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MedExpress to join Optum's clinical service offerings to enhance care


WAKEFIELD, Mass. and MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — United Health Group’s Optum has announced it is joining with MedExpress, a provider of walk-in care.

Terms of the acquisition agreement were not disclosed.

MedExpress currently operates 141 full-service neighborhood medical centers in 11 states, and plans to accelerate its expansion by opening 25 to 30 additional centers in 2015 in both existing and new states.

“Partnering with a health services innovator like Optum will help MedExpress further realize our focus on improving the health of the communities we serve,” stated Frank Alderman, CEO of MedExpress. “Optum shares our commitment to ensuring people can get the care they need, when and where they need it. Optum is a leader in supporting local physicians in providing their best patient care.”

MedExpress services extend beyond typical urgent care clinic offerings to a variety of patient services, including wellness and prevention, prescriptions, blood work, imaging and lab services, as well as workers’ compensation and occupational medical services that also help employers serve the health needs of their employees.

The combination will create opportunities to integrate Optum care management and clinical programs with MedExpress’ services, simplifying patient access to health resources and treatment options in their community.


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