Radiologic Technologist (Former Employee) – Bay Shore, NY – July 2, 2018
This is definitely not a good career choice for a Rad tech especially a new graduate. I worked there for about 3 months and I could not wait to leave. 99% of my day was spent at the front desk greeting patients. If I had 5-6 X-Rays on any given, it was a good day. Often enough, I would get only half that. I was more like a receptionist than a Rad tech. The happiest day I had there was my last.
Physician Assistant (Former Employee) – Long Island, NY – June 22, 2018
As with any Urgent care, providers are forced to practice cookie cutter medicine. Reviews are all based on patient satisfaction scores and not on clinical competence. Constant desire to stretch the dollar leaves many sites understaffed which results in poor employee morale as well as safety hazards. Management is very difficult to reach when there is an issue and complaints often fall on deaf ears. Very difficult to practice medicine in this culture of corporate medicine
Management lack of concern over employee well being
Accounts Receivable Clerk (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – June 5, 2018
Wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone sane. From the management to the centers where services are rendered is terrible. This growing company doesn’t really care for their employees and it shows. There’s absolutely training. They’ll replace you before they train you. It shows they don’t care about you. There are no processes in place for half of the issues that patients have. They’re opening center after center but not taking care of the more important needs of the CBO.
Xray Tech (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 6, 2018
In all my years of being an Xray tech, I have never experienced any place like this. You are the receptionist, ( good luck trying to check patients in, collect co-pays, figure out insurance payments, assist the doctor or PA with patients, do call backs, and anything else they can throw at you), all while pulling you to take X-rays. It is the most ridiculous system ever. They pay you a low salary to do multiple jobs. Their training was so limited on a computer system that is complicated and NOT AN X-RAY TECHS JOB. Do not recommend.
Radiologic Technologist (Current Employee) – Long Island, NY – March 7, 2018
Unfortunately they are so short staffed that they are constantly calling, emailing, and texting you to work on your day off or even on PTO. If you do take the extra shift they will compensate you with a generous stipend and/or lunch of your choice for the crew at the location you’re working at on top of overtime pay but you do get burnt out quickly, especially as a rad tech. Rad techs are expected to do MA work, Reception, and x-rays and in a decent amount of sites they’re very understaffed without a medical assistant.
Throughout the day at a slow site it’s just you and a provider, you will do courtesy callbacks three days after the patient visits to see how they’re doing for your own site and sometimes other sites that are established to be too busy to do their own. If you go to a busier site you will have an MA And a rad tech with a provider and the Rad tech does the receptionist work at most places and the MA does the vitals and lab tests on the patients. The MA and RT will split the call backs. As the site gets busier they will start sending you a scribe who is solely there to help the doctor. If an MA calls out they won’t always send you someone else so it’s just the RT and scribe and sometimes the scribes are completely useless and just watch the RT get stressed and overwhelmed because they’re registering, doing the labs and triaging — scribes can triage but not register. Then when you tell a manager you’re having issues with picking up the slack of the lazy scribe, they don’t do anything about it because they’re so desperate for staffing. At the really busy sitesmore... there is always great staffing, and two providers so it can get easier. During 12 hour shifts you don’t get much of a break but usually the staff takes care of eachother if you need a few minutes to yourself.
For the most part, GoHealth is very good at picking out a good fit for the team and those who don’t want to do the work will resign. They need to pay their staff a little more as X-ray techs do so much for such little pay. I think if they paid their techs more and expected a little less of them they’d have an easier time finding them.
They give bonuses based on “net promoter score” which is basically GoHealth sending a patient a text message asking them how likely they are to reccommend GoHealth to a friend on a scale of 1-10 and that goes based off how long they wait, the attitudes of the staff, everything. Providers are so obsessed with their bonuses they rely on the staff to make sure it stays up by making sure their door to provider or door to door times (enter the facility, treatment, exit the facility) are accurate. You are always being timed here so you need to work fastless
They buy you lunch, good benefits package, foot in the door to Northwell if in New York region
Provider (Current Employee) – Connecticut – October 18, 2017
I have much experience with many different types of healthcare organizations. GoHealth fits me well. The shifts for our providers are in line with industry for urgent care or emergency medicine. GoHealth is growing for a reason. It's all about the patient and their experience as well as provider input on quality care without being micro-managed. There are many urgent care facilities sprouting up in CT, but GoHealth has a joint venture with Hartford Healthcare, which gives providers and staff benefits from a large health system. The centers are clean and new and in great locations. It seems that you will hear from those who have negative things to say, more than the positive, which is why I had to say how very happy I am to be part of a quality organization who cares about my happiness, but more importantly, about why we are all there. For the patients we serve.
New to CT, growing and quality healthcare
New locations need time to ramp up, but grow quickly
A horrible place to work, 14 hour days, no break, awful absent mgt
X-Ray Technologist (Former Employee) – Queens, NY – September 18, 2017
Whoever dreamed up GoHealth Urgent Care I wonder? An awful combination - 14 hour days with no break (not kidding), all the Managers care about are the numbers, a sniping nasty work environment where its dog eat dog, and the pay is awful - I have never worked so hard and been paid so little and treated so awfully - this is fast food medicine, the patients are rude (they are billed like $500 a visit and for this they don't even get to see a Doctor most of the time so no wonder) - this job is a stepping stone to something better and no more - all the Managers care about are the numbers and not you
A fundamentally terrible place to work - 12 hour days with no meal breaks and terrible unsupportive Mgt
Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – September 18, 2017
The business model that GoHealth Urgent Care in based on is misery incorporated - 12 hour working days with no meal break at all - they have very few Doctors - instead they have these Physicians Assistants (PAs) - who are basically nurses who can write scripts under the supervision of a Doctor - and then they hire X-Ray techs but lump them with the receptionist job and every other menial task and the result - a cauldron of unhappiness and nastiness - that the absentee Managers don't care about. It's fast food urgent care with terrible results - there's terrible ongoing bullying and a poisonous culture here - many of the PAs are lazy nasty types who dump as much work onto the poor x-ray techs - who are worked to death in this miserable thankless environment. All the managers care about is the numbers - and given GoHealth Urgent Care is owned by a Hedge Fund - it all makes sense.
Nothing - GoHealth is Misery Incorporared Fast Food medicine
12 hour days, no breaks, low pay, terrible unsupportive mgt
Feast or famine - stressful or pure boredom with very long hours
Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – September 6, 2017
Poorly managed and grossly understaffed, the company has expanded far too quickly and upper management seem to always be begging staff members to pick up extra shifts. Each shift is at least 12 hours long and can easily go to 13 or 14 hours and employees sometimes work 7 or more days in a row. The work flow is uneven with long hours of boredom interspersed with many periods of high volume activity and stress. And don't expect them to provide a place to securely store your valuables. Might be a good place to work if you're just starting out in your career and have no expectations of a life outside of work. But if you do end up working here and you have a spouse and kids don't expect to see them much.
You get a paycheck
Long hours, ridiculously short breaks, zero life balance, no place to securely store valuables
Billing Specialist (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – March 15, 2017
This company is still new and fresh so there's no policies set in place and management and HR are very disorganized at the corporate office. Too focused on opening new centers so employees are not managed well, pretty much do whatever they want which creates a negative morale in the department and no accountability. People take long breaks, dont work as a team and have to fix other peoples mistakes. Company definitely has potential and if you're patient enough, sticking around may pay off in the way distant future.
Great Pay/ Benefits
Negative Morale, Very Disorganized, No accountability