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SmartCare Family Medical Centers Now Accepting Multiple Insurance Plans

May 23, 2007

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 23 /PRNewswire/ — SmartCare Family Medical Centers, a rapidly growing operator of retail-based, walk-in medical clinics, now has preferred provider agreements with more than 30 health insurance carriers, allowing more SmartCare guests to receive treatment for the cost of their insurance co-pay. SmartCare continues to ink agreements with additional insurance providers.

Insurance carriers that currently have agreements in place with SmartCare include:

   *  Aetna                                 *  MULTIPLAN   *  Ameriplan                             *  National Provider Network   *  Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield     *  NextCare Management   *  Beech Street                          *  NPPN   *  Casualty Management Network           *  PacifiCare   *  Choice Care                           *  PHCS   *  First Health                          *  Plan Vista Solutions   *  Great-West                            *  PPO NEXT   *  HealthStar                            *  Preferred HealthNetwork   *  HMS                                   *  Secure Horizons   *  Humana                                *  Sloans Lake   *  MasterCare                            *  Sterling   *  MedAvant HCS                          *  Three Rivers Provider Network   *  Medical Control                       *  UnitedHealthcare (UHC)   *  Medicare                              *  US HealthCare   *  MMA    

“These agreements — coupled with our extended hours during evenings and weekends, with no appointment necessary — further underscore SmartCare’s commitment to providing consumers convenient access to quality healthcare for everyday needs,” said Lawrence W. Hay, chief executive officer of SmartCare. “They represent more than 90 percent of covered lives on the Colorado Front Range that now have even more affordable and convenient access to minor and preventive care at SmartCare Centers.”

SmartCare Centers offer convenient, quality care for common ailments such as sore throats, ear infections and seasonal allergies, as well as basic health services including flu shots and other vaccines, school and employment physicals and cholesterol screenings. Each SmartCare Center is staffed by nurse practitioners and certified medical assistants, with an on-call physician.

About SmartCare Family Medical Centers

Denver-based SmartCare Family Medical Centers operates retail-based, walk-in medical clinics for everyday family healthcare needs. Formed in 2004, the company aims to revolutionize the experience and delivery of healthcare by being the premier provider of specific-scope healthcare offering convenient, quality care from dedicated health professionals. SmartCare’s practitioners provide treatment for minor acute illnesses, blood tests, physicals and screenings, while emphasizing wellness and guest education. No appointment is necessary; centers are open extended hours — including evenings and weekends. SmartCare accepts most health insurance plans and self-pay. For more information, visit http://www.smartcarecenters.com/

SmartCare Family Medical Centers

CONTACT: Amy Hudson, +1-303-417-6303, amy@accent-pr.com, for SmartCareFamily Medical Centers

Web site: http://www.smartcarecenters.com/




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