OU Health Teams with Intuitive Health to Open Combined ER/Urgent Care Facility in Yukon

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OU Health Teams with Intuitive Health to Open Combined ER/Urgent Care Facility in Yukon

OU Health has launched a partnership with Intuitive Health to open a healthcare facility in Yukon that will combine emergency services with urgent care under one roof. The facility, located at 709 N. Czech Hall Road, will begin seeing patients in June 2022.

To kick off the new healthcare facility, a community open house is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 12. The public is invited to the event which will feature food trucks, giveaways and opportunities to meet staff and tour the facility.

OU Health and Intuitive Health expect to open facilities at three more central Oklahoma locations by 2024. These facilities will be the first of their kind in the region. With ER and urgent care in the same building, patients no longer need to self-diagnose what level of care they need when they are sick or injured. Patients will only be charged for the level of care required.

“The goal of the partnership is to minimize unnecessary ER utilization as well as improve the quality of care for patients,” said Leslie Buford, interim administrative executive of the OU Health community health and primary care division and interim president, OU Health Edmond Medical Center. “The facilities provide both urgent care and emergency services in a way that saves money for patients and their employers. No patient is charged emergency room prices for urgent care services if they come in during urgent care hours.”

Each facility will operate a full-service ER 24 hours a day with urgent care hours from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily including weekends, providing the most urgent care hours in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas. Outside of those hours, ER pricing applies. Facilities will have on-site lab equipment, a radiology suite with X-ray, and multi-slice CT scanners. Every patient will be seen by an ER-trained physician, and an assessment determines if the appropriate care is emergency or urgent care.

“Patients, now more than ever, are demanding health care that is convenient, high quality, cost effective and safe,” said Thom Herrmann, CEO of Intuitive Health. “We are excited to partner with OU Health to bring an innovative combined ER and Urgent Care model that offers patients exactly what they are looking for. Our new location will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will offer all of the same life-saving emergency services as a hospital ER, but if you only need urgent care level services your insurance company will only receive a small urgent care bill. Families will no longer need to choose between safety and cost. We promise the right care at the right price, close to home.”

Texas-based Intuitive Health, founded in 2008, partners with established health systems nationwide to build, operate and launch retail healthcare facilities that combine urgent care and emergency room services. Intuitive Health's patient-centered retail-care model is built on a proven business system focused on concierge-level customer service and transparency.