UCAOA Accreditation
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Distinguish your organization to patients, payers and the medical community by demonstrating your commitment to excellence!

UCAOA Accreditation encompasses a customized focus on the nuances and uniqueness of the urgent care industry. UCAOA offers the only existing urgent care accreditation that not only recognizes the more traditional processes associated with quality and safety, but also the scope of services provided

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Achieve Excellence in 8 Areas

Through the UCAOA Accreditation, a facility demonstrates that it has met nationally standardized criteria to provide high-level care and achieved excellence in the following 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

UCAOA Accreditation was developed by urgent care professionals, for urgent care. This mark of excellence is attainable by both large and small organizations, those that have been traditionally accredited by other organizations, and those seeking accreditation for the first time. 

Apply now! Download the application form and return your completed form by mail at: 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 for UCAOA Accreditation depends on your organization's UCAOA Member status, the 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.

Program Specials:

  • 10% discount on the initial accreditation application fees if you are an organization with a current Certified Urgent Care (CUC) center (UCAOA members also receive discounts.)
  • Streamlined application process if you are a current CUC center because you already meet scope of care, which is a requirement for accreditation.
  • Medical malpractice insurance carriers are taking notice of UCAOA Accreditation for its impact on quality and safety, and many are awarding organizations a risk management credit of 2.5% to 15%! Check with your carrier to see if they will consider a risk management discount for your Accredited Organization. 

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 discount 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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