UCAOA Accreditation
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Why choose UCAOA Accreditation? Read our 8 program benefits.

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UCAOA Accreditation focuses on the nuances and uniqueness of the urgent care industry - it's the only urgent care accreditation to recognize quality and safety + scope of services provided.

Program Specials:

  • 10% discount on accreditation application fees for Certified Urgent Care (CUC) centers and UCAOA members also receive discounts.
  • Streamlined application process for current certified centers.
  • Medical malpractice insurance carriers are awarding organizations a risk management credit of 2.5% to 15%! Check with your carrier.

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Achieve Excellence in 8 Areas

Demonstrate your center has met nationally standardized criteria to provide high-level care and achieved excellence in these areas:

  • Governance
  • Human Resources
  • Patient Care Processes
  • Physical Environment
  • Quality Improvement
  • Health Record Management
  • Patient Privacy/Rights/Responsibilities
  • Scope of Care

Take The Next Step

Apply now! Download the application form and mail to: UCAOA Accreditation | 387 Shuman Blvd, Ste. 235W | Naperville, IL 60563 OR scan and fax it to: 331-457-5439 or email it to: accreditation@ucaoa.org

The application fee depends on your organization's UCAOA member status, number of centers to be accredited, and whether you already hold Joint Commission Accreditation and/or UCAOA Certification.  Review the UCAOA Accreditation Pricing Structure here.

Additional Resources

Questions? Read the FAQs.

Read about the benefits offered in the UCAOA Accreditation program.

Read the Introduction to the UCAOA Accreditation Process for a deep understanding of the program and its nuances.
Still not sure if your organization is ready for accreditation? Purchase the UCAOA Accreditation Standards & Preparation Manual to use as a self-assessment tool. Members $150 | Non-members $300
Download the flyer for the UCAOA Accreditation Program.
Find accredited and/or certified urgent care centers OR download a list of currently Accredited Centers here.

Receive a risk management credit of up to 15 percent on liability insurance rates through the Urgent Care Assurance Company (UCAC) when your organization achieves UCAOA Accreditation. 


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