HCA Healthcare Inc. will purchase 41 FastMed urgent care centers in the Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston and El Paso areas, HCA Healthcare announced in a May 18 news release.

HCA Healthcare signed an agreement to purchase the 41 urgent care centers—including 19 FastMed and 22 MedPost urgent care centers, which are under the umbrella of FastMed—in Texas, according to the release. Locations outside of Texas are not included.

According to FastMed's website, the urgent care provider also serves North Carolina, Arizona and Florida.

The deal is expected to close this summer, according to the release.

“The addition of these urgent care centers will improve access to care for patients in the Texas communities we serve,” said Erol Akdamar, president of HCA Healthcare’s American Group, said in the release. “It will provide convenient outpatient care options when and where they need it. It also will help seamlessly connect these patients to our broader healthcare network when a higher level of care or specialty service is needed.”

HCA Healthcare has 45 hospitals, 395 physician practices and 92 existing urgent care centers in Texas, according to the release.

Texas cities served by FastMed or MedPost centers include:
  • Austin
  • Balch Springs
  • Bastrop
  • Cibolo
  • Converse
  • Dallas
  • El Paso
  • Georgetown
  • Humble
  • Kyle
  • Lakeway
  • Manor
  • McKinney
  • Nacogdoches
  • New Braunfels
  • Rockwall
  • Rowlett
  • Sachse
  • San Antonio
  • San Marcos
  • Seguin
  • Taylor
  • Tomball
  • Universal City
  • Waco