The Urgent Care Association is proud to work with these Affiliates. Their partnership helps to foster and facilitate excellence in operations and practice, and ensure all members and stakeholders of our diverse industry stay connected.

UCA affiliates have become a part of the fabric of UCA by closely partnering to provide key services, data and education for UCA members and advancing our mission.

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Urgent Care Foundation

The Urgent Care Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and is the singular, nationally-recognized entity devoted to funding research activities, programs, and strategic initiatives in the field of Urgent Care.


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College  of Urgent Care Medicine

The College of Urgent Care Medicine (CUCM) was founded by physicians from the Urgent Care Association (UCA) to provide a physician voice for the specialty. CUCM and UCA work closely to advance the specialty of Urgent Care medicine. 

Control the Dose

UCA has partnered with Control the Dose to provide safe, high-quality x-rays in all Urgent Care centers. Our training programs are designed to train clinical professionals in limited scope radiology, and are customized to meet state regulations.

Control the Dose is dedicated to providing education for limited x-ray operators in medical and chiropractic offices, clinics, and smaller/rural hospitals. 

The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine

The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine™ is the official publication of the Urgent Care Association. The Journal supports the evolution of Urgent Care medicine by creating content that addresses both the clinical practice of Urgent Care and the practice management challenges of keeping pace with an ever-changing healthcare marketplace.

HIPPO Education

Hippo Education is on a mission to radically improve medical education, and in partnership with the Urgent Care Association and the College of Urgent Care Medicine, are accomplishing this mission throughout Urgent Care through specific and unique learning experiences:

  • Urgent Care Bootcamp
  • Urgent Care RAP Podcast
  • Urgent Care Lifelong Learning & Self Assessment 
  • Telemedicine: Common Conditions


Urgent Care Association Political Action Committee

The Urgent Care Association Political Action Committee (UCAPAC), is the only federal PAC exclusively dedicated to supporting and electing legislators who support Urgent Care industry goals and objectives. The PAC also provides support for UCA legislative activities including grassroots advocacy at the state and local level, management of federal and state lobbyists, and key contact networks.

Site Data Services

Site Data Services (SDS) is a data information group specializing in strategic analysis for users in the Urgent Care industry. By tracking more than 15,000 retail medical facilities nationally, SDS is able to go beyond the “traditional methodologies” of market and site evaluation and offer a more-comprehensive review of factors impacting consumer paths of travel and decision-making for retail medical services. By examining cell phone data and behaviors of consumers, in addition to understanding the existing services in the market, SDS is uniquely suited to assist those looking to open their first Urgent Care, grow their existing footprint, or acquire an existing entity or location.