SOURCE: ER Urgent Care Centers

March 18, 2008 16:05 ET

ER Urgent Care Centers Expands Radiology Departments Statewide

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - March 18, 2008) - ER Urgent Care Centers (PINKSHEETS: ERUC), ERUC, is proud to announce it has expanded its radiology departments. With rising prices for all types of radiology in emergency rooms, ERUC has responded by expanding its current facilities. Physician offices, Orthopedics and Pulmonary specialists have begun to refer patients on a daily basis. Insurance companies have also reacted by referring patients to ERUC. The base cost for an X-Ray in an emergency room without insurance is approximately $400.00 to $600.00 with an additional cost for the radiologist of $300.00 to $400.00 per reading. With insurance, the co-pay starts at approximately $200.00 plus the co-pay for the reading, which also varies per emergency room and Insurance Company. The price could be as high as $500.00. We have also developed a fast track system to increase the speed that patients and physicians receive their results. ERUC prices for X-Rays are $95.00 per X-Ray inclusive of the reading. Even at these prices, the ERUC radiology Department is very profitable. With Tampa's shortage of emergency rooms they have experienced an increase of over 58% in X-Rays.

About ER Urgent Care

ERUC Management Company Inc. operates ER Urgent Care Centers in the South Florida area. The "true, bona-fide," "Urgent Care Center" is a one-stop-shop where patients can receive premier health care, after-hours, at a fraction of the cost of emergency room visits. With the "Urgent Care Center" model emergency rooms will no longer lose money on ER patients with minor injuries and illnesses and the HMOs will no longer have to pay exorbitant claims for non-admitted patients. ER Urgent Care Centers create a win-win situation for everyone, filling the financial and service gap between primary care physicians (PCPs) and hospital emergency rooms.

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700 Ives Dairy Rd.                     1601 Meadowlark Lane
North Miami Beach, FL  33179           Kansas City, KS  66102

213 North Federal Highway              Doctors Family Medical
Hallandale Beach, FL  33009            5535 Memorial Highway
                                       Tampa, FL  33634
15463 SW 137th Ave.
Kendal, FL  33177
                                       Doctors Family Medical
1041 71st Street                       431 SW Blvd. North
Miami Beach, FL                        St. Petersburg, FL  33703

ER Urgent Care Center Tampa            ER Urgent Care Center St. Petersburg
5535 Memorial Highway #101             431 SW Blvd. North Suite A
Tampa, FL  33634                       St. Petersburg, FL  33703

ER Urgent Care Center is a provider for Amerigroup, Avmed, Humana, Aetna, Medicaid/Medipass/Medi-Kids, Total Health Choice, United Health Care, Beech Street, Dimension Health, Assist Card, Cigna, Corvel, Health Insurance Plans and many more.

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