SAN ANTONIO, TX (August 10, 2022) – Next Level Urgent Care, which treats approximately 600,000 patients per year at its 26 Houston-area clinics, has opened the first of seven San Antonio-area locations planned for this year.
Next Level’s first San Antonio clinic is located at 1150 N. Loop 1640 W. at Blanco Road where patients of all ages can receive urgent care services for chronic and acute illness, fractures, lacerations, contusions and other non-life-threatening injuries.
Like all Next Level Urgent Care locations, the 3,000 square-foot location offers extended hours, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week and on holidays at a fraction of the cost of hospital emergency room or other emergency room visits.
Six other San Antonio-area Next Level Urgent Care centers are scheduled to open by November. Locations include clinics in Olmos Park, 223 E. Hildebrand Avenue; South Rim, 5311 North Loop 1604 W.; Encino Park, 22151 Bulverde Road; Alamo Heights, 7407 Broadway; Grandview, 11034 Military Drive W.; and Stevens Ranch, 14249 Potranco Road.
“We’ve been looking at San Antonio for quite some time,” says Next Level Urgent Care Founder and CEO Juliet Breeze, MD. “We set out to identify locations in both established and emerging areas of town where individuals can access quality care where they need it, when they need it.”
The company’s expansion into San Antonio follows an announcement last month of seven new locations opening in Austin. Next Level also is adding locations in Houston and Beaumont.
The company’s beginnings actually trace back to a Saturday afternoon in 2013 when Breeze sought weekend care for one of her four children who was experiencing a severe earache.
With her pediatrician’s office closed, she opted for a freestanding urgent care center rather than sit for hours in a hospital emergency room. After a five-minute visit, she was handed a bill for $1,000.
“The pediatrician would have cost a $60 co-pay,” she recalls.
The experience inspired Breeze, a physician and entrepreneur with more than 20 years in healthcare, to launch a network of urgent care centers offering short wait times and quality care for non-life threatening situations for as little as an insurance co-pay.
Today, the company offers urgent care, primary care service and an employer-paid membership model known as Next Level PRIME. Businesses pay a flat rate, about $60 per employee, for their workers and their healthcare dependents to receive primary care, urgent care, telemedicine and health coaching, all at no cost to employees. Labs, durable medical equipment and immunizations also are included.
Go to www.nextlevelurgentcare.com to schedule an appointment and to learn more about the company’s employer solutions program, Next Level PRIME.
San Antonio’s Metropolitan Contracting is the architect and contractor for the new San Antonio locations.
About Next Level Urgent Care
The largest and fastest growing organization in Texas, Next Level Medical, LLC and its family of urgent care and onsite employee health and wellness clinics across the Houston metro area represent the vision of Juliet Breeze, MD, a primary care physician and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in healthcare. One of the few women physician-led urgent care organizations in Texas, Next level also provides advanced primary care through its employer-paid membership model called Next Level PRIME. Next Level Medical is reimagining the healthcare experience.
The organization is focused on the customer experience, providing quality and affordable healthcare – delivered using proprietary systems, organizational designs and “next level” clinical and business processes. Professional on-staff healthcare providers are procedurally trained to handle a wide range of acute urgent medical conditions and are part of an established referral network and collaborative effort to facilitate continuity of care and other specialized medical services. The clinics offer extended hours seven days a week and on holidays, at a fraction of the price of hospital emergency room or ER clinic visits.