In 1982 on Blanco Road in San Antonio, Texas, the first Texas MedClinic classic white and red sign shown like a beacon in the night for sick people needing medical care for strep throat, rashes, or a stomach virus.
The concept was new. A walk-in clinic in a convenient location that was open 7-days-a-week with extended hours to provide medical care when doctor’s offices were closed. It proved to be exactly what people needed.
The urgent care center’s success helped keep people well, but it also began to alleviate the over-crowding in emergency rooms, where medical attention for life’s little emergencies like flu, sprained ankles, minor cuts and abrasions took second fiddle to the life-threatening illnesses and injuries that came through its doors.
Thirty-five years later, Texas MedClinic signs continue to be a beacon in the night for sick or injured people needing the urgent care of a knowledgeable physician and attentive staff. From its humble beginnings on Blanco Road, the urgent care center has grown to 19 locations spread between its hometown of San Antonio to New Braunfels, Austin, Round Rock, and its newest location in Bulverde/Spring Branch.