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.

Application Fees

Fees are changing in 2021 - secure 2020 pricing by applying by 12/31/2020!

First Time & Renewal: $395 (member) / $695 (non-member)

Pre-Opening: $525 (member) / $825 (non-member)

Occupational Health/Medicine: $395 (member) / $695 (non-member) 

International: $495 (member) / $895 (non-member)

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