A new name is urgent care – Compcare – is on the way to the Med City.

Compcare announced on social media this week it plans to open a clinic in the building left empty by the closure of MedExpress Urgent Care.

“We are opening a new urgent care and occupational medicine clinic in Northwest Rochester. This is going to be huge. It will be a walk-in clinic, no appointment needed,” wrote a Comcare representative on the Nextdoor app this week. “We are aiming to open in Rochester early May.”

Med Express abruptly closed its walk-in clinic at 5507 Chateau Road in August, less than two years after opening. The 5,000-square-foot clinic building is located in the Chateau Circle development, along 55th Street Northwest. Under Med Express, it featured nine patient rooms, a procedure suite, an X-ray room and a patient waiting room.

Compcare is a rapidly growing venture that has clinics in Owatonna and one in Faribault. It is expected to open a clinic in Rogers, Minn., in February, according to its website.

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The clinic is designed so patient visits average 30 minutes from entry to exit. In addition to the full slate of common care, the new clinic will also offer FDA-approved rapid COVID tests.

Compcare’s announcement is the latest activity in the Chateau Circle development led by Rochester Realtor Dave Marris.

An almost one-acre parcel in the development recently sold for $710,000 with the plan of building Rochester’s first Popeyes fast food chicken restaurant.

A 6,658-square-foot Firestone Complete Auto Care center is also under construction at 3612 Villa Road NW near the future Compcare clinic.