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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT: How Your Membership Sends Patients to Your Door!

Posted: Jun 10, 2019
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Author: UCA Admin


From Gateway2Better, Accreditation, and more, the Urgent Care Association has everything you need to gain patients!




The Gateway2Better Network™(G2BN) is an exclusive opportunity for UCA organizational members to become a part of a one-of-a-kind, on-demand, nationwide network of Urgent Care. 

UCA contracts directly with organizations seeking urgent and primary care services on behalf of our membership to offer access to a comprehensive directory of Urgent Care centers.  Subscribers and potential patients are then directed to your location – and hundreds more throughout the nation – without worrying about out-of-network expense. 

Your operation gets the benefit of G2BN with no additional marketing spend!  Opt-in or out of any contract forwarded your way.  It’s low risk with the potential to be high reward.

Join now!

Want to know more? Click here for FAQs, watch this video, or join this webinar to find out more on this innovative way of having new patients find their way to your door!




UCA Accreditation demonstrates a commitment to provide the scope of care consistent with an urgent care center that meets the criteria of the UCA certified center, including x-ray and laboratory services, as well as a quality and safety commitment to your patients and your employees. It represents the only endeavor in the industry that will provide the applicant dual Accreditation and Certification.

There are only 5 steps to get accredited!  Check out those and the additional program benefits.

Patients and Payers Are Looking for Your Commitment to Quality - Get Accredited!





Join us at one of the Accreditation Workshops taking place at UCA Headquarters August 7-8, 2019 or November 5-6, 2019 immediately following the NERUCA Conference in Springfield, MA. 

You’ll benefit from this hands-on workshop if you are contemplating or in the process of accreditation, or already accredited and working on maintaining your status. 

The Accreditation Workshop is a different kind of learning experience. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a Survey Snapshot: A Glimpse into an Onsite Survey. The Survey Snapshot a "mock survey" that will walk you through some of the more important features of an onsite survey, and will help prepare you for what to expect when the surveyor arrives at your center.

This hands-on workshop is meant for Urgent Care operators in various phases of the Accreditation Process - from contemplation to maintaining compliance and accreditation - and is designed to help you through the process step-by-step. Learn more from this video.




Let UCA help promote and grow your business with no cost to you!  This members only PR Toolkit is FREE and easy-to-use!

This huge, comprehensive library of resources helps you to market to your local community with a variety of valuable guides and materials, including:

  • An overview of working with media, from identifying appropriate types of media to tips for conducting an interview
  • A guide to hosting community events, including a step-by-step planning outline and materials for promoting the event
  • A variety of already-created press releases and emails to send to media – just fill in the blanks with your information

Just log in to access the materials and start connecting with your local community – and reaching potential patients and customers!


Questions about your membership benefits or your account? Contact us via email or call us at 877-698-2262. We're here to help!


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