It is interesting to note, that a couple of months back, in November of 2009, Hometown opened two new facilities in two weeks in Columbus, Ohio.
Hometown Urgent Care has opened five new facilities in last 12 months. Their sixth new facility is projected to open in February 2010 in Columbus, Ohio. With this location, Hometown will have 12 facilities in Ohio. “We believe that we have a sound business model. This helps us to reach the break-even point quickly and keeps our overall investment for each new center less than $500,000, which includes capital cost. This has helped us to plan aggressive growth in 2010 and beyond.” added Mr. Kumar.
Hometown Urgent Care’s business model brings many advantages for the local communities. First, as in the Hometown tradition (at it’s other facilities), their Lebanon and Springfield facility is a Full-Service Urgent Care and WorkCare Center, with onsite X-ray, EKG, and labs, enabling Hometown to serve as a One-Stop Healthcare Center, for all minor illnesses, such as the flu, colds, coughs, infections, minor injuries, minor fractures, lacerations, minor burns, amongst many other non life-threatening illnesses. In addition, Hometown Urgent Care offers sport physicals, flu shots and labs. Also, for area employers, Hometown has a comprehensive Occupational Health Program. Plus, Hometown Urgent Care has an on-site pharmacy to dispense medications to our patients. The dispensing time is less than 7 minutes, saving our patients significant time. Please note that Hometown Urgent Care does not fill outside prescriptions.
Second, with their comprehensive service model and fully equipped facilities, Hometown Urgent Care not only can help reduce the unnecessary workload on Emergency Rooms, but also, save time and money for their patients. All across the nation, Full-Service Urgent Care Centers, like Hometown’s Urgent Care facilities, are gaining more and more attention, as the costs of healthcare services soar. An average injury visit to the Emergency Room could cost well over $1000, whereas, the same visit to Hometown’s Urgent Care Center would cost less than $250, saving their patients and insurance companies over $750 per visit. In addition, co-pays for an Urgent Care visit are much less than co-pays for an Emergency Room visit, adding increased savings for the patient. The average wait time in Ohio’s Emergency Room’s are nearly 4 hours. Average wait time in Hometown’s facilities is less than 32 minutes. Hometown Urgent Care offers the industry’s best payment option for their uninsured patients, as well. More and more insurance companies are recommending Urgent Care facilities for patients with non life-threatening conditions. Urgent Care facilities are complimentary to emergency departments by providing treatments for many illnesses and minor injuries. Therefore, this allows more time for the emergency departments to treat “serious” emergencies.
In addition, all Hometown’s facilities offer a Comprehensive Occupational Health Program, by bringing significant savings to area employers. Hometown locations are Certified BWC First Report of Injury. “It is our commitment to bring quality, affordable and easy to access medical services to our communities.”
Hometown’s next facility is scheduled to open in mid-February in Grove Port, OH (Columbus area).
Please visit our website at www.hometownurgentcare.com or call Manoj Kumar, JD, CPA, Chief Executive officer at 937-424-2213 if you should require further information.
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With Eleven locations in Ohio, Hometown Urgent Care is the largest Urgent Care company in Ohio providing the most comprehensive service and coverage of the Miami Valley, Dayton and Columbus area. In Dayton, we have nine locations-Riverside, Troy, Xenia, Huber Heights, Clayton/Englewood, Springboro and Miamisburg. Hometown's Springfield Urgent Care Facility is Now Open. Hometown's Lebanon Facility is also Now Open. And now in Columus we have two locations - High Street and Marble Cliff. Hometown's third location in Columbus is Opening in Grove Port in second week of febuary 2010.
We go beyond the routine urgent care services, through our concept of delivering "The Complete Visit."