UCAOA Launches Fall Installment of Urgent Care Awareness Campaign

UCAOA Launches Fall Installment of Urgent Care Awareness Campaign

<0> Urgent Care Association of AmericaLaura Gaskill, (877) 698-2262Marketing Director </0>

The Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) today announced the start of the Fall season of its year-long campaign, designed to raise the national consciousness about urgent care. This isn’t your typical awareness campaign—UCAOA is inviting all centers, insurance companies, legislators, employers, vendors and other industry supporters to get involved. The free, turnkey campaign materials are available to anyone interested in promoting lower cost, quality healthcare.

Despite the fact that urgent care centers have been open in the US for over thirty years and see between 71 and 160 million patient visits per year, many people still don’t know what urgent care is – and that it even exists. Urgent care centers provide immediate care for acute, non-life threatening illness and injury and are critical componentof any community’s health system. Use of urgent care centers can improve access, save money, connect patients with a primary care physician, improve satisfaction, and get people well quicker and easier – if people know about them.

The year-long campaign covers the very basics of urgent care – that it’s walk-in and no-appointment – and describes some of the common ailments that can be treated. The series of quarterly (seasonal themes) messages and graphics are highly customizable and available for free to everyone.

To access the Fall campaign materials, visit

The Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) serves an international field, joining together the nearly 9,000 urgent care centers in the industry. UCAOA provides educational programs in clinical care and practice management, sponsors the urgent care fellowship program, funds groundbreaking industry research, publishes the monthly Journal of Urgent Care Medicine and maintains an active online member community for daily exchange of best practices. For more information visit . For more consumer-directed information on using urgent care, visit .