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Celebrating the Launch of CityBridge Urgent Care: Powered by Watermark Health

Updated: Jun 14, 2022

Watermark Health & CityBridge Community Church are pleased to announce the official launch of CityBridge Urgent Care: Powered by Watermark Health! This monumental partnership clarifies the Watermark Health mission in Collin County, empowering the local church to meet the city’s physical and spiritual needs.

Since 2018, this clinic has operated under the name Watermark Urgent Care, the second clinic run by the medical ministry of Watermark Community Church. As a nonprofit urgent care clinic, this location has served 6,136 patients by removing barriers to healthcare and providing little or no-cost visits with no requirement for insurance, ID, or appointments.

This location has always been tied directly to the local body of believers at CityBridge Community Church (formerly known as the Plano Campus of Watermark Community Church), which launched as an independent church in January 2021. This name change is a clear way for patients to know that the local church is meeting their needs in Jesus' name! Watermark Health will continue supporting and coordinating back-office services for the clinic, including staffing, finances, facilities, communications, and leadership.

“I’m excited for CityBridge to carry on the rich history of serving the city that started with Watermark launching the Skillman Clinic nine years ago,” said Kyle Kaigler, Lead Pastor of CityBridge Community Church. “When we launched the Plano Clinic, we knew it’d be a foundation for the Gospel to be spread in Collin County, and it has been incredible to see the way the Lord has used it to minister to the community.”

Kaigler, a key leader in Watermark planting a campus in Collin County, now has the opportunity to serve the body of CityBridge as their Lead Pastor and encourage members to strengthen relationships in their local community.

“The clinic gives members a place to serve and connects them with a different demographic of people they wouldn’t meet otherwise,” said Kaigler. “It expands their view of the Gospel and the Kingdom and helps them fall in love with the local community God has them in.”

CityBridge members Kent & Cherilyn McAllister have been deeply impacted by serving at the clinic. While they both serve in different capacities, they enjoy coming together to leverage their gifts to serve others.

“I believe God prepared and equipped me to invest with CityBridge Urgent Care after having a career in healthcare administration over the past 25 years,” said Kent McAllister. “With my recent retirement, though forced by COVID-19, I now have more time to invest in the clinic for the Kingdom.”

Since 2019, the clinic has served patients from 121 unique countries, which gives volunteers a unique way to learn about other cultures.

“Without stepping foot on a plane, there is an opportunity to take the Great Commission to the nations right here in Collin County, as people from all over the world are walking into the clinic each day,” said McAlister. “I pray that people see the tangible opportunity to be involved in seeing Jesus bring healing and hope into the community.”

Countless stories of hope and healing have happened within the clinic's walls. Stories from patients who turned into friends, like Rochelle, Funke, Heath, and Kerissa. Both Watermark Health and CityBridge Community Church are grateful for the opportunity to partner to see what stories God will write through CityBridge Urgent Care.

“It is a privilege to serve this mission and pray expectantly for many more opportunities to care for those around us,” said Kimo Thorpe, CityBridge Urgent Care Clinic Director. “We care because we know our patients are already cared for by the God who created them. It is our joy to remind them of that as we meet their physical needs.”
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