Why Choose Nao Medical Over

  • Big Box Retail Pharmacy-Owned
  • Hospital-Affiliated Urgent Care
  • Insurer-Owned Urgent Care Centers

Diving Into What Sets Us Apart

Our services are designed not just to treat but to connect. We believe you deserve more than just episodic care and therefore provide Total Care, at every visit. From our user-friendly digital platforms to our community-focused clinics, we ensure every interaction is meaningful. Here’s a glimpse of how we differ from conventional medical practice chains

Transparency And Value

See for yourself how much you can save on a visit a nearby Nao Medical Urgent Care compared to Big Box Pharmacy- Hospital-Affiliated or Franchise-owned urgent care center:

Insurance Provider Typical Insurance Approved Charge That WIll Pass Through To Your Deductible Nao Medical Cost You Save
United Healthcare $260 + Procedure codes About $110 $85+
Blue Cross Blue Shield About $220 to $280 by plan About $180 $45 to $100
Aetna About $200 $150 $50+
Empire NYS Plan $135-140 baseline + CPT codes Medicare Fee Schedule $105+
Cigna $260 baseline + CPT codes $150 $115+
HealthFirst $175 $125 $50
GHI $175 $125 $50
Emblem $175 $125 $50
Fidelis 105% of Medicare Fee About 85% of Medicare Fee $50+
UHC Community Plan $140 About 85% of Medicare Fee $75+

Empower your healthcare choices with this detailed comparison table, highlighting the stark differences in costs, services, and transparency between Nao Medical and traditional Pharmacy/Hospital Affiliated Urgent Care/Family Care Franchises or Primary Care Practices. We provide a clear, insightful look at deductible charges, self-pay options, price transparency, insurance coverage, and network status. Make informed decisions for your health and finances, understanding the full scope of your financial risk and the true value you receive.


Your Financial Risk Nao Medical Pharmacy/Hospital Affiliated Urgent Care/Family Care Franchises
Deductible Charge Lower Higher
Self Pay Charge $175 $280
Price Transparency Yes No
Insurance Accepted All major plans, almost 70% of which are capitated at a fixed price May not accept all plans or rates without balance Billing Clause
In-Network Status In-network with major plans Non-committal, esp. wrt specialist care, Anesthesia, Radiology (each billed under separate PC with its own contracted rates)

When you’re in a bind and need to be seen quickly without the wait, you may seek a traditional urgent care. We believe you need to think more holistically, beyond just that visit. Also, in New York State, many such urgent care centers have teamed up to inflate their prices, leaving unsuspecting consumers to foot the bill. These so-called “Big Box Pharmacy-Hospital” Urgent Care centers (and some National Family Care Franchisee owned centers) are contributing to rising costs, and it’s time to be aware.


You can get far more services and better care at the same cost (copay) if you understood better what is available out there. When you go to a traditional urgent care, they will not do routine blood tests or screen you for illnesses or give you referrals that don’t pertain to the primary reason for your visit. It helps limit their liability as these urgent care are staffed by providers who have no experience or expertise in continuous on going medical care. They’re seeing you as someone with one medical problem that needs to be taken care of – the one that you presented with. However, there is more to medical care than just getting that one issue taken care of.


Pharmacy ChainUrgent Care BrandLocation(s)
WalgreensCityMDMultiple locations throughout NY
WalgreensDuane Reade Urgent CareMultiple locations throughout NY
CVSMinuteClinicMultiple locations throughout NY
CVSHealthHUBSelect CVS locations throughout NY
Rite AidRite Aid HealthClinicSelect Rite Aid locations throughout NY
WalmartWalmart Care ClinicSelect Walmart locations throughout NY
Northwell HealthGoHealth Urgent CareSelect Walgreens locations throughout NY
Mount Sinai DoctorsMount Sinai Doctors Urgent CareSelect CVS locations throughout NY
Ascension Saint ThomasAscension Saint Thomas Convenient CareSelect Walgreens locations throughout NY


Nao Medical stands out by offering Total Care that includes your urgent care needs as well as identifying everything else that you possibly may need to get done. We provide Total Care, every time, without compromising quality for convenience. We also are in network with most plans and accept all insurances, so you won’t face any unexpected costs.

