HCA Gulf Coast
June 02, 2023

Houston, TX – HCA Houston Healthcare’s parent company, HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, announced it has signed an agreement to purchase 41 urgent care centers in Texas from FastMed.

Once completed, the transaction will significantly expand HCA Healthcare’s urgent care operations which currently comprise 268 clinics. The agreement includes 19 FastMed and 22 MedPost urgent care centers in Houston (3), Dallas (9), Austin (10), San Antonio (14) and El Paso (5). It does not include FastMed’s urgent care locations outside of Texas.

“We look forward to bringing these three new urgent care centers into our HCA Houston Healthcare family as a part of CareNow,” said Troy Villarreal, president of HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division. “One of our top goals is to improve access to quality, convenient care in the communities we serve. These locations will allow us to more easily connect patients to our broader healthcare network when a higher level of care or specialty service is needed.”

HCA Healthcare provides care to more patients than any other provider in Texas. The company has 45 hospitals, 395 physician practices, 92 urgent care centers, and has invested approximately $6.6 billion over the last six years to expand healthcare services to meet community needs in the state.

HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division is currently comprised of 15 acute care hospitals, four specialty care hospitals, 22 freestanding emergency centers, 13 ambulatory surgery centers, 21 3D breast imaging centers, four air ambulances, more than 90 physician practices and 23 CareNow urgent care centers. The three new urgent care centers are located in Humble, Tomball and Nacogdoches.

The transaction is expected to close this summer. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.