EXER URGENT CARE CELEBRATES ITS 19TH OPENING, WITH NEW WEST HOLLYWOOD LOCATION

West Hollywood, Calif. – Jan. 6, 2021 – Today, Exer Urgent Care opened its first clinic in West Hollywood, its 19th facility in Southern California, located at the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Crescent Heights Blvd., just down the street from historic neighborhood, Spaulding Square. Each facility is staffed by ER doctors and medical personnel, providing convenient, affordable and high quality medical care at a fraction of the cost of an ER. With nearly 80-percent of all hospital emergency department visits not being true emergencies, Exer’s mission is to become an essential part of the community, with welcoming facilities that offer more comprehensive medical services than a typical urgent care.

“Emergency rooms and hospitals were overcrowded before the pandemic, and now the strain on our medical infrastructure has been exacerbated,” said Rob Mahan, CEO at Exer. “We are proud to offer West Hollywood patients a safe and convenient location to seek medical attention for everything from the common cold, x-rays, flu shots, lacerations, splinting, IV’s, labs and diagnostics; to COVID-19 testing and more.”

Exer Urgent Care is Southern California’s fastest-growing ER alternative with on-site x-ray, IV, laceration and diagnostics. Exer recently launched an online telehealth platform, VirtualCare by Exer, which allows patients real-time access to a medical provider via video chat. Each Exer Urgent Care location now offers flu shots and COVID-19 testing with next day results. The recently launched patient portal allows access to test results as well as discharge and other health information, to those who register.

Exer West Hollywood is open seven days a week from 9AM to 9PM, with the last patient registered at 8:30PM. Exer accepts most Medicare, PPO and HMO insurance, and offers affordable payment options for those with minimal or no health insurance.

For more information about Exer Urgent Care visit www.ExerUrgentCare.com and follow @ExerUrgentCare on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Exer serves the following greater Los Angeles regions; San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, Santa Clarita, South Bay, Ventura, and the Westside. For a full list of the 19 Exer clinic locations visit exerurgentcare.com/locations/.

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ABOUT EXER URGENT CARE:

With 19 Southern California locations, Exer Urgent Care is staffed with ER doctors who provide premier medical services in a clean, convenient, high-quality and affordable urgent care environment to a growing number of communities throughout Southern California. With on-site pharmacy, lab, x-ray and more Exer can treat 80 percent of the cases seen in an ER for a fraction of the cost. VirtualCare by Exer provides patients real-time access to an Exer provider with no appointment necessary via video chat with a smartphone, tablet, or computer. For more information on Exer Urgent Care, visit ExerUrgentCare.com.

THE PATCH – MARINA DEL REY OPENING

EXER URGENT CARE OPENS NEW MEDICAL FACILITY IN MARINA DEL REY

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. – Oct. 29, 2020 – Today, Exer Urgent Care celebrates the grand opening of their 18th urgent care clinic, located in Marina del Rey. This facility is an expansion of the convenient and accessible medical care services for the communities in the Westside area of Los Angeles County and is located less than five miles from LAX. Exer Marina del Rey provides the community a clinic built and staffed by ER doctors, offering patients more medical services than most urgent care centers, for a fraction of the cost.

“We’re thrilled to announce our expansion into the Marina del Rey area, which not only offers access to high-quality care for local residents, but also provides airline industry personnel and travelers a convenient location near LAX to seek medical care and COVID-19 testing,” said Rob Mahan, CEO at Exer. “Our experienced staff of medical professionals are dedicated to serving the community, and with our new COVID-19 protocols we want to assure patients that we are providing a safe and clean environment for all.”

Nearly one-third of all visits to hospital emergency departments are not true emergencies across Southern California. As a result, hospitals are finding new ways to help patients access the care they need. Exer Urgent Care’s mission is to become an essential part of every community, with welcoming facilities that are sanitized, clean, and safe for patients to visit. With Exer Urgent Care following rigorous decontamination protocols at all 18 clinic locations, patients can rest assured Exer provides a safe place for care and testing needs.

“We pride ourselves on providing the best standard of medical care for our patients to ensure they receive the proper medical attention needed by eliminating the stress of a typical emergency room,” reiterated Mahan. “In the wake of overburdened COVID-19 related visits, we aim to provide a place where patients can manage their health and wellness with easy access to a medical provider.”

Exer Urgent Care is Southern California’s fastest-growing ER alternative that’s built and staffed by ER doctors and medical professionals. With on-site x-ray, IV, laceration and diagnostics, Exer offers patients more comprehensive medical services than a typical urgent care. Exer recently launched an online telehealth platform, VirtualCare by Exer, which allows patients real-time access to a medical provider via video chat. Each Exer Urgent Care location is helping to ease the strain on local emergency departments and now offers flu shots and COVID-19 testing with next day results. The recently launched patient portal allows access to test results as well as discharge and other health information, to those who register.

Exer Marina del Rey is the 18th new clinic opening since the company began expanding in 2016. This location is open seven days a week from 9AM to 9PM with the last patient registered at 8:30PM.

Exer serves the following greater Los Angeles regions; San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, Santa Clarita, South Bay, Ventura, and the Westside. For a full list of the 18 Exer clinic locations visit exerurgentcare.com/locations/.

Exer accepts most PPOs, most HMOs, Medicare and offers affordable payment options for those with minimal or no health insurance.

For more information about Exer Urgent Care visit www.ExerUrgentCare.com and follow @ExerUrgentCare on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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ABOUT EXER URGENT CARE:

With 18 Southern California locations, Exer Urgent Care is staffed with ER doctors who provide premier medical services in a clean, convenient, high-quality and affordable urgent care environment to a growing number of communities throughout Southern California. With on-site pharmacy, lab, x-ray and more Exer can treat 80 percent of the cases seen in an ER for a fraction of the cost. VirtualCare by Exer provides patients real-time access to an Exer provider with no appointment necessary via video chat with a smartphone, tablet, or computer. For more information on Exer Urgent Care, visit ExerUrgentCare.com.

EXER URGENT CARE OPENS NEW MEDICAL FACILITY IN PLAYA VISTA

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. – Oct. 1, 2020 – Today, Exer Urgent Care celebrates the grand opening of their 17th urgent care clinic, located in Playa Vista. The facility is an expansion to the clinics in the Los Angeles county, and Exer is excited to provide an increase of medical care in the Westside area. Exer provides the community a clinic built and staffed by ER doctors, offering patients more medical services than most urgent care centers, for a fraction of the cost.

“We’re thrilled to expand into the Playa Vista area and we are looking forward to providing patients a place for care that’s convenient, high-quality, and affordable,” said Rob Mahan, CEO at Exer. “Our staff is experienced and passionate about serving our community and with our new protocols in place during the pandemic, we’re proud to provide a safe and clean environment for patients to seek care.”

Across Southern California, nearly one-third of all visits to hospital emergency departments are not true emergencies. As a result, hospitals are finding new ways to help patients access the care they need. Exer Urgent Care’s mission is to become an essential part of every community, with welcoming facilities that are sanitized, clean, and safe for patients to visit.

“We want to ensure our patients get the medical attention they need by providing an ER alternative with easy access to a medical provider while easing the strain on emergency rooms,” reiterated Mahan. “We strive to provide a place where patients can manage their health, especially during this time as healthcare systems are overburdened from COVID-19 related visits.”

Exer Urgent Care is Southern California’s fastest-growing ER alternative that’s built and staffed by ER doctors and medical professionals. With on-site x-ray, IV, laceration and diagnostics, Exer offers patients more comprehensive medical services than a typical urgent care. To add to their services, Exer recently launched an online telehealth platform, VirtualCare by Exer, which allows patients real-time access to a medical provider via video chat. Each Exer Urgent Care location is helping to ease the strain on local emergency departments and now offers flu shots and COVID-19 testing with next day results. The recently launched patient portal allows access to test results as well as discharge and other health information, to those who register.

Exer Playa Vista is the 17th new clinic opening since the company began expanding in 2016. This location is available 7 days a week, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the last patient seen at 5:45 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the last patient seen at 3:45 p.m.

The company has 17 locations across Southern California through Los Angeles and Ventura Counties including:  Culver City, Camarillo, West Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Westwood, La Cañada Flintridge, Pasadena, Canyon Country, Westlake Village, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Calabasas, Newbury Park, Northridge, Sherman Oaks and Stevenson Ranch, and Playa Vista. Exer accepts most PPOs, most HMOs, Medicare and offers affordable payment options for those with minimal or no health insurance.

For more information about Exer Urgent Care visit www.ExerUrgentCare.com and follow @ExerUrgentCare on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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ABOUT EXER URGENT CARE:

With 17 Southern California locations, Exer Urgent Care is staffed with ER doctors who provide premier medical services in a clean, convenient, high-quality and affordable urgent care environment to a growing number of communities throughout Southern California. With on-site pharmacy, lab, x-ray and more Exer can treat 80 percent of the cases seen in an ER for a fraction of the cost. VirtualCare by Exer provides patients real-time access to an Exer provider with no appointment necessary via video chat with a smartphone, tablet, or computer. For more information on Exer Urgent Care, visit ExerUrgentCare.com.

ANTIBODY TESTING FOR COVID-19 [Updated]

Exer Urgent Care is now offering an FDA-authorized COVID-19 antibody test at all 16 Southern California locations. The antibody testing, through a blood sample, detects the presence of the virus and identifies patients who have been exposed to or recovered from COVID-19.

The new test detects antibodies produced in the blood and indicates those who may have been exposed or recovered from the coronavirus. For the most effective results, the antibody testing must be conducted a minimum of 14 days after infection or exposure.  This helps ensure sensitivity and produces more accurate results. Results are received next day after testing and Exer notifies patients apprising them of their results and recommended next steps.

Anyone who is interested in receiving an antibody test must receive a referral through Exer’s VirtualCare portal or at an Exer clinic. VirtualCare by Exer, an online extension of our urgent care service provides real-time access to a medical provider via video chat and a quick diagnosis with treatment options. After a referral is received, patients will be directed to visit their local Exer clinic to proceed with antibody testing.

