6 California urgent care centers file for bankruptcy

Six urgent care centers in Southern California filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday, according to The Orange County Register.

The bankruptcy case includes the following six facilities:

  • Cypress (Calif.) Urgent Care
  • Hoag Urgent Care-Anaheim (Calif.) Hills
  • Hoag Urgent Care-Huntington Harbour (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
  • Hoag Urgent Care-Orange (Calif.)
  • Hoag Urgent Care-Tustin (Calif.)
  • Laguna Dana Urgent Care (Dana Point, Calif.)

Robert C. Amster, MD owns the facilities. He is the founder of Your Neighborhood Urgent Care, which includes a network of 10 urgent care centers in Southern California. 

Four of the urgent care facilities that entered bankruptcy are leased from Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, Calif.

Dr. Amster's attorney, Ashley McDow, told The OC Register the bankruptcy will help "restructure our affairs with the landlord and the bank."

Hoag Urgent Care-Orange closed in 2016. The other five urgent care centers are expected to remain open and conduct business as normal during the bankruptcy case, according to the report.

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