The 100 largest urgent care operators in the United States run approximately 25% of the locations under their banners, according to research by Practice Velocity and National Urgent Care Realty. They’re getting even bigger, too; the number of locations owned by the companies on the list expanded by about 20% this year. While ownership was once delineated between hospital-affiliated and independents, several multi-unit operators now operate in some (but not all) of their markets as hospital joint ventures or under management agreements. Large national hospital operators (eg, HCA, Tenet) are also developing national networks of distinctly branded urgent care centers. The biggest of the big are listed here, sorted by number of locations as of January and November 2016. (Note: N/A indicates the operation either did not exist or was not tracked in January 2016.) For the complete list of 100 largest urgent care operators, visit www.jucm.com.

Number of Locations
RankUrgent Care NameWebsiteHospital Owned/Affiliated?20152016
1Concentrawww.concentra.comJVs in Selected Markets293294
2MedExpress Urgent Carewww.medexpress.comNo176200
3American Family Carewww.afcurgentcare.comNo168174
4U.S. HealthWorkswww.ushealthworks.comDignity Health162161
5NextCarewww.nextcare.comNo133136
6FastMedwww.fastmed.comNo109124
7Patient Firstwww.patientfirst.comJVs in Selected Markets7374
8CityMD Urgent Carewww.citymd.netJVs in Selected Markets5469
9CareNowwww.carenow.comHospital Corporation of America2565
10GoHealth Urgent Carewww.gohealthuc.comJVs in Selected MarketsNA59
11MedPost Urgent Carewww.medpost.comTenet Healthcare5455
12Doctors Carewww.doctorscare.comNo5252
13Fast Pace Urgent Carewww.fastpaceurgentcare.comNo3541
14Centra Carewww.centracare.orgAdventist Health System3538
15PIC – Physicians Immediate Carewww.physiciansimmediatecare.comJVs in Selected Markets3738
16MedSpring Urgent Carewww.medspring.comJVs in Selected Markets3537
17Aurora Health Center Urgent Carewww.aurorahealthcare.orgYes3535
18Banner Urgent Carewww.urgentcareextra.comYesNA34
19Intermountain Instacarewww.intermountainhealthcare.orgYes3034
20MD Now Urgent Carewww.mymdnow.comNo2630
21ProHEALTH Urgent Carewww.prohealthurgentcare.comNo2430
22Urgent Teamwww.urgentteam.comNo2130
23ZoomCarewww.zoomcare.comNo2829
24Carolinas HealthCare Urgent Carewww.carolinashealthcare.orgYes2728
25ExpressCare Urgent Carewww.whywaitintheer.comNo2328
26CRH Healthcarewww.crhhealthcare.comJVs in Selected Markets2027
27Hometown Urgent Care & Occupational Healthwww.hometownurgentcare.comNo2324
28Providence Health & Services Urgent Carewww.providence.orgYes2223
29Advocate Health Immediate Carewww.advocatehealth.comYes2121
30Mayo Clinic Health System Urgent Carewww.mayoclinichealthsystem.orgYes2121
31PM Pediatricswww.pmpediatrics.comNo1819
32Premier Urgent Carewww.premierimc.comNo1919
33CareWell Urgent Carewww.carewellurgentcare.comJVs in Selected Markets1618
34Complete Carewww.completeemergencycare.comNoNA18
35HealthCare Partners Urgent Carewww.healthcarepartners.comNo2118
36Baptist South Florida Urgent Carewww.baptisthealth.netYes1717
37Novant Health Urgent Carewww.novanthealth.orgYes1517
38Texas MedClinicwww.texasmedclinic.comNo1717
39MultiCare Urgent Carewww.multicare.orgYes1116
40AppleCare Immediate Carewww.applecaredoctors.comJVs in Selected Markets1615
41Baptist Health KY Urgent Carewww.baptisthealthkentucky.comYes1315
