(St Augustine, Florida) August 31, 2020 – CareFast+ is now offering urgent care services in a new building located at 110 Health Park Blvd. This location will be open 365 days a year to serve the St. Johns community’s non-emergent needs. CareFast+ is a convenient, affordable solution for people who are not able to make an immediate appointment with their doctor or have a health concern that does not require the emergency room.
This location will also provide rapid COVID testing with results in minutes, not days. Rapid COVID-19 tests are offered upon evaluation and recommendation by CareFast+ providers. Rapid COVID test results are available, on average, within 15 minutes. If tested within 5 days of the onset of symptoms, the test has a 96.7% sensitivity and 100% specificity. CareFast+ will bill the patient’s insurance, unless the patient does not present insurance, the self-pay cost is $160, if COVID is the only test run, but prices may increase if other services beside an exam and COVID test is run.
“With the launch of CareFast+, we are further delivering on our promise to bring high quality, low cost, compassionate and convenient care solutions to the residents of St. Johns County and surrounding communities,” commented Flagler Health+ President & CEO Jason Barrett.
“We are excited to bring daily, the highest level of care and service from our skilled clinicians to the St. Johns community,” said Joseph Chow, MD, President, TeamHealth Ambulatory Care. “By accepting a wide variety of insurances and offering evening and weekend hours, we make obtaining quality healthcare easy for the patient.”
CareFast+ is operated through a joint venture partnership between Flagler Health+ and TeamHealth Ambulatory Care. Under this partnership, TeamHealth provides full operational support services, including staffing and management of the urgent care services. “We are proud and feel privileged to provide Flagler Health+ turnkey solutions that drive efficiency, increase patient satisfaction, and further support consistency of care,” shared George Tracy, CEO TeamHealth Ambulatory Care. “We are excited to serve the St. John’s community at our Flagler Hospital Campus and MuraBella locations and look forward to additional locations that will help expand the hospital’s reach into new communities.”
About Flagler Health+
Flagler Health+ is a total-care enterprise aimed at advancing the physical, social and economic health of Northeast Florida communities. From serving as the lead agency for the Continuum of Care with an aim to end homelessness to bringing a new concept in health villages throughout the region, Flagler Health+ is here to serve as our patients’ partner on the journey of life. Flagler Health+ is an extension of Flagler Hospital, which has a 130-year legacy of caring for the community. The 335-bed hospital has been named among America’s 100 Best Hospitals out of nearly 4,500 nationwide. Learn more about CareFast+ at www.carefastplus.com.
At TeamHealth, our purpose is to perfect the practice of medicine, every day, in everything we do. We are proud to be the leading physician practice in the U.S., driven by our commitment to quality and safety and supported by our world-class operating team. Through our more than 16,000 affiliated healthcare professionals and advanced practice clinicians, TeamHealth offers emergency medicine, hospital medicine, critical care, anesthesiology, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, obstetrics, ambulatory care, post-acute care and medical call center solutions to approximately 3,100 acute and post-acute facilities and physician groups nationwide.
TeamHealth Ambulatory Care is led by George Tracy and Dr. Joe Chow, following TeamHealth’s Paired Leadership Philosophy—matching seasoned physicians with top business minds who are fervent supporters of quality and innovation in patient care. Ambulatory Care has over 25 years’ experience in this growing, consumer-driven urgent care model. We offer customizable partnership opportunities including joint venture, management services agreement, or consulting.