Hybrid Emergency Care Centers Opening Later this Year
A unique style of emergency care is coming to Jacksonville.
UF Health Jacksonville is bringing a unique style of emergency care to Jacksonville with the development of three hybrid emergency and urgent care centers. The project is being developed in collaboration with Dallas-based Intuitive Health.
UF Health Emergency and Urgent Care Centers will have a full-service emergency department open 24 hours a day and an urgent care open in the same building seven days a week. Each facility will be equipped with on-site lab equipment as well as a radiology suite with X-ray and multi-slice CT scanners, and staffed with board-certified, ER-licensed physicians. An emergency medicine physician will examine each patient and determine if the appropriate care is emergent or urgent care. Patients are billed accordingly, paying only for the level of care they need, which eliminates unnecessary emergency room visits.
Dr. Leon L. Haley Jr. led conversations and fostered relationships to make this unique model a reality. He wanted to bring cost-effective, high-quality care options to more residents in the region.
The new UF Health Emergency and Urgent Care Centers will be located on New Kings Road near Dunn Avenue on the Northside, on Lane Avenue south of I-10 on the Westside, and near Baymeadows Road East just off I-295. The locations are scheduled to open in November and December.