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Healthcare Brief (02/18/21)

Texas Oncology's new cancer facility, UTSW's COVID-19 vaccine portal, Medical City launches two new urgent cares, and more.

Texas Oncology has opened a 10,000 square-foot cancer care clinic in Midlothian on the newly completed campus of Methodist Midlothian Medical Center. It will offer medical oncology, hematology, surgical oncology, and urology services for breast, colon, rectal cancer. The center will house comprehensive urologic care, reproductive system disorders, and support services such as risk evaluation, testing, cancer screening and prevention, and an on-site lab.

UT Southwestern has launched a COVID-19 vaccination portal where eligible individuals can sign up to receive the vaccine. If a patient meets state criteria or has a medical condition as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can complete a questionnaire to be registered as a UTSW patient if they are not already. Visit UTSW’s COVID-19 vaccination site to learn more.

Medical City’s urgent care brand CareNow is opening two new locations in Prosper and Irving to meet increased demand for urgent care in underserved neighborhoods. Both locations accept most insurance plans, and are open seven days a week for extended hours. In Prosper, the CareNow is located at 4530 W. University Drive, and the Irving will be open in March at the intersection of N. Belt Line Road and Grande Blvd.

Cooper Clinic is launching a virtual, medically-supervised weight loss program. The six month program combines nutrition, fitness, psychology, and behavioral change to help members lose weight. The program is available to the public and offered in person, virtual, and a hybrid.

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