GoHealth Urgent Care, a US-based urgent care company, along with its partner, Dignity Health, has acquired six urgent care centres operated by Golden Gate Urgent Care, a San Francisco-based urgent care provider, for an undisclosed amount.

This acquisition will help GoHealth and Dignity Health in expanding the network of urgent care centers to more local communities across the greater Bay Area.

The six urgent care locations acquired from Golden Gate will continue to provide care for patients under the Golden Gate Urgent Care brand.

GoHealth Urgent Care CEO Todd Latz said: “Golden Gate Urgent Care has a reputation as one of the most trusted names in the Bay Area for urgent care and shares our focus on delivering high-quality care and exemplary customer service through innovative facilities and cutting-edge technology, and thus is a natural addition to the Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care family.

“Founders Kurt Kunzel and MJ McConnell, and the entire Golden Gate Urgent Care team have made a meaningful impact on healthcare in the Bay Area over the past six years.

Golden Gate Urgent Care is affiliate of University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Health.

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Following the completion of the acquisition, Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care’s network of 14 locations will extend to San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin and Alameda counties.

Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care plan to retain majority of Golden Gate Urgent Care’s clinical providers.

Golden Gate Urgent Care CEO Kurt Kunzel said: “Dr. Connell, myself, and the rest of the team at Golden Gate Urgent Care are extremely pleased with the opportunity to join the Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care network and to offer greater access to compassionate and consumer-focused urgent care.

“Our combined team and deeper resources and support will allow us to pursue greater growth in the future while still delivering high-quality care to San Francisco and the Bay Area as a whole.”

Golden Gate Urgent Care’s facilities will be integrated into Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care’s existing network.

Across all the 14 locations, the care centres will provide onsite laboratory and X-rays, online check-in, electronic medical record integration, same day/walk-in visits.

Furthermore, Golden Gate Urgent Care will continue to be in network with most major commercial insurance plans, including with those insurance plans that are available in Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care center network.

Dignity Health Bay Area senior vice president of operations  Todd Strumwasser said: “We are pleased to welcome Golden Gate Urgent Care to Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care.

“By coming together, we can expand our ability to provide excellent health care focused on what patients need – the right level of care, in the right setting, in a convenient location, for the right price.”

In November, GoHealth Urgent Care and Novant Health entered into an exclusive, integrated partnership to create a large network of urgent care centers across North Carolina.

Novant Health is an  integrated network of clinics outpatient facilities and hospitals.