West Reading-based Tower Health announced Tuesday that it will acquire Premier Urgent Care’s 19 locations throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, including its location at 15 S. Main Street in the Shoppes at Hellertown.
When the transaction closes later this fall, Tower Health will become “the largest provider of urgent care services (based on weekly visits) in the Philadelphia region,” according to a news release published on the Premier Urgent Care website.
“Tower Health is committed to taking care of our communities, providing the most appropriate care in the right place, at the right time,” said Clint Matthews, President and CEO, Tower Health in the news release. “Our acquisition of Premier Urgent Care is a tremendous opportunity to quickly fill a need in our communities for access to walk-in care when a patient’s doctor is not available or when a consumer does not have a doctor.”
Edward Silverman, DO, Premier Urgent Care CEO, added, “We are extremely pleased to join with Tower Health to expand access to this important level of care. We share a common commitment to providing high quality care at the most appropriate level to our communities.”
The Hellertown facility is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and originally opened in January 2010.
It closed in May 2011, reportedly due to staffing issues, and reopened about a year-and-a-half later in the same location.
The facility is the only Premier Urgent Care location in Northampton County.
Most of the other locations are clustered in the Philadelphia suburbs of Bucks, Montgomery and Chester counties.
The facilities specialize in the treatment of non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries, offering additional services such as digital X-rays, EKGs and lab services.
According to the news release, “as part of Tower Health’s strong, regional, integrated provider/payer system, the expanded network of urgent care centers will improve access to Tier 1 in-network, integrated, high-quality, high-value care.”