WARRENVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Thirty-one urgent care facilities have recently received the Certified Urgent Care designation awarded by the Urgent Care Association of America. The Certified Urgent Care program was established to help the public identify urgent care centers and to promote and advance 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 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 like casting and suturing.
Urgent Care Centers in Florida, Wisconsin, Texas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Michigan, New York, Louisiana and North Carolina were awarded the Certified Urgent Care designation. For a list of all the centers, visit www.ucaoa.org/certification.
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:
UCAOA is a national association for all professionals in urgent care with resources covering both clinical and practice management arenas. UCAOA hosts two conferences annually, publishes the Journal of Urgent Medicine and supports two urgent care fellowship training programs. Visit www.ucaoa.org for more information.
Lou Ellen Horwitz, MA
Urgent Care Association of America
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