Focus: Facility Design

Urgent care centers leading retail healthcare delivery

March 7, 2017

There are currently nearly 7,100 urgent care centers operating in the U.S., according to an article on the Building Design & Construction website.

According to a Urgent Care Association of America 2015 survey, these facilities are open an average 4,100 hours a year (equivalent to about 12 hours a day); 96 percent are open seven days a week. 

One-third (34.1 percent) are located in shopping centers or strip malls; another third (33.2 percent) are in freestanding buildings. The rest are in medical office buildings (19.1percent) and mixed-used facilities (13.6 percent). Physician groups and investors own the greatest share of urgi-clinics, nearly 40 percent, the article said.

Urgent care is about as close to retail as healthcare gets and their design is focused on branding.

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