Urgent Care Foundation
The Urgent Care Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity, and is the singular, nationally-recognized entity devoted to enabling Urgent Care viability through grants for original medical and operational research, special initiatives and raising awareness of Urgent Care.

Thank You to Our Corporate Foundation Sponsors

Awards

Each year the Urgent Care Foundation acknowledges the work of those advancing Urgent Care medicine at the annual UCF Celebration and Awards Ceremony.

Celebration

The 2025 Urgent Care Foundation Celebration & After Party will take place in Dallas, so don’t miss the biggest event in Urgent Care. 

Grants Program

UCF supports research activities, programs, and strategic initiatives in the field of Urgent Care. 

2023 Urgent Care Foundation Annual Report

Download the 2023 annual report today to see the progress achieved, the challenges overcome, and our strategic roadmap for the future.

Initiatives and Expansion: Our plans for 2023 focused on expanding upon the foundation laid in 2022. We focused our efforts and broadened the reach and impact of our programs. 

Community Engagement and Collaboration: Strengthening ties with our local communities remains a cornerstone of our mission. Throughout 2023, we further bolstered community engagement through collaborative initiatives, outreach programs, and educational campaigns, aimed at making a meaningful impact beyond the confines of UCF.

Volunteer

UCF volunteers make things happen. Learn more and get involved.

Mission

The Urgent Care Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit, devoted to enabling Urgent Care viability through grants for original medical and operational research, special initiatives and raising awareness of Urgent Care.

Vision

Universal recognition of Urgent Care medicine as an essential component of healthcare, thereby allowing Urgent Care centers to make significant contributions to the health and wellness of the communities they serve worldwide.

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History

The Urgent Care Foundation had its origins in the desire to expand ongoing Fellowship Programs currently administered by the Urgent Care Association (UCA). In the spring of 2009, a group of thought leaders in the Urgent Care field met to discuss many of the challenges facing the Urgent Care industry. The group decided that a separate entity was needed to address two of the most serious issues:

  • Support for training the next generation of physicians and physician leaders in Urgent Care medicine.​
  • Support for research activities in the field of Urgent Care medicine.

The Urgent Care Foundation was created to accomplish this and incorporated in 2011. Trustees were recruited based on their credentials and expertise in the field, as well as their vision for the future success of the role of Urgent Care Medicine as an essential part of the healthcare landscape. The Urgent Care Foundation received its 501(c)3 approval from the Internal Revenue Service on August 17, 2012.