Daytime Primary Care and Urgent Care Provider Join Forces
Denver, Colorado (July 1, 2010) –AfterOurs Urgent Care has opened its 5th Colorado location. The clinic, located at 6895 East Hampden Avenue in Southmoor Park, is part of a shared location strategy, in which AfterOurs Urgent Care co-locates with daytime primary care providers, thus reducing start-up and operating costs, and allowing the urgent care company to staff their clinics much later than other urgent care providers; as late as Midnight in several locations.
AfterOurs’ Southmoor Park facility is their second co-located clinic with Front Range Primary Care. While Front Range will continue providing family medicine services on a same day appointment and walk-in basis, Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 4 pm, AfterOurs Urgent Care will operate, during evenings, weekends, and holidays, when the facility would otherwise sit unused.
AfterOurs Urgent Care points to their unique operating strategy to explain their rapid growth in Colorado and other markets; 8 clinics, in a matter of years, with four more clinics scheduled to open in 2010. In particular, AfterOurs’ service hours, which are complimentary to daytime physician practices, rather than competitive, and a refusal to provide services that patients would best receive from their primary care provider, has allowed AfterOurs to gain nearly 30% of its referrals from physicians. AfterOurs also refers patients without designated PCP’s to local primary care physicians for follow-up and ongoing care; about 750 in the Denver area alone, each month.
“We make sure our patients end up in the place of service that is best for treating their injury or illness. Sometimes it means sending someone to the ER, a PCP, or a specialist”, said Paul Rafford, M.D. and Medical Director for AfterOurs. “Our patient care starts and ends well beyond the walls of our clinics.”
AfterOurs is scheduled to open their first Houston, Texas clinic in July of 2010, and a final Denver area clinic, in Lakewood, this coming fall. For additional information about AfterOurs’ service offerings, visit www.AfterOursDoc.com or call (303) 861-7878.
About AfterOurs Urgent Care
AfterOurs strives to be the most trusted urgent care service in the communities we serve, for both physicians and patients. Our mission is to provide extended hours, acute care, through our innovative partnerships with primary care physicians. Formed in 2005, AfterOurs operates clinics throughout the Denver Metro Area, as well, as Omaha, Nebraska, and Robbinsville, New Jersey.