US-based CRH Healthcare has acquired Atlanta’s urgent care and family care platform, Physicians Immediate Med (PIM), for an undisclosed sum.
PIM operates ten urgent care centres in Douglasville, Hiram, Acworth, East Cobb, Peachtree Corners, Buford, Johns Creek, Gwinnett, North Point and Decatur. It is also planning to open a new urgent care centre in Snellville.
CRH Healthcare CEO Bill Miller said: "This combination made tremendous sense. It brings together two successful companies to make one great team and Atlanta’s leader in walk-in care."
The acquired business geographically complements CRH’s four Atlanta urgent care centres in Fayetteville, Mableton, Newnan and LaGrange. CRH’s Atlanta centres are operated under the Peachtree Immediate Care brand.
PIM’s centres offer walk-in care for injury, illness and minor emergencies, in addition to family care for both parents and kids. The centres also include lab capabilities and digital x-rays onsite, allowing physicians to treat patients with all non-life threatening medical issues.
Physicians Immediate Med founder Dr Mersberger said: "We opened our first walk-in centre thirty years ago in Atlanta and have really become part of the community over the years.
"We are proud of what we have built, but the time was right to combine organisations with CRH to further enable our growth in serving Atlanta."
CRH also operates three centres under the Urgent Medcare brand in Huntsville, Alabama.
Established in 2012, CRH Healthcare is a member of the Urgent Care Association of America.