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Novant Health and GoHealth Urgent Care Announce Partnership to Develop a Large Urgent Care Network Across North Carolina

October 8, 2018

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 8, 2018--GoHealth Urgent Care, one of the nation’s fastest-growing urgent care companies, and Novant Health, a four-state integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals, today announced they have entered into an exclusive, integrated partnership to create a large network of urgent care centers across North Carolina. Phase 1 of the partnership will include at least 15 centers in greater Charlotte and Winston-Salem. The Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care centers will provide local communities with effortless access to high quality, patient-focused care.

“We are thrilled to announce this new partnership between Novant Health and GoHealth Urgent Care,” said Todd Latz, CEO of GoHealth Urgent Care. “Combining the remarkable care that Novant Health has long been known for with our innovative, consumer-focused approach to urgent care will enable us to provide more personalized and deeply connected care, complete with integrated electronic medical records and unmatched online check-in and pre-registration tools. Our patients will also have access to same-day or next-day appointments with Novant Health specialists and other high-quality caregivers across Charlotte and Winston-Salem when needed.”

Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care will open its first state-of-the-art urgent care centers in Winston-Salem in early 2019, followed shortly thereafter by a number of new and renovated centers in the greater Charlotte area over the next 12-18 months. The partnership plans to continue expansion into 2020 and beyond. Several existing Novant Health urgent care clinics will continue to operate during the partnership transition.

“For Novant Health, our choice to expand our services with GoHealth Urgent Care is based on our commitment to continue providing quality care that is accessible, affordable and convenient for patients,” said Carl Armato, president and CEO of Novant Health. “This new consumer-focused healthcare concept will allow us to reach more patients and better meet their needs right where they live, work and play.”

The Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care centers will provide unparalleled patient experiences and serve as a more convenient and comfortable after-hours alternative to costlier, more time-consuming emergency room visits. Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care centers will also be available for everyday illnesses and non-life threatening injuries such as colds, flu, fever, asthma, allergies, minor skin lacerations, cuts, burns, urinary tract infections, sports injuries, fractures, sprains and strains. Patients who seek medical treatment at Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care centers will be able to conveniently check-in online or just walk in to receive quick and caring service. All of the new centers will also include on-site laboratory and X-ray services. Current Novant Health patients will enjoy the same integrated electronic health record, with full access to Novant Health’s online portal, MyChart, as they do throughout the Novant Health network. Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care will accept most commercial insurance plans, as well as Medicare and Medicaid.

About GoHealth Urgent Care

GoHealth Urgent Care is one of the country’s fastest-growing and largest urgent care companies. At GoHealth Urgent Care, we provide unparalleled experiences that are effortless, personal and connected through partnerships with market-leading health systems and our communities as a whole. GoHealth Urgent Care operates approximately 100 urgent care centers in the New York and Portland, Oregon-Vancouver, Washington metropolitan areas, the San Francisco Bay Area, Hartford and South Eastern Connecticut, St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. GoHealth Urgent Care is a d/b/a of Access Clinical Partners, LLC, a TPG Growth portfolio company. TPG Growth is the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, which has over $94 billion of assets under management. To learn more, please visit  .

About Novant Health

Novant Health is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to communities in Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. Named in 2017 by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the nation’s 150 best places to work in healthcare, Novant Health network consists of more than 1,500 physicians and over 28,000 employees that provide care at over 580 locations, including 15 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. In 2017, the health system provided more than $794 million in , including financial assistance and services. For more information, please visit our website at . You can also follow us on and .

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CONTACT: GOHEALTH URGENT CARE

Laurie Masonson

(917) 459-6164

lmasonson@w2ogroup.com

or

NOVANT HEALTH

Caryn Klebba

(704) 384-3909

cklebba@novanthealth.org

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NORTH CAROLINA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER CONSUMER HEALTH HOSPITALS CONSUMER MANAGED CARE

SOURCE: GoHealth Urgent Care

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