ATLANTA, Aug. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American CareSource Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANCI), owner of urgent and primary care centers and a national network of ancillary health care providers, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase certain assets of Medac Health Services, P.A., the leading provider of urgent care services in Wilmington, North Carolina, for a purchase price of $5.6 million.

Medac has delivered high quality, convenient medical care to members of the Wilmington community for over 25 years. Following the closing, American CareSource will manage the operations of Medac's four urgent care centers and its staffing business.

John Pappajohn, acting Chief Executive Officer of American CareSource, commented, "We are pleased to have reached this agreement with a premier urgent care company. Our industry remains very fragmented and, as consolidator of choice, we believe we will continue to benefit from such quality acquisitions and management arrangements that will help drive meaningful growth and profitability as we scale our business. Upon completion of this transaction, we will own or manage 14 urgent and primary care centers across the southeastern and eastern United States."

About American CareSource Holdings, Inc.

American CareSource Holdings, Inc. is the owner of a growing chain of ten urgent and primary care centers and an ancillary services network that provides ancillary healthcare services through its nationwide provider network.

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