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1/6/2020
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Kelsey-Seybold Opens New Primary Care Clinic in the Downtown Esperson Building Tunnel

HOUSTON (Jan. 6, 2020) – Today, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic opened a new primary care clinic location in the Downtown Tunnel System, beneath the Niels and Mellie Esperson Buildings. The Downtown Tunnels are a system of underground walking paths that connect 95 city blocks for 6 miles. The new clinic is located at 815 Walker St., suite T-14 in Houston.

This new 3,000-square-foot Clinic is Kelsey-Seybold's second downtown location. Patients will have access to convenient primary care services for sick care, well care, immunizations, onsite laboratory, and more. 

"Our new Clinic location in the Esperson Tunnel will be extremely convenient for those who work west of Main Street and need primary care that is within walking distance of their place of work," said Tony Lin, M.D., chairman and managing director of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. "Patients can make same-day or next-day appointments to be seen by an Advance Practice Clinician and have the ability to get back to work after their appointment if they are well enough to do so."

"We have to adapt and evolve with the current healthcare environment, and this new, centrally located clinic, right in the heart of downtown, is an accessible and efficient way for professionals to get the care they need, where and when they need it," said Puja Sehgal, M.D., managing physician of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Downtown at The Shops.

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Downtown at Esperson Tunnel location will feature the same business hours as that of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Downtown at The Shops multispecialty location: Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

As an added convenience for patients seen at the Esperson Tunnel clinic, prescriptions can be delivered same-day within the same Zip code (77002) for a small $5 delivery fee. 
Page served as the architect and Arch-Con Corporation was general contractor of this new location. 

About Kelsey-Seybold

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 450 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 23​​ locations in the Greater Houston area. Kelsey-Seybold offers quality medical care in 55 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, 15 onsite Kelsey pharmacies, 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 three consecutive years and is the only 5-out-of-5-star rated plan in Texas.

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 addition to these recognitions, Kelsey-Seybold is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic Center, and Endoscopy Center.