Antibiotic Stewardship

Urgent Care centers treat more than 160 million patients each year, the vast majority of whom present with acute, infectious disease-related symptoms, such as cough, sore throat, and fever. The Urgent Care Association and College of Urgent Care Medicine recognize the important role our clinicians play in the responsible prescription and preservation of antibiotics while focusing on the health of patients. We are committed to ensuring Urgent Care medicine supports the White House National Strategy for Combatting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.

Join us… Read it – Sign it – Live it 

Many challenges lie ahead in the fight against antibiotic resistance and Urgent Care should be a leader in antibiotic stewardship and in the fight against antibiotic resistance. Commit to safeguarding antibiotics for future generations by signing the Antibiotic Stewardship Commitment. 

The commitment can be signed by organizations, those who work in healthcare, or any citizens who are ready to assist in combating this global issue.

Join Over 1,400 Centers In the Commitment to Antibiotic Stewardship

Urgent Care for Children
Peterson Urgent Care
LevelUp MD Urgent Care
The Urgent Care
Treasure Coast Medical Associates, Inc.
MedStar Health Urgent Care
WellNOW Urgent Care
Piedmont Urgent Care
DOC-AID Urgent Care Center
Primary Urgent Care
Peninsula Urgent Care, LLC.
Doctors On Duty Medical Clinics
Renown Health
Lansing Urgent Care
Reliant Immediate Care
Primary Urgent Care
Doctors Care
Intermountain Healthcare
Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care
Vybe Urgent Care
Doctors Urgent Care
AFC Urgent Care in Newark
Statesboro Urgent Care
PhysicianOne Urgent Care
Fast Pace Urgent Care
Vital Med Urgent Care
VitalMed Urgent Care
Vail Health
Banner Urgent Care Services
Northwell Health GoHealth Urgent Care
Jupiter Medical Center Urgent Care
Urgent Care Now
Xpress Wellness Urgent Care
Safe Care Express PLLC
Patient Care Now Urgent Care
Tower Health
Urgent CAre Now NJ
Fast Track Urgent Care
St. Joseph Hospital, Milford Medical Center Urgent Care
Piedmont Urgent Care by Wellstreet
TeamHealth Ambulatory Care
Arlington Urgent Care
Integrity Urgent Care
East County Urgent Care
Yubadocs Urgent Care
American Family Care
Imperativecare Inc
Premier Health
Urgent Care Work Care
Kaweah delta Urgent Care
Parkview FirstCare

Antibiotic Stewardship Industry Partners

Founding Partners

Antibiotic Stewardship Commendation (for Clinics) 

UCA and CUCM offer an Antibiotic Stewardship Commendation program for Urgent Care centers that demonstrate a commitment to responsible prescribing practices for antibiotics. Learn more

In 2019, 98% or our survey respondents indicated they have at least one monitor in place to oversee antibiotic prescribing. The most frequently cited activity was analyzing diagnostic codes (e.g., bronchitis) and determining if a prescribed antibiotic was appropriate. Most Urgent Care centers are also using in office communications to educate patients and family members.