Exer offers a safe testing environment where screening is handled at the front entrance, and we are following all public health guidance for sanitizing our clinics.

Get screened today at one of our clinics or online at VirtualCare by Exer. For more info on the COVID-19 nasal swab test, click here.

 

Antibody Testing FAQs

What is a COVID-19 antibody test?

The IgG antibody test can help identify individuals who have developed an immune response to the virus, either as part of an active infection or a prior infection. The test detects the presence of antibodies in the blood – if antibodies are present, that indicates that the person has been exposed to the virus and developed antibodies against it, which may mean that person has at least some immunity to the coronavirus. In the early days of an infection when the body’s immune response is still building, antibodies may not be detected, which is why antibody tests should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude infection with the COVID-19 virus. There is also a great deal about COVID-19 immunity that the medical community doesn’t yet fully understand. For example, we don’t yet know that just because someone has developed the IgG antibody, that they are fully protected from reinfection, or how long any immunity lasts.

Who can get COVID-19 antibody tests?

Patients interested in receiving an antibody test should be symptom-free for a minimum of fourteen (14) days or have never experienced any COVID-19 related symptoms at all.

Can we order an antibody test and a nasal swab at the same time?

Absolutely. We just need to be sure to inform patients what each test is and what each test result means.

What should I expect when I get COVID-19 antibody test done?

When you arrive at Exer for a COVID-19 antibody test, you will be screened at the door and directed to the registration desk to complete registration. You will then proceed to an exam room where you will see one of our providers who will examine you to make sure you are asymptomatic, document the timing and nature of your past symptoms (if any), and counsel you on the limitation of the test and interpretation of the results. Finally, your blood will be drawn for the test and you will receive information about the test you are receiving.

What if I have symptoms like a cough and runny nose?

The nasal swab is the gold standard for diagnosing a COVID-19 infection. We recommend you get screened first to see if you need to be tested. You can do this using VirtualCare by Exer.

How long will it take to get results?

Results from the swab or antibody tests are back within the next day. You can check the Patient Portal for the results; a blank page indicates the results are not back.

How much blood is needed?

About half a test tube.

What if it’s negative?

A negative test result means that the antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 were not found in your sample. However, it is possible for the test to give a negative result that is incorrect (false negative) in some people with prior COVID-19. A negative result may occur if you are tested early in your illness and your body hasn’t had time to produce antibodies to the infection. This means that you could possibly still have COVID-19 even though the test is negative. If this is the case, your healthcare provider will consider the test results together with all other aspects of your medical history (such as symptoms, possible exposures, and geographical location of places you have recently traveled) in deciding how to care for you. It is important that you work with your healthcare provider to help you understand the next steps you should take.

What if the antibody test is positive?

If you have a positive test result, it is likely that you have previously had COVID-19 and that you have developed an antibody response to the virus. Your healthcare provider will work with you to determine how best to care for you based on the test results along with other factors of your medical history, including any previous symptoms, possible exposure to COVID-19, and the location of places you have recently traveled. There is also the chance that this test can give a positive result that is wrong (a false positive).

So, a positive IgG means I’m immune?

No, there is no evidence yet that this test means you are immune and will not get the virus. There are still ongoing studies on this, so stay tuned!

What do I do if I have additional questions about my COVID-19 antibody test results?

Please call the clinic if you have any additional questions or concerns about your test results.

Where can I go for updates and more information?

The most up-to-date information on COVID-19 is available at the CDC General webpage: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html. In addition, please contact your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns.

 

For more information:

FDA Emergency Use Authorizations for COVID-19: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/emergency-situations-medical-devices/emergency-use-authorizations#covid19ivd
FDA: Serological Test Validation and Education: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-serological-test-validation-and-education-efforts

TREATING YOUR HEALTH IN A CLEAN, SAFE ENVIRONMENT

We’re all trying to stop the spread of COVID-19. But staying home during the pandemic when you or your loved one is sick and needs medical care? That doesn’t have to happen.

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At Exer Urgent Care, We’ve Gone to Extreme Measures to Make Sure you Are Safe When You Come to Our Clinics

For our patients:

  • We’ve eliminated the waiting room process—
    • Furniture and reading materials are gone from the lobby
    • We register you at the front entrance of our clinics and allow you to wait in your car or we bring you straight into an exam room
  • People exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 are required to register and wait in their car
  • Patients have their temperatures taken, hands sanitized and are given masks before entering the clinic
  • We’ve tripled our disinfection protocols

For our staff:

  • Employees have their temperatures taken every day before they start work
  • Continuous hand washing as well as wearing masks and full personal protective equipment is required

If you need urgent medical care, our clinics are equipped with on-site X-ray and labs. Keeping people out of the ERs now is more important than ever given the increased health needs of the community. Exer is your ER alternative.

You and your family’s health and safety are important to us. As a part of our community, we want you to know we are doing everything we can to keep you safe when you are in our care.