SOURCE: ER Urgent Care Centers

June 21, 2006 16:30 ET

U.S. Emergency Rooms in Crisis ER Urgent Care Centers to the Rescue

MIAMI, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 21, 2006 -- ER Urgent Care Centers (PINKSHEETS: ERUG) -- America's Emergency Room crisis has reached epidemic proportions. In a recent report published by the Institute of Medicine it has become apparent that the crisis is far greater than first estimated.

With a population growth of 12% emergency rooms are experiencing 27 percent increase in visits, from 90 million to 114 million. What is worse 425 emergency rooms nationwide have closed, 700 hospitals have closed and 200,000 beds are no more. In addition 50% of all hospitals are losing money. Wait times in some major cities are as high as nine hours. The report also suggested that 22% of accident victim deaths in the emergency rooms were preventable. ER Urgent Care Center is now poised with its national exposure growing to help in the easing of this crisis. With no immediate solution to the problem ER Urgent Care Center is sitting with numerous municipalities and major hospital organizations as part of a think tank to alleviate the problem. Jerry Miller, Founder and Director, said, "We are honored to have been selected to be part of this elite group of organizations within the health industry. Once again ER Urgent Care Center is setting the trend in health care."

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.

For more information visit our Web site at www.erucc.net or sign up for the corporate newsletter at http://www.erucc.net

Or visit our locations at:

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

213 North Federal Highway                         2812 West MLK BLVD.
Hallandale Beach, FL. 33009                       Tampa, FL. 33607

15463 SW 137th Ave.
Kendal, FL. 33177

4401 North Andrews Avenue                         Opening soon
Oakland Park, FL 33309                            Miami Beach, FL

18648 N.W.67th Ave.
Miami Lakes, FL 33177

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

This press release may contain forward-looking statements covered within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, plans and timing for the introduction or enhancement of our services and products, statements about future market conditions, supply and demand conditions, and other expectations, intentions and plans contained in this press release that are not historical fact and involve risks and uncertainties. Our expectations regarding future revenues depend upon our ability to develop and supply products, which we may not produce today and that meet defined specifications. When used in this press release, the words "plan," "expect," "believe," and similar expressions generally identify forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current expectations. They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, changes in technology and changes in pervasive markets.

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