Urgent care centers are an increasingly important part of the provision of healthcare in the United States. The urgent care business model involves providing a complete grouping of services of primary care, along with injury treatment and imaging diagnostics. Convenient hours of operations are essential to the model of urgent care centers. Some urgent cares open as early as 7 a.m. or 8 a.m. and in turn close at 8-10 p.m. at night.
With a demand in healthcare to lower unneeded emergency room visits and reduce the crowd of patients expected due to the ACA and other legislation, urgent care could play a decisive role in the healthcare system.
Business planners in healthcare with hospitals or physician offices as clients should also consider this critical use area. Kalorama's study, The U.S. Market for Urgent Care Centers, presents Kalorama's analysis of today's market and the next opportunity for these centers. The report describes center location growth, and the market for services performed by urgent care centers.
As part of its analysis, the report provides the following data:
IVD Sales to Urgent Care Centers (Clinical Chemistry, Complete Blood Count, Cholesterol/Lipids, Hep Function, Glucose, HbA1c, Flu, Preg/LH, Urinalysis, HIV, Allergy, Strep, Drugs of Abuse, Cardiac Markers, Coagulation PT, Anemia, Other)
Overall Market for Urgent Care 2013-2018
Survey of Consumers Who Have Visited an Urgent Care Clinic Breakout of Urgent Care Revenues by Type (Anxiety/Mental Disorder, Respiratory, Stomach/Nausea, Skin, Fracture, Lacerations/Wounds, Cold/Flu, Lab, Pharmacy, X-Ray/Imaging, Vaccine, Allergies, Membership Fees, Aesthetic/Spa, Burn, Eye Treatment, Earache, Physical Therapy, Other)
X-Ray and Other Imaging Sales to Urgent Care Centers
Prescriptions Written by Urgent Care Centers
Vaccinations Performed by Urgent Care Centers
Kalorama's survey of urgent care consumers provided a critical foundation for this report. 2,000 adults were queried for the survey. In addition, data for this study was gathered from a wide variety of published sources including company reports, catalogs, materials and public filings; government documents; trade journals; newspapers and business press; analysts’ reports and other sources.
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