Baptist Health Care opens on Nine Mile its second combined ER and urgent care

Baptist Health Care has opened its second combined emergency room and urgent care location at the existing Baptist Medical Park – Nine Mile at 9400 University Parkway.

Baptist Emergency Room & Urgent Care is now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with emergency medicine-trained physicians and nurses. Each patient will be assessed by a clinician and then treated through the appropriate care path. According to Baptist, patients can expect:

  • No appointments; walk-in only convenience

  • Shorter wait times

  • On-site CT, X-ray, ultrasound, and labs

  • Will see a board-certified, ER-trained physician at every visit

  • Only pay for the level of care you need

  • Lower cost of services: 70% of patients are billed at urgent care levels

  • Services are considered in-network with most major insurances, including all Medicare plans

“Baptist was the first to bring the combined hybrid ER/urgent care model to the area in 2019. Our first location opened at Baptist Medical Park – Navarre, and patients tell us they love the ease and convenience it offers,” said Brett Aldridge, chief operating officer and executive vice president of Baptist Health Care, in a press release.

In addition to the new ER and urgent care center, Baptist Medical Park - Nine Mile continues to offer primary care, internal medicine, specialty services, lab, diagnostic imaging, pharmacy and Andrews Institute rehabilitation services.

The addition of the combined emergency room and urgent care represents a $10 million renovation investment to better serve Pensacola and its surrounding communities, wrote Baptist. Sixty new jobs will be created, adding to the existing team members at Baptist Medical Park - Nine Mile.

This article originally appeared on Pensacola News Journal: Baptist Health Care opens combined ER and urgent care on Nine Mile