When your urgent care earns certification through UCA, you join the endorsed ranks of more than 1,800 centers strong.


Certification Benefits

  • UCA’s Certified Urgent Care (CUC) program recognizes urgent care centers that meet nationally standardized criteria to demonstrate their commitment to meet the scope of minimal expectations to define a qualified urgent care center. 
  • This designation tells the public and payers that the urgent care center's scope of practice is consistent with a set of UCA criteria defining easy access and services that allow for care of a broad spectrum of illness, injury and disease. 
  • Urgent care centers with the CUC designation have a mark of distinction to educate their community and stakeholders, gain an edge in marketing their level of services, and eliminate confusion with other kinds of providers.

Types of Certifications Offered

  • Traditional/Comprehensive
  • Pediatric
  • Seasonal
  • Occupational Medicine/Health
  • Rural
  • Pediatrics After Hours
  • Orthopedic
  • Adult Only
  • Mobile
  • Convenient Care

View the differences in eligibility for each certification scope of service offered here.

Steps of Certification:

  1. Review the types of certification offered on our website. The grid provided offers a side-by-side view of certification designations and requirements.
  2. Apply anytime!  Applications are reviewed and processed within 60 days.  Applications are submitted online; to request a new account send an email to certification@ucaoa.org; include organization name and corporate address, plus contact name/title/phone/email.

Certification Fee: $504 (per center)

We are moving to coterminous pricing - ask about switching existing centers now!

Organizations with multiple centers, whether adding a new center or renewing an existing, will have a shared renewal date. Please email certification@ucaoa.org for more information.

Apply Now!

Click here to apply for UCA Certification on our NEW, easy, online application.  Select your status once you login - First Time Applicant, Renewal, Pre-Opening, or Occupational Medicine/Health.

Please note: If you did not receive a login email, click here to gain access.

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