Urgent Care Centers in the US: Market Research Report

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Urgent Care Centers Market Research Report | Life Sciences | Health Practitioners | Feb 2015

Take care: Demand will continue to rise as more primary care centers reach capacity

IBISWorld’s Urgent Care Centers market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Urgent Care Centers industry represents one of the fastest-growing segments of the American healthcare system. With rising wait times for both primary and emergency-care providers, urgent care centers have become an increasingly viable alternative for patients. During the next five years, the Urgent Care Centers industry is expected to continue expanding. One of the main factors driving growth for the industry is increasing demands made on primary-care providers that are, thus, pushing patients to this industry's operators. Additionally, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will expand insurance coverage to millions of people by 2020.... purchase to read more

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During the past five years, the Urgent Care Centers industry exhibited strong growth, as longer patient wait times for primary and emergency care stimulated demand for industry services. The burgeoning elderly population, coupled with the expansion of the number of insured individuals due to the Affordable Care Act, caused many patients to respond to the shortage of primary care physicians by visiting urgent care centers instead. Furthermore, long wait times at emergency rooms and inconvenient operational hours at physician offices incited more individuals to address their noncritical health ailments at urgent care centers. During the five years to 2015, industry revenue is anticipated to grow at an annualized rate of 8.2% to $16.7 billion, including growth of 6.1% in 2015 alone... purchase to read more


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What is the Urgent Care Centers Industry?

This industry includes facilities that deliver medical care on an unscheduled, walk-in basis. Urgent care centers are primarily used to treat patients who have an injury or illness that requires immediate care but is not serious enough to warrant emergency-room care.

Industry Products
Diagnostic testing and laboratory servicesMedication dispensingMinor procedures
Industry Activities
Diagnose general symptomsProvide x-ray services Provide routine blood tests and other diagnostic laboratory proceduresProvide prepackaged prescription servicesProvide treatment for minor traumas such as broken bones and lacerations

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