Urgent care plays an important role in the healthcare industry. Our centers provide convenient, affordable and high-quality care for a variety of common illnesses and injuries – from sprains and broken bones to strep throat and sinus infections. Urgent care centers exist so patients can get help when they need it – without excessive waiting or overpaying.
Some recent stories have questioned the role of urgent care centers versus emergency departments, and UCA wants to outline our view on the role of urgent care in today’s healthcare system.
As representatives of our industry, UCA is aware that it’s our responsibility to educate patients about when urgent care is appropriate, and we take this responsibility very seriously.
UCA places great importance on collaborating with emergency departments, primary care physicians and other healthcare specialties so we all can work together to provide the best possible patient care. We are proud of the role urgent care plays in the continuum of care. Health care works best – and most efficiently – when the seriousness of a patient’s condition matches capabilities of the provider or facility the patient uses.
We are dedicated to educating patients about when urgent care and emergency rooms are appropriate so they can make well-informed decisions that are best for them – which makes health care work best.
Urgent Care Association
28600 Bella Vista Pkwy, Suite 2010
Warrenville, IL 60555