ASAP Urgent Care locations in Milford and North Haven have received the Urgent Care Association of America’s (UCAOA) Certified Urgent Care designation, distinguishing them as true urgent care centers along with ASAP’s already certified facilities in Hamden and Madison. The clinics provide patients with walk-in, extended-hour medical attention with licensed providers for a large scope of medical conditions.
“We are thrilled to receive this designation and recognition from the Urgent Care Association of America,” says Traver Hutchins, CEO of ASAP Urgent Care. “While we are proud to be part of just a select few facilities around the country that have met all of the Urgent Care Association of America’s standardized criteria, what’s most important is what this certification means for patients who visit any of our four locations in Connecticut.”
For patients, UCAOA’s certification of ASAP Urgent Care means they don’t have to worry. A team of experts has already examined the facility to ensure it meets the highest standards. For example, ASAP Urgent Care accepts unscheduled, walk-in patients during all hours of operation. When a medical condition cannot be handled by a patient’s regular doctor – such as unexpected cuts, burns, sprains or fractures that do not require a visit to the emergency department – ASAP Urgent Care is equipped with x-ray and laboratory services, and a licensed provider is always available to perform minor procedures like casting and suturing.
The health care environment is changing and it is becoming more and more important for patients to understand their treatment options. Urgent care is a convenient and viable option for medical conditions that cannot wait for a scheduled appointment with a primary care physician. Urgent care fills the gap between primary care and hospital emergency rooms, offering increased convenience and cost savings.
With its certification, ASAP Urgent Care and the Urgent Care Association of America demonstrate their commitment toward providing patients with access to appropriate levels of care.