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ABQ Health Partners patients now have access to NextCare Urgent Care

Release Date: 11/20/2014

Increased access for high quality affordable healthcare for patients

  ALBUQUERQUE, NM—ABQ Health Partners, a local physician-led, multi-specialty medical group, is proud to announce their partnership agreement with NextCare Urgent Care, allowing their patients access to NextCare’s three Urgent Care clinics in Albuquerque.

“We are very excited about this arrangement and being able to give our patients more choices for any type of urgent care need,” stated Dr. Lance Wilson, Senior Medical Director of ABQ Health Partners. “NextCare has a tremendous reputation for taking care of patients and is a national leader in providing urgent care services.” Dr. Wilson is an Emergency Medicine physician who sees patients in the ABQ Health Partners Urgent Care clinics.

With this agreement, ABQ Health Partners will be closing their Montgomery Urgent Care Center, which only held weekend hours.

ABQ Health Partners will continue to operate two urgent care centers.  One in Rio Rancho, at 1721 Rio Rancho Blvd SE and the other at the Journal Center location, at 5150 Journal Center Blvd NE.  Both locations are open from 7am-7pm, seven days a week.

“After thoroughly reviewing this situation, we came to the conclusion that with our NextCare partnership, we no longer needed to have weekend urgent care hours at our Montgomery location.  The last day that the Montgomery Urgent Care will be open will be Sunday, November 9th,” stated Wilson. “NextCare has two locations in the Northeast Heights that can accommodate our patients. The clinics are located at 9551 Paseo Del Norte Blvd NE and 5504 Menaul Blvd NE and are open from 8am-8pm Monday through Friday and 9am-4pm Saturday and Sunday.”

Currently, NextCare provides convenient, high quality, cost effective urgent care services in 11 states and has plans for continued growth in New Mexico.

“Working with ABQ Health Partners is a great opportunity for us to provide affordable care for more New Mexico residents,” stated Jeff Gerlach, Senior Vice President with NextCare. “In addition to long wait times, emergency room visits cost patients and insurance carriers much more than an urgent care clinic visit. If your condition is non-life threatening, you should always seek care at an urgent care clinic before the emergency room.” 

NextCare offers extended hours and has a convenient online check in system to help accommodate patients.

About ABQ Health Partners
ABQ Health Partners is a local physician-led, multi-specialty medical group. The company offers comprehensive health care services backed by 42 medical and surgical specialties and 18 locations throughout Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. ABQ Health Partners recently merged with DaVita HealthCare Partners LLC, a nationally recognized leader for its pioneering work in coordinated care. For more information about ABQ Health Partners, please visit or call 262-7000. Additionally, follow us on Twitter (@abqhp) and ‘like’ us on Facebook (facebook/abqhp).

About NextCare

NextCare Holdings, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest providers of urgent care and occupational medical services, with an emphasis on a comprehensive approach called Full Circle Care that ensures patients experience the highest level of care, from reception to recovery. NextCare Holdings operates 112 urgent care facilities in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, North Carolina, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming. For more information, please visit or call 888-381-4858. For the latest news, follow NextCare on Twitter (@NextCare) and Facebook.


For more information, please contact Carly Newlands, ABQ Health Partners Communications Manager at 505-262-7936 or


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