WARRENVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Urgent care centers around the country will be celebrating the third annual Urgent Care Awareness Week November 8-12th. The goal of Urgent Care Awareness Week is to help educate communities – individuals, families, groups, primary care physicians and emergency departments - about urgent care and how urgent care centers can help serve their healthcare needs.
Urgent care centers provide walk-in, extended-hour medical care for minor to moderate illness and injury that needs treatment immediately – but does not belong in an emergency department. With limited availability of primary care, over-crowded ERs and rising healthcare costs, urgent care is an essential care option for all communities.
Urgent care centers provide treatment for conditions such as cuts and lacerations, sprains/strains, colds, fever, seasonal and H1N1 influenza, insect bites, ear infections, rashes, back aches, vomiting and diarrhea, stomach aches, simple fractures, and many other illnesses that are not life or limb threatening. Life-threatening conditions should still be treated in the emergency room.
During Urgent Care Awareness Week, urgent care centers are offering different special programs to their communities. Get to know your neighborhood urgent care clinic. Contact your local urgent care center or visit www.ucaoa.org, scroll down, and click on “Find a Member Center Near You”.
About the Urgent Care Association of America
The Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) 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.
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