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University of Maryland Medical System acquires nine urgent care sites in Maryland

The University of Maryland Medical System has acquired nine Maryland urgent care sites from ChoiceOne, it announced Monday.

In a news release, the system wrote that it has acquired sites in Baltimore, Caroline, Harford and Talbot counties as well as two locations in Baltimore City. The transition over to UMMS is effective as of March 1, the system wrote. The urgent care centers will keep their ChoiceOne name.

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The sites were originally operated under a joint venture agreement with the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health and the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, the system wrote.

Effective March 1, the system wrote the acquisitions “allows UMMS to provide patients with integrated clinical services and a continuous care experience.”

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“This purposeful and strategic decision to invest in urgent care centers is part of our drive to transform health care delivery in our state and connect patients with the care they deserve - where and when they need it,” the system wrote. “The urgent care sites will provide opportunities to reduce the total cost of care for patients via a deeper engagement with wellness programs promoting population health initiatives and working with patients to manage issues around social determinants of health.”

Those employed by ChoiceOne will join UMMS employees under a new entity called UMMS Ambulatory Care LLC, the system wrote. Non-providers will become employees May 1 while about 40 clinical providers will become employees under the agreement on July 1, the system wrote.

The acquired urgent care locations include:

Baltimore City

  • ChoiceOne Urgent Care – Belvedere Square (600 E. Belvedere Ave.)
  • ChoiceOne Urgent Care – Rotunda (711 W. 40 St.)

Baltimore County

  • ChoiceOne Urgent Care – Dundalk (1730 Merritt Boulevard)
  • ChoiceOne Urgent Care – Phoenix (14237 Jarrettsville Pike)

Caroline County

  • ChoiceOne Urgent Care – Denton (8 Denton Plaza)

Harford County

  • ChoiceOne Urgent Care – Aberdeen (744 S. Philadelphia Blvd)
  • ChoiceOne Urgent Care – Fallston (2315 Belair Road)

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