NextCare Urgent Care Continues New Mexico Expansion with the Opening of its Third Clinic in the Albuquerque-metro Market

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (June 24, 2014) – NextCare Holdings, Inc., one of the nation’s leading providers of urgent care medicine, announces the opening of a new clinic in New Mexico this week.  Opening June 25, the new clinic is located on the Southwest corner of Menaul Boulevard and Alvarado Drive. in Albuquerque.  NextCare’s new location marks the third clinic to open in the market since October 2013. 

“We are excited to be creating new jobs and serving more patients in Albuquerque with the continuation of our expansion in the market,” said John Julian, CEO of NextCare.  “The local community has warmly embraced us since our arrival in the area in the fall of last year.  We remain committed to providing individuals and families with outstanding health care as we serve their urgent care needs.”

“NextCare is one of the nation’s leading urgent care providers,” said Dr. John Cruickshank, CEO of Lovelace Medical Group and CMO at Lovelace Health System. “They offer outstanding care and we are proud to partner with them to bring these urgent care clinics to the Albuquerque area.” 

NextCare and Lovelace Health System will hold a community grand opening event open to the public at the new clinic (5504 Menaul Blvd., NE, Suite F, Albuquerque, NM 87110) on Saturday, July 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

The new clinic will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  As an added feature, the urgent care clinic will offer NextCare’s signature online check-in, called WAHOO® (Wait at Home or Office), so patients can be seen without waiting in the lobby.  The clinic will accept most insurance plans, including, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Molina Healthcare, Medicare, Workers Compensation, and many others.

October 2013 marked the 20th anniversary of Phoenix-based NextCare Urgent Care.  From October of 2012 to October 2013, NextCare experienced 60 percent growth and expanded into its eighth U.S. state. For more information, visit or call 888-381-4858.

About NextCare Holdings

NextCare Holdings, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest providers of urgent care and occupational medical services, with an emphasis on a comprehensive approach called Full Circle Care that ensures patients experience the highest level of care, from reception to recovery. NextCare Holdings operates 104 urgent care facilities in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia.  For more information, please visit or call 888-381-4858. For the latest news, follow NextCare on Twitter (@NextCare) and Facebook.

About Lovelace Health System, Inc.

Lovelace Health System consists of Lovelace Medical Center, Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital, Lovelace Women’s Hospital, Lovelace Westside Hospital, Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center, Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell, Lovelace Medical Group, Southwest Medical Associates and 11 retail pharmacy locations in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe. For more information on Lovelace Health System, please visit


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Laurie Volkin

Lovelace Health System

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