WARRENVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Twenty-four more facilities have just received the Certified Urgent Care Center designation awarded by the Urgent Care Association of America. The Certified Urgent Care program helps the public identify urgent care centers and promotes and advances the urgent care industry.
This distinction is essential to eliminate confusion with other types of medical providers. Each Certified center has met specific nationally-standardized criteria which clearly describe the level of services provided.
Each Certified center accepts unscheduled, walk-in patients during all hours of operation, is equipped with x-ray and laboratory services and a licensed provider is always available to perform minor procedures including casting and suturing.
The Certified Urgent Care Center designation was awarded to centers in:
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
For a list of all Certified Urgent Care Centers, visit www.ucaoa.org/recognition_certification_certifiedsites.php
With Certification, these centers and the Urgent Care Association of America demonstrate their commitment toward providing patients with access to appropriate levels of care. Certification is customarily valid for three years and approval decisions are issued quarterly.
About the Urgent Care Association of America
The Urgent Care Association of America is a membership association for the urgent care industry. UCAOA provides educational programs in clinical care and practice management, sponsors urgent care Fellowship Programs, funds groundbreaking industry research, has a monthly Journal of Urgent Care Medicine and maintains an active website and online member community for daily exchange of best practices. UCAOA provides leadership, education and resources for the successful practice of urgent care for its members. For more information visit www.ucaoa.org.
Urgent Care Association of America
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