PhysicianOne Urgent Care and Wellforce Announce Partnership, Increasing Access to Convenient Care for Patients

Relationship affiliates four locations across Greater Boston with Tufts Medical Center

Boston, MA., March 19, 2019 — PhysicianOne Urgent Care and Wellforce today announced a partnership to provide coordinated urgent care to patients at PhysicianOne Urgent Care’s four locations across Greater Boston. PhysicianOne Urgent Care will clinically affiliate with Wellforce members Tufts Medical Center and MelroseWakefield Healthcare.

PhysicianOne Urgent Care patients in Chestnut Hill, Waltham and Westwood will have access to the physicians of Tufts Medical Center for follow up appointments and specialty care. In the Medford location, patients will be connected to MelroseWakefield Healthcare, including the Lawrence Memorial Hospital campus and physicians in Medford and MelroseWakefield Hospital in Melrose; and to Tufts Medical Center should an academic center be needed. Tufts Medical Center and MelroseWakefield Healthcare patients will benefit from increased access to evening, night and weekend care at PhysicianOne Urgent Care’s convenient locations. PhysicianOne Urgent Care’s providers will share their urgent care visit notes with each patient’s Tufts Medical Center or MelroseWakefield Healthcare primary care physician or specialist.

PhysicianOne Urgent Care’s Massachusetts locations include:

  • 1210 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, Mass.
  • 1019 Trapelo Road, Waltham, Mass.
  • 4110 Mystic Valley Parkway, Medford, Mass.
  • 211 University Avenue, University Station, Westwood, Mass.

“This partnership supports our mission to provide care when and where our patients need it. We have been impressed with the way PhysicianOne Urgent Care works collaboratively with the physicians and hospitals of Yale New Haven Health in Connecticut and New York, and look forward to introducing a similar model here in Massachusetts,” said Dr. Michael Wagner, interim Wellforce CEO.

“Inevitably, people get sick or injured after their primary care office has closed, but they don’t require the advanced services of an emergency department,” said Dr. Michael Apkon, Tufts Medical Center CEO. “Our relationship with PhysicianOne Urgent Care provides a seamless way to bridge this gap and ensure coordinated care, including communication with patients’ primary care doctors and appropriate referrals to Tufts Medical Center’s specialists.

“We founded PhysicianOne Urgent Care with the goal of providing convenient access to high-quality, evidence based medical care in a state-of-the-art facility that focuses on the patient,” said Dr. Jeannie Kenkare, PhysicianOne Urgent Care co-founder and chief medical officer. “We’ve provided that great care for more than 10 years, and we look forward to working with the expansive network of providers within the Wellforce and Tufts Medical Center system to further expand access to patients across the Greater Boston area.”

“We are happy to see access to urgent care services extended throughout the community with PhysicianOne Urgent Care working collaboratively with our local community hospitals and physician practices, expanding our geographic availability upon on our current Urgent Care locations in Medford and Reading,” said Sue Sandberg, CEO, MelroseWakefield Healthcare.

The new partnership with PhysicianOne Urgent Care will expand Wellforce’s urgent care offerings to a total of 10 in Eastern Massachusetts. Circle Health has four urgent care sites in the Merrimack Valley and MelroseWakefield Healthcare has urgent care sites in Medford and Reading

PhysicianOne Urgent Care accepts most commercial insurances and no appointment is needed. Patients can walk in for same day care or check in online seven days per week, including holidays. PhysicianOne Urgent Care locations are open weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends and holidays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please visit the Wellforce, Tufts Medical Center or PhysicianOne Urgent Care websites for more information.


About Wellforce

Wellforce is the health system formed by Tufts Medical Center and Circle Health in 2014. On January 1, 2017, MelroseWakefield Healthcare (formerly Hallmark Health) joined the system and in October 2018 Home Health Foundation became the fourth member.  Wellforce provides hospitals and physicians with a better option for collaboration. Our system brings together the strengths of academic medicine and community care in a model that respects both equally. Our members are dedicated to providing patients with the highest-level of care when and where they want it. Wellforce includes more than 2,000 physicians, 12,000 employees, four community hospital campuses, one academic medical center, a children’s hospital, home health and hospice services, and $2 billion in revenue.

 About Tufts Medical Center

Tufts Medical Center is an exceptional, not-for-profit, 415 bed academic medical center that is home to both a full service hospital for adults and Floating Hospital for Children. Conveniently located in downtown Boston, we’re the principle teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. We offer a level one trauma center with a rooftop helipad, are the largest heart transplant center in New England and our renowned research program ranks among the top 10 percent of hospitals to receiving NIH research funding. Our physician network of 1,800 New England Quality Care Alliance doctors represents our strong commitment to health in the community. Tufts Medical Center is a founding member of Wellforce.

About MelroseWakefield Healthcare

MelroseWakefield, formerly Hallmark Health, is a coordinated system of hospitals, physician practices and community-based services providing care for communities throughout north suburban Boston.  Since its inception in 1997, Hallmark Health has been committed to its mission of providing quality care for its communities and achieving clinical excellence for the patients it serves. The system includes MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Tufts MC Community Care; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice; and Lawrence Memorial/Regis College School of Nursing.

More at https://www.melrosewakefield.org

 About PhysicianOne Urgent Care

PhysicianOne Urgent Care provides quality, easily-accessible, walk-in medical care for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. All 18 locations throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York are open 365 days per year; 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., weekdays, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weekends and holidays. Experienced providers are on-site at all times. X-ray and lab services are available on-site. Insurance is accepted; self-pay options are also available. Parking is available at all locations.

Founded in 2008, PhysicianOne Urgent Care was the first in the region to be accredited and certified by the Urgent Care Association. In Connecticut and New York, PhysicianOne Urgent Care is proud to be an Affiliate of Yale New Haven Health.

For more information, including a list of services, locations, insurances accepted, career opportunities, to view wait times, and more, please visit https://physicianoneurgentcare.com/.

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