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Alan Ayers, MBA, MAcc

The following table summarizes the 100 largest urgent care operators by number of locations as of May 2024, based on data provided by National Urgent Care Realty and Experity. Because of the significant number of private operators that also operate facilities with hospital partners, this year’s list delineates the breakdown of health-system-affiliated locations. Data is reported by the parent entity as opposed to regional brands, partnerships, or affiliations.

Of the nation’s 14,097 urgent care centers, 5,675 (38%) are operated by a top 100 entity. Additionally, 53% of the locations in Urgent Care’s Top 100 are in a hospital affiliation, compared to 39% of all centers. A hospital affiliation may include majority or minority equity joint ventures, management-only contracts, clinical network integration, branding or cobranding agreements, or other engagement that is marketed to the public. To avoid duplication, affiliated centers are reported under the “private” entity, separate from centers operated by the health system directly.

Because there are several ties in the rankings—multiple operators with an equal number of locations—the total number of operators in Urgent Care’s Top 100 is 105.

RankingCorporate EntityTotalHealth System AffiliatedLeading Operating Brands or Affiliations
1American Family Care36915 
2HCA Healthcare356356CareNow, MD Now
3GoHealth Urgent Care269269Northwell Health, Mercy, Memorial Hermann, Dignity Health
4Fast Pace Health261  
5WellNow Urgent Care19843WellNow, Physicians Immediate Care
6VillageMD192 Summit Health, CityMD
7Optum Care188 MedExpress, Optum Urgent Care
8NextCare17041NextCare Urgent Care, Access Medical Centers
9WellStreet Urgent Care135135Piedmont Urgent Care, Beaumont UC, University Hospitals UC, Prisma UC
10Advocate Health119119Advocate Health Care, Aurora Health Care, Atrium Health
11Carbon Health Urgent Care1161 
12Community Care Partners96 BestMed UC, SouthStar UC, Texas MedClinic, Coastal UC
13CRH Healthcare8860Peachtree Immediate Care, Patients First (FL), Patriot UC, AppleCare, Urgent MedCare
14Premier Health8377Lake UC, LCMC Urgent Care, Lourdes UC, MercyOne, Trinity Health UC
15Urgent Team8263Physicians Care, Ascension St. Thomas, Baptist, Huntsville Hospital
16CommonSpirit Health8080Catholic Health Initiatives, Dignity Health — Excludes GoHealth locations
17PM Pediatrics7910 
18Patient First78  
19Providence Health & Services7676 
20PeaceHealth6060ZoomCare, PeaceHealth
21 (Tie)Access Medical Clinic58  
21 (Tie)Xpress Wellness58 Xpress Wellness, Integrity Urgent Care
23 (Tie)AdventHealth 5656Centra Care
23 (Tie)Sanford Health5656 
25 (Tie)Exer Urgent Care55  
25 (Tie)Urgent Care Group5510Total Access, MEDCare, Medac, Health Choice, Covenant UC, ParkMed UC
27MainStreet Family Urgent Care53 MainStreet UC, KidsStreet UC
28 (Tie)Banner Health5252 
28 (Tie)Doctors Care5232 
30Ascension Health5151Excludes Urgent Team and WellNow locations
31CareSpot Urgent Care4734 
32MultiCare Health System4646 
33Sutter Health4545 
34Next Level Urgent Care43  
35 (Tie)Cleveland Clinic4242 
35 (Tie)ConvenientMD42  
35 (Tie)Midwest Express Clinic42  
38 (Tie)CareFirst Urgent Care40  
38 (Tie)Community Health Systems4040 
38 (Tie)OSF HealthCare4040OnCall Urgent Care, PromptCare — Excludes WellNow locations
41Endeavor Health3838Edward-Elmhurst Immediate Care, NorthShore Immediate Care
42 (Tie)Bon Secours Mercy Health3737Excludes American Family Care locations
42 (Tie)Intermountain Health3737InstaCare, KidsCare
42 (Tie)UPMC3737 
45 (Tie)AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care36  
45 (Tie)Ochsner Rush Health3636 
45 (Tie)UNC Health Care3636 
48 (Tie)MedRite Urgent Care34  
48 (Tie)Rock Oak Capital Partners34 Low Country UC, Carolina QuickCare, Stopwatch UC
50 (Tie)MedStar Health3333 
50 (Tie)UnityPoint Health3333 
52 (Tie)Emergence Health Holdings324CareWell, ClearChoiceMD
52 (Tie)SSM Health3232 
54Doctor’s Urgent Care Group31  
55Texas Health Resources2929Breeze Urgent Care
56 (Tie)Atlantic Health System2828 
56 (Tie)Risant Health2828Geisinger Convenient Care
58 (Tie)Yale-New Haven Health2727PhysicianOne Urgent Care
58 (Tie)Northwestern Medicine2727 
58 (Tie)Walk In Urgent Care (Ohio)27  
61 (Tie)Baptist Health South Florida2626 
61 (Tie)ExpressCare Urgent Care2626 
61 (Tie)HonorHealth2626 
61 (Tie)Pediatrix Medical Group26 Pediatrix Urgent Care
61 (Tie)Sentara Healthcare2626Velocity Urgent Care
66 (Tie)Adventist Health2525 
66 (Tie)Baylor Scott & White Health2525Excludes NextCare partnership
66 (Tie)Excel Urgent Care25  
66 (Tie)St. Lukes University Health Network2525 
66 (Tie)University of Colorado Health2525 
71 (Tie)Baptist Health (Kentucky, Indiana)2424 
73 (Tie)Chai Urgent Care23  
73 (Tie)Mass General Brigham2323 
73 (Tie)Med First Urgent Care & Family Practice23  
76 (Tie)Corewell Health2222Spectrum Health Urgent Care — Excludes WellStreet (Beaumont) locations
76 (Tie)LifePoint Health2222 
76 (Tie)Perlman Clinic22  
79 (Tie)Aspirus Health Care2121 
79 (Tie)CareConnect Urgent Care21  
79 (Tie)HealthPartners Urgent Care Linked2121HealthPartners Urgent Care, Park Nicollet Urgent Care
79 (Tie)Maxem Health Urgent Care21  
79 (Tie)Norton Healthcare2121 
84 (Tie)Allina Health2020 
84 (Tie)Docs Urgent Care20  
84 (Tie)University of Kansas Health System2020 
84 (Tie)Lehigh Valley Health Network2020 
84 (Tie)Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care20  
84 (Tie)Tampa General Hospital2020 
90 (Tie)BayCare Health System1919 
90(Tie)CHRISTUS Health1919 
90 (Tie)Get Well Urgent Care19  
90 (Tie)Sterling Urgent Care19  
94 (Tie)Avera Health1818 
94 (Tie)BJC HealthCare1818 
94 (Tie)Essen Healthcare18  
94 (Tie)Essentia Health1818 
94 (Tie)Georgia Clinic18  
94 (Tie)Instant Urgent Care18  
94 (Tie)Logan Health1818 
94 (Tie)MedFast Urgent Care18  
94 (Tie)My Dr Now18  
94 (Tie)OhioHealth1818 
94 (Tie)Prevea Health1818 
94 (Tie)Vanderbilt Health1818 

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Alan A. Ayers, MBA, MAcc

President of Experity Consulting and is Practice Management Editor of The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine