UofL Health – Urgent Care Plus will open a new location, in west Louisville’s Parkland neighborhood, at 2746 Virginia Avenue. Staffed with both primary care and urgent care providers, area residents will be able to access a range of services from routine exams and preventive care to urgent care for minor injuries, illnesses, plus more. “Plus” leverages the unique academic and community-based health services to expanded care, including occupational medicine, Department of Transportation physicals and drug testing.
“The location is new, but the neighbors here are familiar faces,” said Tom Miller, CEO of UofL Health. “Over the last six years, UofL Health has taken care of more residents in west Louisville than any other hospital system, combined. We also have nearly 700 of our own employees, and their families, living in this area. This Urgent Care Plus benefits this Medically Underserved Area and brings the Power of U closer to their homes.”
In January, UofL Health kicked off a major expansion of its Urgent Care Plus, announcing plans to open five locations to increase access to affordable care and convenient hours across the community. The west Louisville site will be the fifth to open, following a $500,000 renovations and equipment investment.
“Accessible health care is an essential element of a healthy community.” said Neeli Bendapudi, UofL President and chair of UofL Health board of directors. “By expanding into west Louisville, UofL Health is living its commitment to better serve our entire community.”
Tamea Evans, M.D., UofL Physicians – Primary Care Associates will lead the medical team at the new location. “Taking care of patients is my profession but breaking down barriers to improve health equity is my passion,” said Dr. Evans. “The location, and hours, of this Urgent Care Plus practice is essential to making quality care easy to access.”
Dr. Evans will be joined by Jamaal Richie, M.D., UofL Family Medicine Resident, who grew up two blocks from Virginia Avenue. “I am excited about this opportunity to serve, and I am even more excited for those we will serve. Better access to care will save lives and change lives for generations to come,” said Dr. Richie.
The west Louisville Urgent Care Plus will also include a dedicated telemedicine suite where patients can access UofL Health specialty care services such as neurology, psychiatry and cardiology. A grand opening date is still being determined, but it is expected to open in early July.
Monday through Saturday, all Urgent Care Plus locations see patients from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday’s hours are 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.