MEDIA CONTACT: Rachelle Khalaf Manager, Media Relations MEDIA: 713-442-4919 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Rachelle.Khalaf@Kelsey-Seybold.com (3/21/2019) PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Announces New Clinic, Merging Primary Care and Virtual Health Page ContentHOUSTON (March 21, 2019) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic will begin construction on a new, 2,200-square-foot location in the Downtown Tunnels, beneath the Niels and Millie Esperson Buildings. The Downtown Tunnels are a system of underground walking paths that connect 95 city blocks for 6 miles. The new clinic will be located at 815 Walker, suite T-14A in Houston and is scheduled to open in the summer of 2019. “Since 1975, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic has had a location in the downtown area. Eight years ago, we built a new clinic – Downtown at the Shops – to expand our services and specialties to meet the growing needs of our patients,” said Tony Lin, M.D., chairman and managing director of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. “The addition of this new primary care location in the Downtown Tunnels will make it easier for individuals who work west of Main Street to walk to a Kelsey-Seybold provider.” The newly added location will have room for one medical provider and space for two Virtual Health exam rooms, where patients can connect with primary and specialty care physicians in a secure environment. The new clinic hours will mirror that of sister clinic, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Downtown at The Shops at 4 Houston Center, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Patients seen at the new clinic and who are in need of prescription medications may request same-day delivery if their office is within the 77002 zip code. Page was named the architect of this new location. A general contractor has not yet been selected. About Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston's premier multispecialty group practice, founded in 1949 by Dr. Mavis Kelsey in Houston's famous Texas Medical Center. More than 400 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 20 locations and an accredited Sleep Center in the Greater Houston area. Medical services offered by Kelsey-Seybold include medical care in 55 medical specialties, including primary care and specialty care, outpatient surgery centers, an accredited Sleep Center, a Radiation Therapy Center, laboratory services, advanced radiology services and other diagnostic services, 15 onsite Kelsey pharmacies, and a secure web portal for patients to communicate with their Kelsey-Seybold doctors, get test results, and schedule appointments. Patients enrolled in a KelseyCare health benefits plan have access to Virtual Health managed by Kelsey-Seybold providers, including E-Visits and Video Visits. Kelsey-Seybold has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization and a Level 3 (highest) 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 2018, KelseyCare Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, was awarded a 5-out-of-5 star rating by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the third year in a row. In addition to these recognitions, Kelsey-Seybold is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic Center, Endoscopy Center, Infusion Center and Cancer Center.