Know Your Costs Before You Visit:

  • Self-pay visits: Just $175 for a complete visit.
  • With insurance: You’ll pay 30% to 70% less than the inflated charges typically billed by other urgent care centers.
  • Upfront pricing: No surprises. We clearly explain your costs before you receive care.

Empowering Women’s Health at Nao Medical

At Nao Medical, we understand that women’s health needs are unique and diverse. We are committed to providing comprehensive care that addresses every aspect of women’s wellness. Our services are designed to support women at all stages of life, offering specialized care that ranges from preventive wellness services to mental health support tailored specifically for women.

Comprehensive Women’s Health Services

  • Prenatal Care: Our dedicated prenatal services support women through every stage of their pregnancy, ensuring both mother and baby’s health and wellbeing.
  • Women’s Wellness Services: Tailored programs focused on the overall health and wellness of women, including nutrition, fitness, and stress management.
  • Mental Health Support: Specialized mental health services addressing concerns commonly faced by women, such as postpartum depression, anxiety, and hormonal changes.
  • Health Risks for Different Ages: Targeted health screenings and advice for women at various life stages, recognizing the evolving health risks from young adulthood through menopause.
  • Sexual Health: Confidential and compassionate care covering a range of sexual health needs, including contraception advice, STD testing, and treatment.
  • Preventive Wellness Services: Regular Pap smears and mammograms, along with comprehensive health check-ups to detect and prevent health issues early.
  • Zero Zip Code Initiative: A pioneering program aimed at eliminating cervical cancer in our communities. We provide education, screenings, and vaccinations to combat this preventable disease.

Quality Measures

At Nao Medical, our dedication to excellence in patient care is reflected in our outstanding performance in the Medicare Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), where we consistently achieve top scores.


Our Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) highlight our commitment to meeting MIPS measures, particularly in areas such as blood pressure control and diabetes management, some of the most complex diseases to manage effectively.



Measure ID


Performance Rate (%)



Controlling High Blood Pressure



CMS 128

Body Mass Index Screening & Follow-up Plan




Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) Poor Control (>9%)




*For Hypertension, the seventh decile is the Highest decile nationally for medical practices small or large.

**For Diabetes, a lower decile is better as the data is looking at “poor control” of Diabetes (a reverse score)

The “Performance Rate (%)” column shows the percentage of patients who received the recommended care out of all the patients who were eligible for each measure.

The “Decile” column indicates the performance percentile with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, according to national rankings.


Do check out our Healthcare Scorecard, too!

Comprehensive & Personalized Care

Redefine your healthcare journey with Nao Medical: A holistic, integrated approach for the modern individual. Move beyond the disjointed experiences of traditional Urgent Care and Family Care franchises. At Nao Medical, we offer a unified suite of services – from immediate care like stitches and labs to comprehensive preventive exams and mental health support. Each aspect of our care is delivered with precision and empathy.

This table outlines how Nao Medical stands apart in offering personalized, accessible care, setting a new standard in healthcare. Compare our extensive services with the constraints of conventional providers, and understand how we empower you to confidently manage every facet of your health. With Nao Medical, step into a world of healthcare that’s not just about treating symptoms, but nurturing your overall well-being.

Services For YouNao MedicalPharmacy/Hospital Affiliated Urgent Care/Family Care Franchises
StitchesPerformed in-officeReferred to hand surgeons and surgery centers
LabsPerformed on-siteReferred to hospital-based PCPs
Preventive MammogramsReferrals given same visitDeferred to Gyn or PCP for liability
Preventive Women’s ExamsPerformed on-sitePatients referred to Ob-Gyn for routine Pap Smear for liability
Commitment to Cervical Cancer PreventionYesNo
Referral StrategyTries to handle most things in-houseDefaults to referring to specialists
Mental Health ServicesOfferedNot offered
De-addiction ServicesOfferedNot offered
Nutritionist ServicesOfferedNot offered
Immigration Health ServicesOfferedNot offered
Extended HoursOfferedNot offered

Technology & Innovation

Experience the future of healthcare with Nao Medical, where technology and innovation converge to redefine patient care. This table illustrates how we surpass traditional Pharmacy/Hospital Affiliated Urgent Care and Family Care Franchises with our tech-powered healthcare approach. From personalized care and multilingual health resources to our commitment to sustainability with non-toxic, recyclable materials, and carbon neutrality, Nao Medical’s innovative practices are designed to cater to your health, environmental concerns, and the broader community.

InnovationNao MedicalPharmacy/Hospital Affiliated Urgent Care/Family Care Franchises
TechnologyTech-powered healthcareTech-enabled only
Personalized CareYesNo
Health EducationOffered in multiple languages on our websiteEnglish only
Flooring100% non-toxic, recyclable vinylStandard flooring
Waiting RoomsComfortingStandard
Carbon Neutrality CommitmentCommitted to carbon neutrality by 2025No commitment

Embracing Modern Healthcare with a Personal Touch

In today’s fast-paced world, choosing the right healthcare provider is more important than ever. At Nao Medical, we blend cutting-edge technology with a personal approach to healthcare, offering services that go beyond the norm. Unlike typical corporate chains, we focus on individualized care, meeting and often exceeding your healthcare expectations.

Nao Medical vs. Others: Tailored Healthcare for the Digital Age

We stand out from other practice chains by combining high-tech solutions with a human touch. Unlike typical practice chains, our commitment to personalized care, community welfare, and ethical practices are not just buzzwords; they are the pillars of our service. We focus on the individual needs of each patient, backed by transparent practices and a strong ethical foundation of social responsibility.

Independence & Community Focus

Discover the unique attributes that set Nao Medical apart from standard healthcare models. Our table highlights the stark contrast between our independent, community-driven approach and the typical corporate-dominated healthcare landscape. At Nao Medical, decisions are made with your well-being as the priority, underpinned by our physician-owned structure, woman-led leadership, and commitment to equal pay. Our community-centric locations and ethical sourcing practices exemplify our dedication to not just healthcare provision but also to fostering community health and prosperity. Learn how choosing Nao Medical means opting for a healthcare partner that truly values you and your community.

Company Focus

Nao Medical

Pharmacy/Hospital Affiliated Urgent Care/Family Care Franchises

Pharmacy Affiliation

Not affiliated

Affiliated with Big Box Retail Pharmacies

Hospital Affiliation

Not affiliated

Affiliated with Big Box Retail Pharmacies-Hospitals-Insurers via Complex MSO arrangements

Amb-Surg Center Affiliation

Not affiliated, Amb-Surg bills Technical Component and per-Anesthesiologist separately (15 min. increments)

Affiliated to Hospitals-Insurers via Complex MSO arrangements



Franchise-owned; franchisee owners are not physicians

Inclusion & Diversity

Woman Owned, Diverse & Inclusive Leadership, Equal Pay for Women

Not woman owned, Opaque Leadership & Investors, No public commitment to Equal Pay For Women


Heart of community (walking distance)

Commercial strips (driving distance)

Ownership Impact

Locally owned; dollars stay local

Stockholder-owned; profits leave the community

Sourcing Practices

Ethically and locally sourced (pharmaceuticals, food, materials)

Standard sourcing practices

Join Our Zero Zip Code Initiative

In our effort to eradicate cervical cancer, we invite you to participate in our “Zero Zip Code” initiative. This community-focused program provides free cervical cancer screenings and HPV vaccinations. We believe that no woman should be at risk of cervical cancer due to lack of access to preventive care.

Your Health, Our Priority

At Nao Medical, we’re not just healthcare providers; we are your partners in wellness. We invite all women to experience healthcare that’s as unique as they are. Join us at our next community event to learn more about our women-focused services and take a proactive step in your health journey.

Experience the Nao Medical Difference. 

Discover a healthcare experience where technology meets human touch, and every patient is treated with the utmost care and respect. Visit Nao Medical and join our community-focused health movement.

Ready to take charge of your health?

Schedule your wellness check-up or join us at our upcoming Zero Zip Code event for free cervical cancer screening. Your health is your wealth, and at Nao Medical, we’re here to enrich it. Contact us today!