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Urgent Care Association of America Awards Doctors Express Hartsdale Urgent Care Certification

Industry: Healthcare

Doctors Express Hartsdale Reaches Highest Urgent Care Standards

Hartsdale, New York (PRUnderground) March 6th, 2014

Doctors Express Hartsdale NY has received the much-coveted designation of a Category 1certified urgent care center. The UCAOA awards 2 levels of urgent care certification, Category 1 which means that patients will only be seen by a licensed physician during all posted hours, and Category 2, which allows patients to be seen by other providers such as a physician assistant or a nurse practitioner.

The owners of Doctors Express felt it important that their walk in patients be seen exclusively by a physician.

“We are pleased with receiving the distinction of getting this certification from the Urgent Care Association of America.  This corroborates our mission of delivering quality medical care in a state-of-the-art facility, providing our patients with the best possible care in treating their immediate medical needs” says owner Dan Purugganan.

The UCAOA accreditation will mean that the center be inspected every 3 years to insure that it is conforming to the standards of the certification. It also expects that the center include all the treatment requisites that are expected at a certified urgent care center. Doctors Express must see patients on a walk-in basis, 7 days a week, has up to date on site x-ray and lab services, be prepared to treat most non-life threatening ailments and injuries, and be prepared to administer cardiac life support in an emergency.

More and more people are utilizing urgent care facilities as an alternative to the emergency room to avoid the long waits and high costs, and to their primary care doctor when they can’t wait for an appointment.

Above all, this accreditation ensures people that the center has met certain national criteria that tell the patient, about the center, services they offer and when they are available, making treatment as accessible as possible.

About Doctors Express Hartsdale

About AFC/ Doctors Express Urgent Care:
Doctors Express Urgent Care provides state-of-the-art treatment for acute illness, trauma (including minor surgical procedures) and has on-site laboratory and digital x-ray service as well. Pre-employment physicals, drug screening, DOT exams and treatment of work related injuries are also available to local employers. Doctors Express Urgent Care is located at 359 N. Central Avenue, Hartsdale, NY with a new center to open at 843 Hutchison River Parkway, Bronx, NY. The new center hours will be Monday-Friday from 8am-10pm and Saturday & Sunday from 8 am-8 pm. There will always be a board certified physician on site. There are additional locations in Danbury, Bridgeport, West Hartford and Stamford CT. Doctors Express will accept most insurances including many of the Affordable Care Act exchange plans. visit their website at

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