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Starting an Urgent Care Center

by Valora Gurganious, MBA and Dan Greenfield, CDT

Published in Medical Economics,| June 4, 2015

According to the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AACUM), the number of urgent care facilities has increased 14% to 9,300 centers since 2008.

The economics support this trend. The Urgent Care Association of America (UCAA, 2013 benchmark survey) showed that 83% of urgent care centers experienced growth, and approximately 88% of practices expanded an existing location or added a new location in 2014.

Any exploration of starting an urgent care center should begin with these considerations:

Consider an urgent care specialty

Although most urgent care providers have trained in internal, family or emergency medicine, consider offering some form of specialized care at your urgent care clinic.

Read the full article in Medical Economics…