BEND, Ore.— Bend Memorial Clinic (BMC) and The Center have partnered to expand walk-in orthopedic care on weekends and holidays. Beginning Saturday, November 8, NOWcare will be available at BMC’s Eastside Urgent Care on weekends and holidays. NOWcare at The Center will close on weekends, but continue to operate weekdays from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

“Partnering with NOWcare will expand the scope of services currently available at our Urgent Care facility as well as expand the hours of walk-in orthopedic care, providing an alternative for unnecessary emergency room visits,” said Greg Hagfors, CEO at BMC. “By collaborating with community partners, such as The Center, we are able to enhance the patient experience as well as help lower the cost of care.”

The Center’s expert team of orthopedic physicians; Timothy Bollom, MD, Knute Buehler, MD, Michael Caravelli, MD, Michael Coe, MD, James Hall, MD, Anthony Hinz, MD, Jeffrey Holmboe, MD, Scott Jacobson, MD, Blake Nonweiler, MD, Soma Lilly, MD, Joel Moore, MD and James Verheyden, MD will work in collaboration with BMC’s Urgent Care staff to provide acute orthopedic consultation to BMC Providers.

“We are excited to partner with BMC to expand walk-in orthopedic care for our community,” said Mike Gonsalves, CEO at The Center. “This relationship allows us to continue to provide the highest level of expert orthopedic care with expanded hours and more convenience for our combined patients.”

BMC Eastside Urgent Care is located at 1501 NE Medical Center Dr. in Bend. NOWcare at BMC Urgent Care will be open on the weekends from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and holidays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. No appointment is necessary.


About Bend Memorial Clinic

Bend Memorial Clinic includes more than 120 providers representing 30 specialties including Urgent Care, Primary Care, Specialty Care, Imaging and Clinical Services. With five locations BMC is the largest multi-specialty group in Central Oregon and provides quality, convenient healthcare known as TotalCare™. The clinic has provided primary and specialty care since 1946. For more information, please visit


About The Center 

The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research is a multi specialty practice with 20 physicians fellowship trained in orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery and physical medicine, and 17 mid-level providers. Serving the region for over 50 years, The Center physicians have shared a commitment to the community with a focus on personal care for patients all over Central Oregon. A strong dedication to research has allowed the physicians at The Center to help develop new technologies and techniques, offering Central Oregon residents medical options unavailable in other areas of the country. To learn more visit




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Bend Memorial Clinic
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The Center
Jenny King


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