Rachelle KhalafDirector, Public Relations and Communications
Opening the fall of 2021, the clinic will expand access to coordinated, evidence-based care to serve Houston's southeast residents
Houston (May 11, 2021) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic announced plans today to build a 19,137-square-foot clinic in the Gulfgate Shopping Center, at 520 Gulfgate Center Mall, Houston, TX 77087, or the northeast intersection of I-45 and the 610 South Loop. Kelsey-Seybold Clinic -- Gulfgate represents another significant investment in the City of Houston by the city's largest physician-led organization, with enough room for up to 11 providers offering primary and specialty care.
The Gulfgate clinic announcement comes on the heels of five other new clinic announcements including: Memorial Villages, Memorial City, River Oaks, North Channel, and Lake Jackson.
"Even with its proximity to downtown and the Texas Medical Center, the Gulfgate area is a densely populated area in southeast Houston and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's new location will offer convenient access to medical care. Expanding into this area will improve access to evidence-based primary and specialty care as well as many diagnostic services for patients living in and around the Gulfgate and Pine Valley area," said John Lyle, Senior Vice President of Operations, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. "Expansion into this area, conveniently located inside loop 610 near I-45 South, helps close the gap for patients who don't have access to a Kelsey-Seybold location nearby."
The new Gulfgate Clinic will expand access to coordinated, evidence-based care in an area with limited primary healthcare options. Patients will have access to an on-site pharmacy, laboratory, X-ray, ultrasound, 3D digital mammography and other diagnostic testing, as well as an extensive referral network for various Kelsey-Seybold specialists with offices at neighboring clinics, including Downtown at the Shops, and Berthelsen Main Campus.
"We know from past experience that when new patients come to a Kelsey-Seybold location near their home or work, the quality of care they receive and the convenience of having so many amenities under one roof keeps them coming back," said Victor Simms, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., Chair, Clinic Planning Committee, and Chief of Internal Medicine, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. "We're excited to welcome current patients who work and live nearby this new location, and look forward to meeting and caring for the new patients who have never been to a Kelsey-Seybold Clinic before."
The new Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Gulfgate location was designed by architects at Powers Brown Architecture and is expected to open in October 2021. United Constructors has been selected as the general contractor for this project.
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston's premier multispecialty group practice, founded in 1949 by Dr. Mavis Kelsey in Houston's renowned Texas Medical Center. More than 650 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 36 locations in the Greater Houston area. Kelsey-Seybold offers quality medical care in 65 medical specialties. The organization operates the largest freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center in the state of Texas and offers state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam and Varian Edge radiation therapy technology at a nationally accredited Cancer Center. An accredited Sleep Center, comprehensive laboratory services, advanced imaging and diagnostics, 24 onsite Kelsey pharmacies and one specialty pharmacy, and MyKelseyOnline, a secure web portal, are part of its comprehensive offerings. Kelsey-Seybold partners with major insurers to offer value-based commercial health plans. KelseyCare Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan offered to Houston-area beneficiaries and affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, has achieved the coveted 5-out-of-5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for seven consecutive years.
Kelsey-Seybold has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization and a Patient-Centered Medical Home. Kelsey-Seybold has many physicians in the Greater Houston area certified for excellence in diabetes and heart and stroke care by the NCQA. In addition to these recognitions, Kelsey-Seybold is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic Center and Endoscopy Center.
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