Centers Urgent Care, under the medical direction of Dr. Josef Schenker and headquartered in Middle Village, along with its eleven other locations, have received the Urgent Care Association (UCA) Accreditation designation, the highest level of distinction for an urgent care center. UCA Accreditation illustrates an organization’s overriding commitment to safety, quality, and scope of services.
“We are so proud of receiving this certification about achieving UCA Accreditation,” said Dr. Schenker, Medical Director of Centers Urgent Care. “We also want to deeply thank the UCA Quality team for recognizing our hard work as we met and exceeded the quality and safety standards set forth by the Urgent Care Association (UCA).  It is always about giving the best care to our patients in those regions where we have our urgent clinics.”

UCA Accreditation criteria includes meeting standards for governance, human resources, patient care processes, quality improvement, physical environment, health record management and patient privacy/rights/responsibilities. The standards represent a set of practices that collectively support patient service and organizational performance. Accreditation is awarded on a three-year basis.
Urgent care is a convenient and efficient option for urgent — but not emergency — medical conditions. Such conditions include unexpected cuts, burns, sprains or fractures that do not require a visit to the ER but cannot wait for a primary care visit. Centers Urgent Care, where Dr. Schenker serves as the Chief Medical Officer, accepts unscheduled, walk-in patients, and is equipped with x-ray, laboratory services and licensed providers available to perform minor procedures such as casting and suturing.