Myrtle Beach, SC — CareNow® Urgent Care announces the purchase of seven Beach Family and Urgent Care clinics across the Grand Strand. The clinics will be rebranded to CareNow® Urgent Care, which is operated by HCA Healthcare and represents one of the largest urgent care networks in the country.

“Like many of our communities across the country, the Myrtle Beach area is experiencing significant growth, and increasingly people want to be able to access healthcare services closer to where they live and work,” said Mark Sims, chief executive officer at Grand Strand Health. “The addition of these urgent care clinics will complement our healthcare network and help us provide more convenient access for our patients.”

CareNow® Urgent Care clinics offer quick care for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries, such as sprains and strains, minor burns, coughs, sore throats and flu-like symptoms — as well as physicals, vaccinations, general diagnostics and check-ups. The clinics also provide occupational medicine services to local employers, including examinations and treatment of injured workers in worker’s compensation cases, pre-employment screenings and drug tests.

Walk-ins are welcome and patients can save time by using Web Check-In® at to wait from home or anywhere until it’s time to see their provider. For clinic locations, hours and other information, visit