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.
Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) May 22, 2014
ASAP Urgent Care locations in Milford and North Haven, Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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.
About ASAP Urgent Care
Founded in Connecticut by doctors with over three decades of experience, ASAP Urgent Care is dedicated to providing a better solution for people who have urgent medical needs. In addition, ASAP offers occupational medicine, online doctor visits, and diet and sleep aid for patients of all ages. ASAP Urgent Care also has employer services to help keep businesses running and employees healthy with a wide range of services from diagnostics, to flu clinics, to drug screenings, and more. To see ASAP Urgent Care, watch this short video.
Centers are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except on Thanksgiving and Christmas. ASAP guarantees patients will be seen within 20 minutes of checking in at its locations – if ASAP is somehow unable to fulfill this promise, patients made to wait more than 20 minutes will receive a credit of $20 toward their next visit. Through ASAP’s website, patients can check in online before heading to a facility. Those not wanting to leave the comfort of their own homes can video conference with healthcare professionals. All ASAP Urgent Care centers – Hamden (203-248-2727), Madison (203-318-8000), Milford (203-877-2273), and North Haven (203-239-2727) – have received the Urgent Care Association of America’s (UCAOA) Certified Urgent Care designation. For more information, visit http://www.ASAPGetBetter.com and connect with ASAP on Facebook.