Thank you for choosing UCA Accreditation for your organization. This document, QP110123APPELRQ, contains the Eligibility Requirements of your application.
A. Organization must provide medical care and perform business activities in an ethical manner.
B. Organization must be capable of evaluating walk-in patients for all ages for a broad spectrum of illness, injury, and disease during all hours the center is open to patients.
C. Clear notification to the public regarding the scope of care in signage and advertisement.
D. Licensed provider (MD/DO/NP/PA) on site during all posted hours of operation.
E. Licensed providers and qualified staff on site with the appropriate state licenses and resources to meet the following:
F. The following must be available during all posted hours of operation for each center:
G. Each center’s floor plan must include the following:
H. Organization must have a licensed physician designated for overall clinical quality (i.e., Medical Director).
I. Business license, certificate of occupancy, or equivalent for each center.
J. Occupational Health Scope Only:
a. Providers on site with the appropriate certification, training, and resources to perform DOT physicals or arrangements to provide the service through another center within the organization
b. Providers and/or staff on site with the appropriate certification, training, and resources to provide:
a. UDS collections with onsite testing or an agreement for offsite testing via reference lab
b. Color blindness testing
c. Visual acuity testing (Snellen eye chart, Titmus vision screener, etc.)
d. Whisper hearing testing
c. Providers and/or staff on site with the appropriate certification, training, and resources to provide the following services or arrangements to provide the following services through another center within the organization or 3rd party vendor:
a. Breath alcohol testing (BAT)
c. Respiratory Fit testing
d. DME supplies on site either directly or through third party DME arrangement
K. Convenient Care Scope Only: Agreement(s) with 3rd party(ies) to provide certifiable-scope UC services including x-ray and minor procedures
L. Mobile Scope Only: Agreement(s) with X-ray mobile unit or, if mobile is unavailable in market, with local imaging facility
Certain organizations and practice types are unlikely to meet all the above minimum criteria. These organizations should use extreme caution when applying, as fees are not refundable. Some examples include pain clinics, chiropractic offices, physician offices with only select hours for walk-ins, and clinics with limited scope within a retail store. In states with legal restrictions on using the term “Urgent Care,” certificates will be issued with Immediate Care designations