In July 2016, the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine (JUCM) concluded a count of unique urgent care centers across its print and digital subscription base. Estimates of urgent care centers can vary depending on whom you ask, because many different definitions are used to determine what constitutes an urgent care center. JUCM and the Urgent Care Association of America define urgent care centers as having all of the following characteristics:
- Walk-in or unscheduled care
- Expanded evening and weekend hours
- Radiology and substantial point-of-care diagnostic testing
- The ability to repair lacerations and provide intravenous fluids
As of this most current count, JUCM had 9503 unique clinics in its database. A breakout by state is detailed below.