By Eric Althoff
TOMS RIVER, N.J.—New York-based CityMD has bought Urgent Care Now, a provider of emergency medicine and urgent care in the New Jersey shore area. The purchase brings into CityMD’s portfolio three locations of Urgent Care Now clinics in the Ocean County towns of Toms River, Manahawkin and Lanoka Harbor. CityMD already had 16 other clinics in its New Jersey portfolio prior to the buy.
The three clinics were only temporarily closed for rebranding to get the new name on the facilities. In addition, another Urgent Care Now in nearby Little Egg Harbor will be closed permanently as part of the brand consolidation.
CityMD will be bringing to the Urgent Care Now clinics its centralized Aftercare Department, which it says integrates initial assessments with referrals and follow-up care.
Dr. Vincent Campasano, senior vice president of operations for CityMD, said that his firm is excited to get the care model up and running at the Jersey Shore clinics.
“We are excited to extend our innovative care model to patients of South Jersey, providing them with fast, convenient access to high-quality medical care,” said Campasano. “With the acquisition of Urgent Care Now, we will be able to serve more patients and continue our mission to build healthier, kinder communities.”
The Urgent Care Now network was founded in 2005 by Dr. John Kulin. Kulin and 28 other healthcare providers will now be working under the CityMD umbrella, with Kulin transitioning from CEO of Urgent Care Now to becoming medical director of clinical informatics at CityMD.
“My colleagues and I are eager to help CityMD achieve their expansion goals while staying committed to the patients we have been serving for over 15 years,” Kulin said. “I look forward to this collaboration leading to optimal care for area patients via additional staff, equipment, and diagnostic capabilities.”
CityMD started in 2010, and has over 120 clinic locations in the New York Metro Area to its credit.