Fierce Health Payer February 26, 2020
Joanne Finnegan

Urgent care clinics saw 9.6% growth from 2018 to 2019, according to an industry report. 

The number of urgent care centers in the U.S. has now topped 9,000, according to a report from an industry group.

The Urgent Care Association released its 2019 benchmarking report that showed the total number of centers had reached 9,616 as of November 2019, a 9.6% jump from the previous year.

The number of centers has increased steadily each year from 2013, when the total number of urgent care centers was 6,100. Both urgent care centers and retail clinics have continued to grow across the U.S. as patients look for convenience and affordability, creating competition with traditional hospital and physician practice services.

Almost 97% of urgent care patient...

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