The urgent care industry has gone from upstart to “an established segment of the U.S. healthcare industry,” according to a new report from Kalorama Information, which put the overall value of the market at $15 billion. Even better, Kalorama predicts it will continue to grow annually through at least 2021. Over that time, cold, flu, and sore throat will continue to be the primary complaints that drive patients to seek urgent care, followed by lacerations, wounds, fractures, and sprains. Last year the average urgent care centers saw 15,300 patients, or 294 every day. By Kalorama’s reckoning, there are more than 10,000 urgent care facilities in the U.S., currently.
More Locations + More Patients = $15 Billion Urgent Care Marketplace