Los Angeles-based healthcare start-up Exer More Than Urgent Care has opened a medical centre at Canyon Country in Santa Clarita Valley of California under a partnership with Facey Medical Group.

The medical centre is located on Soledad Canyon Road near CA-14 Exit 11.

Exer has 10 locations in Southern California. Each of its facilities has ER doctors and provides more comprehensive medical services than typical urgent care centres.

Exer CEO Rob Mahan said: “We’re absolutely delighted to open our doors here in Canyon Country. We are passionate about helping people feel better, faster and we’re committed to expanding our medical services to more communities across Southern California.

“Thanks to our incredible partners at Facey Medical Group, our expert medical teams at Exer Canyon Country will serve this rapidly-developing community with an ER alternative that’s intended for when conditions become urgent, or serious, but non-life threatening.”

The new, 37,000ft² medical office building in which Exer Canyon Country is located, also houses Facey’s primary care physicians, specialists and an eye care centre.

Facey is an affiliate of Providence Health & Services, which has partnered with Exer for three years to expand in areas served by Providence hospitals and physician clinics.

Facey CEO Teresa David said: “For more than three decades, Facey has been serving the Santa Clarita Valley and continuing to find ways to expand care in this ever-growing community.

“Working together with Exer More Than Urgent Care and opening this new center is wonderful for the people of Canyon Country and the surrounding area.”

Mahan said that through collaboration with local hospitals and health systems, Exer is helping to ease the burden on local emergency departments while also increasing access to the care people want.

Each Exer location is equipped with on-site services such as X-Ray, IV, lab, splinting, laceration rooms, diagnostics and other services and can handle 80% of the cases seen daily in a local emergency room for a fraction of the price.

Exer also operates centres in Stevenson Ranch, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Beverly Hills, Newbury Park, Calabasas, Northridge and Sherman Oaks.

An Exer spokesman said that plans are underway to open more locations in Southern California later in 2019.

Last month, Exer More Than Urgent Care opened a medical centre on the South West corner of N Sepulveda Blvd and 33rd Street in Manhattan Beach, California.