ORLANDO, Fla., May 15 Florida-based health care providerSolantic will continue its ambitious expansion program, opening a full servicewalk-in urgent care center in Apopka, Florida on May 15, 2008. A grandopening ceremony will be held on May 23, from 2-6 p.m. Apopka Mayor John Landwill cut the ribbon at 2 p.m.
"We are always glad to have new businesses in our community," said ApopkaMayor John Land. "We welcome you [Solantic] to Apopka, and look forward toyour [Solantic] being part of our community family as a member of the ApopkaArea Chamber of Commerce."
The center will offer medical services provided by board-certifiedphysicians, for as little as $79. Services include urgent care, treatmentsfor injured workers, and a range of wellness services for individuals andcompanies including immunizations, blood work and physicals. Patients cometo Solantic for illnesses and injuries ranging from the common cold to abroken bone. It is the company's sixth Orlando-area location and second offour planned to open in the area during 2008. Additional sites include theOrlando International Airport and Lake Mary. Solantic plans on 20 centers inthe Orlando area and 1,000 locations nationwide over the next few years.
"Our success in Orlando suggests people want to be seen right away withoutan appointment, know costs before treatment and be cared for in apatient-focused environment in a timely manner," said Karen Bowling, CEO ofSolantic. "Our employees' goal is to treat patients the way we would want tobe treated. Each exam room has a television, x-rays are provided on a CD-ROMto patients in order that they can store or share with a specialist, and allour employees receive bonuses based on patient satisfaction survey results,"added Bowling.
Gloria McKnight, a recent patient at a Solantic urgent care center inCentral Florida, said, "I visited Solantic urgent care and didn't know what toexpect. I had been to other emergency care centers so I imagined a long waitand less than friendly service. What I experienced, however, was quickservice, friendly staff and a doctor who really listened to what I had to say.The price was much better than anywhere that I had been before and the hourswere convenient. I will continue to visit Solantic and encourage others to dothe same."
The Apopka Solantic facility is located at 3840 E. State Road 436, Suite1000, at the corner of Bear Lake Road. It is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.during the week and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. Hours will be extended oncethe Apopka community becomes aware of Solantic's services. Many patients payout-of-pocket because of Solantic's low prices. However, because of Solantic'squality of care, compassion for patients, fair prices and extended weekday andweekend hours, most insurance plans cover visits to Solantic.
Richard Scott and Karen Bowling started Solantic in 2001 with a mission ofProviding Convenient Health Care At A Fair Price With As Little Hassle AsPossible. From day one, the founders focused on attracting individuals with apassion for patients and the desire to keep costs and thus, prices as low aspossible. Solantic centers are open every day of the year with extended hours.Each center has digital X-ray and lab services on-site. Solantic was amongthe first health care providers in the country to set forth its prices in itslobby on a Starbucks style menu board. Urgent care physician visits arecapped at $189. A comparable visit in the emergency room would cost in excessof $1,500.