LITTLETON — ConvenientMD, a provider of urgent care and walk-in medical services in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts, and North Country Healthcare, a network of critical access hospitals in northern New Hampshire, are excited to announce a clinical collaboration to improve access to medical care to North Country residents.

By working with North Country Healthcare — the parent organization of numerous critical access hospitals and one home health and hospice agency in northern New Hampshire — ConvenientMD's Littleton clinic will assist area health-care providers such as primary care physicians, specialists and hospitals to ensure patients receive integrated, comprehensive and affordable care.

ConvenientMD creates tangible solutions to some of the biggest issues facing health care today while offering high-quality urgent care services at affordable rates.

Each location is staffed with a compassionate, full medical team with decades of experience in urgent care, emergency room and primary care settings.

“Our collaboration with ConvenientMD’s new facility in Littleton will help strengthen the area's health-care system while providing patients throughout the community with improved access to high quality, affordable care," said North Country Healthcare CEO Tom Mee. "This partnership supports NCH’s Mission of ensuring consistent, high quality, accessible and integrated health care across the communities we serve. The reality of health care today, particularly in rural communities, is that organizations need to partner to avoid duplication of services, lower costs and ensure the highest quality care.”

"We look forward to collaborating with North Country Healthcare and its affiliated hospitals to support their primary care practices and to take advantage of their specialist network as a means of keeping patients out of crowded emergency departments and improving the health of the community," said ConvenientMD Urgent Care CEO Max Puyanic.

"The benefits of collaborating with health-care providers and hospitals in the North Country offers exciting opportunities to enhance patient care," said ConvenientMD Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mark Pundt. "From increasing access to quality care in the community to reducing emergency department wait times, we feel ConvenientMD’s collaboration with NCH will play a key role in streamlining health care in the North Country area."

Headquartered in Portsmouth, ConvenientMD’s 19 clinics throughout New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts are dedicated to delivering the best medical care and experience for patients throughout New England.

Each urgent care center provides an advanced array of services — including X-rays, IVs, labs and minor surgery — as well as staff committed to following an innovative, full-service approach to satisfying patients’ demands for convenient, compassionate treatment in an urgent care setting.

Clinics are open every day from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; patients can simply walk in without making an appointment. To learn more, go to convenientmd.com.

North Country Healthcare is a non-profit affiliation of multiple medical facilities within the White Mountains Region of New Hampshire. It includes numerous physicians and medical providers at multiple locations and employs hundreds of highly-trained individuals delivers integrated patient care through three community hospitals, medical laboratories, and home health and hospice services.

Member organizations include Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, and North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency in Littleton. NCH is the largest employer in the North Country. To learn more, go to northcountryhealth.org

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