January 2012 – Nine FastMed Urgent Care clinics in North Carolina and five in Arizona are now certified by the Urgent Care Associates of America (UCAOA). This distinguishes FastMed as a true urgent care center, providing patients with walk-in, extended-hour medical attention with licensed providers for a large scope of medical conditions, and has met all of the UCAOA’s established criteria.
“We’re proud to be one of the few urgent care clinics recognized by UCAOA,” said Kevin Blank, President and Chief Operating Officer of FastMed Urgent Care. “This will help raise awareness in the communities we serve that patients can receive quality, personal care from us all year long.”
As the healthcare climate changes, it is important to help patients understand their treatment options and where they can go for trusted care. This certification establishes FastMed as a clinic that accepts walk-in patients and provides various treatments during all hours of operation.
“We offer family medicine, flu shots, school/sports/work physicals, treatment of Workers Comp injuries, onsite lab/X-ray, pharmacy and more, all with extended hours of operation,” Blank added. “It’s convenient and cost effective for patients.”
FastMed Urgent Care fills the gap between primary care and hospital emergency rooms. Each UCAOA certified location is equipped with x-ray, laboratory services and is available to perform minor procedures such as casting and suturing. Its friendly medical experts also treat cuts, burns, sprains or fractures that do not require a visit to the emergency department.
With its certification, FastMed and UCAOA demonstrate their commitment toward providing patients with access to appropriate levels of care. Newly certified FastMed clinics in the following cities include:
- Cary Ten-Ten
- Holly Springs
- Wake Forest
About FastMed Urgent Care:
FastMed Urgent Care is a North Carolina-based owner and operator of urgent care facilities with locations throughout North Carolina and Arizona. FastMed focuses on the delivery of non-appointment based medicine to the non-emergency patient market. The urgent care centers are open 365 days a year and are staffed with experienced and licensed physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. FastMed is owned by the Comvest Group, a leading private investment firm focused on providing equity and debt capital to lower middle-market companies. For more information, please visit www.fastmed.com.
Reuel Heyden | Dir. Of Community Relations
FastMed Urgent Care