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January 2019

Doctors Care Earns Accreditation from the Urgent Care Association (UCA)

By Press

January 31, 2019

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Doctors Care
Jill Armbruster
[email protected]

Doctors Care, P.A., located in South Carolina, has achieved Accreditation through the Urgent Care Association (UCA), which is the highest level of distinction for urgent care centers. Doctors Care’s centers provide patients with walk-in, extended-hour medical attention with licensed providers for a large scope of medical conditions and have met all of the UCA’s established standards and criteria for quality of patient care, safety, and scope of services. Doctors Care earned this distinction through a detailed survey, including an onsite visit, with UCA Accreditation surveyors.

Accreditation is important to differentiate centers, such as those of Doctors Care, which meet the standards and criteria from others in the marketplace, to establish a baseline definition for expected care and, in many cases, to enable centers to qualify for in-network care for most providers. UCA Accreditation is the first of its kind to recognize not only the more traditional accreditation process of quality and safety but also the scope of services provided by urgent care centers.

Urgent care centers treat illness and injury that requires immediate, but not emergency, care.  Doctors Care providers can fill a need for your subscribers that may exist between primary care physicians and the hospital emergency department, especially during times a doctor’s appointment is not readily available. The urgent care centers of Doctors Care can provide episodic care for acute, non-life-threatening illness and injury, are an important community resource, and keep patients out of the emergency room for non-emergency care.  This results in cost savings to both consumers – in the form of lower co-pays or deductible utilization – and employers in terms of total charges.  More and more, individuals and companies are evaluating the availability of a strong local urgent care network when choosing their health plan benefits. Cooperation between patients, primary care physicians, emergency departments, payers and Doctors Care providers can create a network of excellent care options that will put the patient in the proper facility for the appropriate level of care.

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About UCA

The UCA represents the largest membership of urgent care centers and the multi-disciplinary individuals working with and for the urgent care industry in the United States. For additional information about the UCA Accreditation, please visit or call 877-698-2262.

About Doctors Care, P.A.

Doctors Care urgent care is a leading health care organization focused on delivering exceptional and convenient urgent care, family care and occupational health services. Its original center, opened in Columbia in 1981, was the first urgent care center in South Carolina. Now, Doctors Care is one of the largest urgent care companies in the United States, with more than 1,000 employees. Its network of 54 urgent care locations continues to expand to serve patients with quality medical care that is both convenient and affordable. All Doctors Care centers offer online check-in, real-time patient volumes, onsite dispensing, flexible hours, onsite X-ray and laboratory, telehealth services and more. Visit to learn more.