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Urgent Care Group Adds to South Carolina Presence Through the Acquisition of Health First Urgent Care

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Urgent Care Group, a Nashville-based urgent care company, announced today the completion of the acquisition of Health First in Charleston, South Carolina. With addition of Health First, Urgent Care Group now operates six urgent care centers in the Charleston area and eleven centers in South Carolina under the Health First and MEDcare brands. Health first’s four (4) Charleston area centers are located in Summerville, West Ashley, Mt. Pleasant, and North Charleston, and offer fast and reliable healthcare services for patients.

“As we were determining the most effective long-term strategy for Health First, we were pleased to find the team at Urgent Care Group,” said Dr. Bo Machado, Founder of Health First. “Urgent Care Group’s resources and experience are the right fit for Health First’s fast and patient friendly operating style.”

“We are happy to welcome Health First Urgent Care as the third member of the Urgent Care Group Network,” said David Maloney, Founder of Urgent Care Group. “As our presence in South Carolina continues to grow, we look forward to continuing to provide convenient, affordable, and efficient care to all patients who walk through our doors.” With the addition of Health First, Urgent Care Group now owns and operates seventeen urgent care centers in North and South Carolina.

About Urgent Care Group

Based in Nashville, Urgent Care Group (UCG) is creating the leading urgent care company by combining the best urgent care centers resulting in significant economies of scale, greater operating efficiencies, and enhanced clinical quality. Focused on markets/geographies with growing populations that utilize urgent care, Urgent Care Group will become a leader by acquiring and/or developing new centers in partnership with leading urgent care providers and health systems. The Urgent Care Group Network includes seventeen centers operating as three brands with MEDcare and Health First in South Carolina and Medac in North Carolina.

For more information about Urgent Care Group, visit the company’s website at

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