The Urgent Care Center at the MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center recently became the first Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA)-certified center in Massachusetts. Urgent care centers apply for certification and are judged based on established UCAOA criteria. Certification identifies a center as providing patients with walk-in, extended-hour medical attention with licensed providers for a large scope of medical conditions. The UCAOA is the largest urgent-care-certifying organization in the United States. The Urgent Care Center at MGH Chelsea also is accredited by the Joint Commission, signifying that the center meets specified quality and safety standards.
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