CENTRIC HEALTH ANNOUNCES COURT APPROVAL OBTAINED ON ACQUISITION OF DEDICATED PHARMACY GROUP

TORONTO, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - Centric Health Corporation ("Centric Health") (TSX: CHH), Canada's leading diversified healthcare services company, announced today that further to the press release dated December 21, 2010 relating to the agreement ("APA") to acquire certain of the assets of Dedicated National Pharmacies Inc. and Methadrug Clinic Limited ("DNPI Group") from the court-appointed receiver, the Receiver obtained an order from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ("Court") approving the transaction on January 11, 2011, subject to the closing conditions. Pursuant to the Receivership process, all other salient terms of the APA are to be kept confidential pending closing. The Company expects to close this transaction on or about January 31, 2011.

About Centric Health

Centric Health's vision is to be Canada's premier healthcare company, providing innovative solutions centered on patients and healthcare professionals. As a diversified healthcare company with investments in several niche service areas, Centric Health currently has operations in medical assessments, disability and rehabilitation management, physiotherapy and surgical centres, homecare, specialty pharmacy and wellness and prevention. With knowledge and experience of healthcare delivery in international markets and extensive and trusted relationships with payers, physicians, and government agencies, Centric Health is pursuing expansion opportunities into other healthcare sectors to create value for all stakeholders with an unwavering commitment to the highest quality of care. Centric Health is listed on the TSX under the symbol CHH. For further information, please visit www.centrichealth.ca. Centric Health's strategic advisor is Global Healthcare Investments & Solutions, Inc. ("GHIS") (www.ghis.us). GHIS and entities controlled by shareholders of GHIS are currently the majority shareholders of Centric Health.

This press release contains statements that may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation.  These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements regarding business strategy, plans and other expectations, beliefs, goals, objectives, information and statements about possible future events. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and assumptions that involve a number of risks, which could cause actual results to vary and in some instances to differ materially from those anticipated by Centric Health and described in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur or, if any of them do so, what benefits Centric Health will derive there-from.

SOURCE Centric Health Corporation

For further information:

Peter Walkey
Chief Financial Officer
Centric Health
416-481-0834 ext. 309
pwalkey@centrichealth.ca
        Michael Moore
Investor Relations
Equicom Group
619-467-7067
mmoore@equicomgroup.com


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