Banner Health Buys 32 ‘Urgent Care Extra’ Clinics in Tucson, Phoenix


Banner Health announced that it has acquired 32 Urgent Care Extra locations across the Tucson and Phoenix metro areas that will be rebranded as Banner Urgent Care.

The ambulatory clinics include four in Tucson:

  • Prince & Campbell (above left) — 3611 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85718
  • Broadway & Craycroft (above right) — 5545 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85711
  • Golf Links & Kolb (at right) — 7066 E. Golf Links Road, Tucson, AZ 85730
  • Wilmot & Speedway (right below) — 1101 N. Wilmot Road, Ste. #101, Tucson, AZ 85712

For a full list of locations included in the deal, click here [PDF].

“This expansion in the Arizona market, now Banner Urgent Care, is an important part of Banner’s ambulatory strategy to reach patients in our communities,” said Kathy Bollinger, Banner – University Medicine CEO and executive vice president, Academic Medicine, Banner Health, in a message to staff from her and Andy Theodorou, MD, chief medical officer, Banner - University Medicine.

“The philosophy of care at Banner Urgent Care will be to build primary care relationships between those urgent care patients who need and want a primary care physician (PCP) and are affiliated with our care network. Should those receiving treatment at Banner Urgent Care require a higher level of care, they will have access to the comprehensive services and specialists that are part of Banner University Medicine.”

Details of the acquisition, including the purchase price, were not included in the message.

Banner Urgent Care—including all 32 initial sites—will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. There is an expectation that the number of Banner Urgent Care sites will expand to 50 by 2017.

Look for Banner to promote the availability of other consumer-friendly health care options, like Banner Doctor On Demand. Via desktop, tablet or smartphone, this service offers access to providers for episodic health issues.

In 2017, Banner additionally anticipates opening clinics in retail settings.

“Each of these offerings is intended to capture consumers where they are already seeking care and retain them within our network of care. These decisions are being driven by data that tells us we must adapt to stay relevant in the lives of our patients,” Bollinger said.

Banner is the primary clinical partner for the University of Arizona Health Sciences colleges, including the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and Phoenix. Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South are the colleges’ primary teaching hospitals in Tucson, in addition to multiple outpatient clinics across the city and in Green Valley and Sierra Vista, Ariz.

“Banner Health announces new urgent care sites in East Valley, West Valley and Tucson” | Posted March 18, 2017

Release Date: 
08/17/2016 - 2:30pm