February 15, 2024



2024 UCA Board of Directors Nominations Open


There are two open seats for the 2024 Urgent Care Association Board of Directors.

Nominations opened February 1 and close end of day Thursday, February 22. 

  • The online election will take place April 1 – April 16, closing at 1:00 p.m. PT. 
  • The new Board of Directors members will be announced at the UCA Member Meeting and Reception during the 2024 Urgent Care Convention Tuesday, April 16 4:15 – 5:00 p.m. PT 

Note: Each Director serves a three-year term, and can serve up to two consecutive terms. Board Officers are elected by the Directors.

Coming Soon: Big Advocacy News

We have some big news we will soon be able to share on the Advocacy front. Watch out for an Advocacy Alert to your inboxes, likely next week.

Key Location Analytics All in One Place

Introducing a new site selection tool: The Urgent Care SMART Report (Strategic Market Assessment Report)
From UCA and Site Data Services, receive key site selection information such as:
·        Demographics & Psychographics
·        Urgent Care Competition
·        Population per Physician
·        Private Insurance & Medicaid
·        Personal Crime Index

New Tool: Advocacy Bill Tracking


Our website has undergone some updates, and included in them is an interactive bill tracking map that displays the current status of any legislation or regulation affecting your state. If you are interested in becoming a state representative and tracking these issues, please contact Kristin Rastatter, UCA’s Advocacy Manager, who will guide you through the process.


Join These Groups at the Urgent Care Convention


Building strong teams is key when it comes to efficiency, retention and a seamless patient experience.

Bring your team to the Urgent Care Convention in April and join these other teams:

  • Albany Med Health System
  • Atrium Health
  • CareNow
  • CentraCare
  • Doctors on Duty Medical Clinics
  • Enloe Health
  • Gateway Urgent Care
  • GoHealth
  • Immediate Care UC
  • LevelUp MD Urgent Care
  • MedExpress
  • MedWise UC
  • NextCare UC
  • PM Pediatrics
  • PremierHealth UC
  • Saint Francis Warren Clinic Urgent Care
  • Urgent Care + Telehealth
  • UCHealth 

When you register a team of 4 or more, you save $150 off each registration.

And don’t forget to check out our specialized journey created specifically for teams, and gear up to share knowledge and connection as we Recharge together.

New UCA Advocacy Partnership


The Point of Care Testing Association (POCTA), the advocacy coalition that works to ensure access to safe, effective, and economical patient testing at the time of care, declared that it has joined forces with the Urgent Care Association (UCA) as its most recent partner organization.


UCA Affiliates


Urgent Care Garden Party | Celebration Tickets on Sale

The 12th Annual Urgent Care Foundation Celebration | Stretch, Grow, Prosper
New Magic, New Experiences: From enchanting live performances to immersive activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Secure your tickets and tables now to lock in the current prices before they rise one last time on March 11.
What You Support: By attending, you’re not only guaranteeing yourself a night of fun and connection but also contributing to vital causes within the Urgent Care industry:
  • Clinical and Health Services Research: Your support will advance Urgent Care research, leading to improved healthcare practices.
  • Educational Development: Contribute to the growth of knowledge and expertise in Urgent Care by supporting educational initiatives.
  • Humanitarian Efforts: Make a positive impact on a global scale by supporting initiatives that extend Urgent Care services to communities in need.


Urgent Updates: The Latest Headlines in Urgent Care Medicine

  • Excess Mortality Following a First and Subsequent Osteoporotic Fracture: A Danish Nationwide Register-Based Cohort Study on The Mediating Effects of Comorbidities
  • Development and Validation of the Phoenix Criteria for Pediatric Sepsis and Septic Shock
  • First Trimester Use of Buprenorphine or Methadone and the Risk of Congenital Malformations


  • Most Firearm Deaths in US Children Happen While They Play

New Podcast Episode S3, E2: Eric Zimmerman, Lobbyist, McDermott+


In this episode, UCA Chief Executive Officer Lou Ellen Horwitz speaks with Eric Zimmerman — who leads UCA’s lobbying team at McDermott+ in Washington, D.C. — to explore the rationale, methods, and timeline of UCA’s work to influence policy-making in Congress and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and how it will affect Urgent Care.


Webinar: VOYCE Language Translation Services Sponsored by NERUCA


Webinar: February 20 | 11:00 a.m. CST
Learn more about VOYCE language translation services at this virtual discussion with NERUCA. 


Free Syphilis Toolkit for Urgent Care Professionals


This toolkit, from contributors ChemBio Diagnostics, BioSynex Group and Russell Rooms, DNP, APRN-CNP, covers the importance of syphilis testing, emphasizes the need for standardized testing guidelines, covers Urgent-Care-specific guidelines, reverse algorithm screening, treatment and follow-up, coding information, patient education materials and more.


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