UCCOP Advocacy
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As part of its mission, UCCOP™ will build on the achievements of UCAOA and support the specialty of Urgent Care and its clinicians and patients in the following ways:

  • Help determine the optimal role and integration of urgent care medicine into the nation's many, complex healthcare systems.
  • Examine and improve systems issues in urgent care medicine practice.
    Advocate for and represent the specialty in the political and regulatory processes that affect urgent care.
  • Assist regulators and insurers in their understanding of the importance, advantages, and impact of urgent care medicine.
  • Educate patients and other health-care consumers about the role of urgent care medicine.

UCCOP Endorses Ohio Opiate Guidelines

Recently the state of Ohio decided to create guidelines for opiate and other dangerous drug precribing in the acute care setting. UCCOP was there to represent urgent care providers and help assure the guidelines were both effective and not burdeonsome for urgent care centers. The guidelines can be found here.

UCCOP welcomes requests from both government agencies and members of our specialty to get involved in improving the health and well being of our patients and providers. If you want our help you can contact us at advocacy@uccop.org.


UCCOP in Washington, D.C. 

Peter Lamelas, MD, MBA, FACEP (right) and Sean McNeeley, MD (left) met with United States Representative Alan West (center) on June 23, 2011, to discuss the role of urgent care medicine in the nation's healthcare system. As practicing physicians and members of the Urgent Care College of Physicians (UCCOP), both doctors understand the role their daily work plays in caring for patients with urgent medical needs. Changes in healthcare in the US will require input from all those involved to improve efficiency and access to care. UCCOP and its members stand ready to help physicians, patients, and legislators understand how urgent care medicine integrates into the healthcare system now and in the future.


If you would like to assist UCCOP™ in this aspect of its mission, please email us at advocacy@UCCOP.org. Also, consider a donation to or sponsorship of the Urgent Care 


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