42ImmediateClinicwww.immediateclinic.comYes1315
43MedStar PromptCarewww.medstarhealth.orgYes1315
44PhysicianOne Urgent Carewww.physicianoneurgentcare.comNo1315
45Piedmont Urgent Care by WellStreetwww.wellstreet.comYes1015
46Primary Health Medical Group Urgent Carewww.primaryhealth.comNo1515
47Total Access Urgent Carewww.totalaccessurgentcare.comNo815
48Righttime Medical Carewww.myrighttime.comNo1414
49MEA Ambulatory Carewww.meamedicalclinics.comYes1213
50Norton Immediate Care Centerwww.nortonhealthcare.comYes1313
51OSF PromptCarewww.osfhealthcare.orgYes1313
52Promptu Immediate Carewww.promptucare.comChristus HealthNA13
53Excel Urgent Carewww.excel-urgentcare.comNo1212
54MHM Urgent Carewww.mhmurgentcare.comNo1412
55Saint Alphonsus Urgent Carewww.saintalphonsus.orgYes1012
56AtlantiCare Urgent Carewww.atlanticareurgentcare.comYes1111
57ClearChoiceMDwww.ccmdcenters.comJVs in Selected Markets1011
58IU Health Urgent Carewww.iuhealth.orgYesNA11
59Prevea Urgent Carewww.prevea.comYes1011
60UPMC Urgent Carewww.upmc.comYes1111
61Allina Health Urgent Carewww.allinahealth.orgYes1110
62Everett Walk-In Clinicwww.everettclinic.comNo910
63Hoag Urgent Carewww.hoag.orgYes910
64Lake After Hourswww.lakeafterhours.com/Yes1010
65Michigan Urgent Care & Occupational Healthwww.michiganurgentcare.comNo1010
66Night Lite Pediatrics Urgent Carewww.nightlitepediatrics.comNo1010
67OhioHealth Urgent Carewww.ohiohealthuc.com/Yes1010
68PPG FirstCarewww.parkview.comYes1010
69St. Vincent Immediate Carewww.stvincent.orgYes1010
70AmCare – Doctors Urgent Carewww.amcareinc.com/No99
71Doctors on Dutywww.doctorsonduty.comNo99
72Ocean State Urgent Carewww.oceanstateurgentcare.comNoNA9
73Physicians Care – TNwww.phycare.netNo99
74PMG Urgent Carewww.phs.orgYes99
75Stat Health Walk-In Medical Centerwww.stathealthny.comNo89
76Community Health MedCheckwww.ecommunity.comYes88
77Exer – More Than Urgent Carewww.exerurgentcare.comNoNA8
78Hartford HealthCare Medical Group (UC)www.hartfordmedicalgroup.comYes128
79Park Nicollet Urgent Carewww.parknicollet.comYesNA8
80BetterMed Urgent Carewww.bettermedcare.comNoNA7
81EmUrgentCarewww.emurgentcare.comYesNA7
82Eugene Urgent Carewww.eugeneurgentcare.comNoNA7
83MASH Urgent Carewww.mashurgentcare.comNo77
84Maxem Health Urgent Carewww.maxemhealthurgentcare.comNoNA7
85MEDcare Urgent Carewww.medcareurgentcare.comNo77
86Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Urgent Carewww.ngpg.orgYesNA7
87Partners Urgent Carewww.partnersurgentcare.orgYesNA7
88Rocky Mountain Urgent Carewww.rockymountainurgentcare.comNo77
89Tristan Medicalwww.tristanmed.comNo77
90U.N.I. Urgent Care Centerwww.uniurgentcare.comNoNA7
91Alliance Urgent Carewww.allianceurgentcare.comNo66
92Edward-Elmhurst Immediate Carewww.eehealth.orgYesNA6
93Fast Track Urgent Carewww.fasttrackurgentcare.comNoNA6
94Memorial Hermann Urgent Carewww.memorialhermann.orgYesNA6
95SmartCare Urgent Carewww.smartcareuc.comJVs in Selected MarketsNA6
96St. Luke’s Care Nowwww.stlukescarenow.orgYesNA6
97Henry Ford Walk In Clinicwww.henryford.comYesNA5
98Our Urgent Carewww.oururgentcare.comNoNA5
99Rapid Urgent Carewww.rapidurgentcare.comNoNA5
100Southern Arizona Urgent Carewww.southernarizonaurgentcare.comNoNA5

 

Source: Practice Velocity and National Urgent Care Realty, November, 2016.

100 Largest Urgent Care Center Operators
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