Strategic Affiliates

About UCA

The Urgent Care Association is indebted to our Strategic Affiliates for their partnership in helping urgent care stand up and own its place in the healthcare continuum, foster and facilitate excellence in operations and practice, and ensure all members and stakeholders of our diverse industry stay connected.


Urgent Care Foundation

The Urgent Care Foundation receives, administers and disburses funds for clinical and health services research, educational development and humanitarian healthcare efforts directly related to urgent care medicine. 

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College  of Urgent Care Medicine

Developed in cooperation with UCA, the College of Urgent Care Medicine (CUCM™) leadership brought with it the knowledge, management principles, and organizational philosophies that have allowed UCA to become the fastest growing UC  organization. 

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The Urgent Care Association Political Action Committee, is the only federal PAC exclusively dedicated to supporting and electing legislators who support urgent care industry goals and objectives. The PAC also provides support for UCA legislative activities including grassroots advocacy at the state and local level, management of federal and state lobbyists, and key contact networks.

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The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine™ is the official publication of the Urgent Care Association. The Journal supports the evolution of urgent care medicine by creating content that addresses both the clinical practice of urgent care medicine and the practice management challenges of keeping pace with an ever-changing healthcare marketplace.

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Hippo Education is on a mission to radically improve medical education, and in partnership with UCA and CUCM are accomplishing this mission across the urgent care industry through the Urgent Care Bootcamp, Urgent Care RAP Podcast, and Urgent Care Lifelong Learning & Self Assessment program.

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site data services (sds) is a data information group specializing in strategic analysis for users in the urgent care industry. by tracking more than 15,000 retail medical facilities nationally, sds is able to go beyond the ‘traditional methodologies’ of market and site evaluation, and offer a more-comprehensive review of factors impacting consumer paths of travel and decision-making for retail medical services. by examining cell-phone data and behaviors of consumers, in addition to understanding the existing services in the market, sds is uniquely suited to assist those looking to open their first urgent care, grow their existing footprint, or acquire an existing entity or location.”