Circle Health Urgent Care has once again received the Urgent Care Association (UCA) Accreditation designation, the highest level of distinction for an urgent care center. UCA Accreditation illustrates an organization’s overriding commitment to safety, quality and scope of services.
UCA Accreditation criteria includes meeting standards for governance, human resources, patient care processes, quality improvement, physical environment, health record management and patient privacy/rights/responsibilities. The standards represent a set of practices that collectively support patient service and organizational performance. Accreditation is awarded on a three-year basis.
Urgent care is a convenient and efficient option for urgent — but not emergency — medical conditions. Such conditions include unexpected cuts, burns, sprains or fractures that do not require a visit to the ER but cannot wait for a primary care visit. Circle Health Urgent Care accepts unscheduled, walk-in patients and is equipped with x-ray, laboratory services and licensed providers available to perform minor procedures such as casting and suturing.
Circle Health and Lowell General Hospital are proud to fulfill an essential healthcare need, filling the gap between primary care and emergency rooms while offering increased convenience and cost savings to its patients.
With its UCA Accreditation, Circle Health demonstrates its commitment to providing patients with access to quality care of the highest level. The accreditation is effective through September, 2025.