Update: Cartersville urgent care centers purchased, becoming part of the Piedmont network.

Update: Cartersville urgent care centers purchased, becoming part of the Piedmont network.

Cartersville Urgent Care on Main Street between Starbucks and the Main Street Marketplace retail center.


Editor’s note: This report is under additional review as of Thursday morning. There is some disagreement about the fate of the Redmond urgent care centers. We’ll have updates soon.


In context: The Piedmont brand made its first big move into Northwest Georgia last summer with the purchase of Cartersville Medical Center from HCA. Now Piedmont ‘s Urgent Care by WellStreet brand has purchased the urgent care centers in Cartersville

Media release: Piedmont Urgent Care by WellStreet is adding 10 locations with its acquisition of urgent care management company SmartCare and its family of brands in the metro Atlanta area. With this acquisition, Piedmont Urgent Care by WellStreet, the largest network in Georgia, expands its presence in the communities of Grayson, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Lithonia, Loganville, and Snellville and establishes new territory to serve Cartersville.

All Eastside Urgent Care and Cartersville Urgent Care locations are becoming Piedmont Urgent Care. Each clinic will operate with the same staff and care with which patients are familiar but now benefit from the established and trusted expertise of the Piedmont Urgent Care by WellStreet network.

Piedmont Urgent Care locations are open 365 days a year, seven days a week, with extended hours to accommodate patients’ busy schedules.

“With this acquisition comes the exciting opportunity for Piedmont Urgent Care by WellStreet to better care for Georgians in both established and new communities,” said WellStreet CEO Lisa Mikkelsen. “SmartCare shares the same commitment to providing compassionate, high-quality urgent care services. We are thrilled to welcome the SmartCare team into our family, supporting them in providing quality care to patients.”

Piedmont Urgent Care providers are members of the Piedmont Clinic, with more than 2,800 physician members. Piedmont Urgent Care offers patients a convenient care option with no appointment needed, shorter wait times, and higher patient satisfaction while focusing on care quality.

“We are excited about adding these new centers as they not only provide high-quality care but they also expand our primary and urgent care services in these communities,” said Michelle Fisher, Piedmont’s President, Primary Care & Retail Services. “We understand that during these busy times providing convenient care close to home is what our patients need and adding these centers helps us to deliver on that.”

Piedmont Urgent Care provides virtual visits, book ahead options, and walk-in treatment for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. These facilities feature a clean, modern, and welcoming environment, onsite X-ray capabilities, and accept most major insurance plans — including Medicare and competitive self-pay rates.

Piedmont Urgent Care clinics treat common cold symptoms, seasonal allergies, summer camp physicals, minor fractures, and more. In addition to walk-in care for minor injuries and illnesses, Piedmont Urgent Care clinics offer COVID-19 testing, vaccinations (non-COVID-19), physicals, workers’ compensation, and employer services.

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