Physicians Immediate Care Achieves UCAOA Accreditation

Physicians Immediate Care has achieved the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) Accredited Urgent Care designation, the highest level of distinction for urgent care centers. UCAOA Accreditation is the first of its kind to recognize not only the traditional accreditation process of quality and safety but also to specifically embrace the unique scope of services provided by urgent care centers, such as Physicians Immediate Care.

“There is no requirement for urgent care centers to be accredited by the UCAOA, but we undertook it as a means of ensuring that we consistently provide the highest possible level of care and experience to our patients,” said Stan Blaylock, President and CEO of Physicians Immediate Care. “Our Accreditation means that we have met all of the UCAOA’s established standards and criteria, and it puts us in a very small group of top tier urgent care companies.”

Many urgent cares are certified, but few receive Accreditation status from UCAOA, reflecting months of due diligence across eight key areas of performance. Of the approximately 9,000 urgent care centers in the US, only a small percentage achieve accreditation. In fact, in our current states of Illinois and Indiana, there are only six other urgent care centers that have qualified for this honor.

Excellence in 8 Areas

The UCAOA Accreditation means that Physicians Immediate Care demonstrates that it has met nationally standardized criteria to provide high-level care and achieved excellence in the following areas:

  • Governance
  • Human Resources
  • Patient Care Processes
  • Physical Environment
  • Quality Improvement
  • Health Record Management
  • Patient Privacy/Rights/ Responsibilities
  • Scope of Care

 

About UCAOA

The UCAOA represents the largest membership of urgent care centers and the multi-disciplinary individuals working with and for the urgent care industry in the United States. UCAOA offers the only existing urgent care accreditation that not only recognizes the more traditional processes associated with quality and safety, but also the scope of services provided.

About Physicians Immediate Care

Physicians Immediate Care, also known as Physicians Urgent Care, is a Midwest leader in urgent care and occupational health services with over 40 locations in Illinois and Indiana. No appointments are required and most clinics are open seven days a week, up to 12 hours a day, to treat non-life threatening illnesses and injuries. Our clinics are staffed by a doctor or advanced practice providers, under the supervision of a doctor, who provides quality, caring service, and effectively diagnoses and treats a variety of injuries and ailments.

 

Source: Urgent Care Association of America, http://www.ucaoa.org/