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New Reliant Urgent Care Opens in South Park in Downtown LA

Reliant Urgent Care has opened a 6,000 square foot state-of-the-art urgent care center on Francisco Street in Downtown LA

You really can’t have a livable community without having access to good healthcare services. As downtown continues to mature as an established urban center, it is critical that it offers its residents a variety of medical resources since people are bound to get sick and accidents do happen. That’s why I’m so excited that an actual real urgent care has opened here in Downtown LA’s rapidly developing¬†South Park district. Last month, Reliant Urgent Care opened a brand new state-of-the-art facility directly across the street from the new massive $1 billion Metropolis project.

Last year, I had to visit an urgent care several times and I was frustrated that I had to drive up to Pasadena from DTLA to go to a nice full-service one (the Huntington Pasadena Urgent Care Center) that I felt comfortable with. As a downtown resident, of course I would prefer to stay in my own community if possible making it more convenient for me. And after touring the brand new Reliant Urgent Care here in downtown, I was so excited because it’s definitely a legit urgent care that will add a lot of value to the downtown community.

Opening on the ground floor of a new mixed-use parking structure, the new 6,000 square foot downtown location with seven exam rooms is Reliant’s third urgent care facility. Their original and largest one is located by LAX airport and has become a go-to spot in the area for those who seek medical attention. The Medical Director and President of Reliant, Max Lebow, decided to open here in South Park after realizing the growing downtown population was underserved, which I could attest to based on my own aforementioned experience.

“At a full-service urgent care like ours, we could probably see about two-thirds of ER patients,” Lebow explained. “Walking pneumonia, lacerations, sprains, migraines, or if you have a sore throat.”

And there’s a definite economic incentive to visiting an urgent care versus an emergency room. It’s usually A LOT cheaper. According to Lebow, it’s more cost effective because there’s no facility fee, and in California, visiting an urgent care is coded the same as if you were seeing a doctor as opposed to going to the ER. Nevertheless, if a patient is determined to be too sick for the urgent care to handle, they will be sent over to the ER. The added benefit is that usually the patient doesn’t have to wait in line at the ER because they have already gone through preliminary testing at the urgent care.

Reliant Urgent Care in Downtown LA opened on May 2, 2016 and is equipped with full digital x-ray machines as well as the most modern blood sampling equipment for fast onsite lab results. They are open seven days a week from 8 am to 10 pm.

For more info on Reliant Urgent Care, please visit them online.

Reliant Urgent Care has opened a state-of-the-art urgent care facility near 8th and Francisco St in Downtown LA

Reliant Urgent Care has opened a state-of-the-art urgent care facility near 8th and Francisco St in Downtown LA

You can see the massive $1 billion Metropolis project rising across the street from Reliant Urgent Care

You can see the massive $1 billion Metropolis project rising across the street from Reliant Urgent Care

Reliant Urgent Care is modern and comfortable

Reliant Urgent Care is modern and comfortable

There's even a separate waiting room with refreshments

There’s even a separate waiting room with refreshments

Every exam room will have flat screen TVs and WiFi for added comfort

Every exam room will have flat screen TVs and WiFi for added comfort

Love it: Reliant Urgent Care shows its DTLA pride with a beautiful picture of Downtown LA in every exam room

Love it: Reliant Urgent Care shows its DTLA pride with a beautiful picture of Downtown LA in every exam room

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13 Comments

  1. An important amenity to have nearby. Good for downtown workers too, especially those who cant afford to take time off during the workday to meet the traditional 9-4 doctors hours but can stop by this place for a 6 or 7pm appointment.

  2. mike says

    when will there be a decent k-12 educational operation downtown? Still a lot of vacant commercial space that could serve as the premiere high school / grade school in the area “LA Polytech High” a la Stuyvesant or Mission High

  3. Victor says

    Why no mention Los Angeles Urgent Care, across the street from Regal LA Live movie theater? It’s been there for years.

    • Jake says

      You do have a point there, Victor. Maybe its not a “actual real urgent care” whatever that means.

    • Micheal Martinez says

      I went to this new place and its beyond awesome. Really cool atmosphere, quick, and LOVED the Doctor. I have their brochure and they are a certified urgent care center so that could be the difference Also, the one you are talking about does everything it seems it some sort of medical group or center. I did go there once and it was okay the staff was nice. Also, I think the one across from the Regal is also being closed at some point because the land was sold. I’m not surprised its being sold since it stands between Metropolis and LA Live… anyway I’m glad we have good choices.

  4. KNG says

    Yes Victor, there is that Urgent Care ran by United Health Care. I have gone there multiple times, unfortunately, in my 4 years living downtown.

    • Victor says

      My SO and I have been there (also unfortunately!) 3-4 times in the last three years. I just find it weird that Brigham mentioned having to drive out to Pasadena to go to an urgent care when we have one right in DTLA that has helped out so many residents of our neighborhood. I just find it odd that his blog post is making it sound like there was nothing available to us in DTLA prior to Reliant Urgent Care’s arrival.

  5. Patti Perry says

    I checked this place out today. I live at Vero and I am so happy that we he such a clean classy efficient clinic in downtown LA. It’s about time. When I walked in I was blown away. It looked like a high end place that belonged in Beverly Hills.
    Hallelujah! I highly recommend it. Parking was available and easy, had to pay for it but that is how things are in downtown LA.

    • Boris says

      You live 6 blocks from it but you drove there?

      • Micheal Martinez says

        Yes, people still drive cars for short distances when they are SICK

        • Boris says

          If you’re too sick to walk then driving makes sense? Please. That’s just ridiculous. I can see it now: ” Officer, I’m sorry I ran over that pedestrian, I was too sick.”

          • Michael Martinez says

            If someone has the flu they probably dont feel like walking. Of course they are able to drive because if they were so sick they coudlnt drive they woudl be at an ER not an Urgent Care. I guess you call an abmulance each time you have a hang nail?

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