriate care in the right place, at the right time,” Tower President and CEO Clint Matthews said.
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