U.S. Urgent Care Centers Market Size, Share & Trends Report

U.S. Urgent Care Centers Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Acute Respiratory Infection, Injuries, Joint/Soft Tissue Issues), By Ownership, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-655-4
  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Industry: Healthcare

Market Segmentation

  • U.S. Urgent Care Centers Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
    • Acute respiratory infection
    • General Symptoms
    • Injuries
    • Joint/Soft Tissue Issues
    • Digestive System Issues
    • Skin Infections
    • Urinary Tract Infections
    • Ear Infections
    • Sprains, Strains, and Fractures
    • Influenza Pneumonia
    • Disease of Respiratory Tract
    • Others
  • U.S. Urgent Care Centers Ownership Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
    • Hospital
    • Corporation
    • Physicians
    • Others

U.S. Urgent Care Centers Market Dynamics

Driver: Increasing awareness across the world

The demand for urgent care services has been increasing to help manage different types of emergencies such as heart attack, stroke, electrical shock, and severe burns. Emergency rooms treat patients based on the severity of their condition, which requires an average treatment time of 2 hours and 15 minutes from the time patients arrive until they depart. Whereas urgent care centers treat patients on a first-come, first-served basis, with patients spending less than 30 minutes on average from arrival to departure. Urgent care centers have emerged as alternatives to EDs. Primary conditions that could be treated in urgent care centers include strains, fractures, and minor acute illnesses. Thus, these factors are boosting market growth. Furthermore, an urgent care center is a link between emergency room services and primary care physicians. These centers provide immediate care to patients who need access to their primary care physicians. According to the Urgent Care Association (UCA), in 2022, there were more than 14,075 urgent care centers in the U.S. Moreover, according to UCA, more than 200 million people in the U.S. are treated in urgent care settings in the U.S. Urgent care centers can offer nearly all the services provided in an emergency room or a traditional doctor’s office. This represents the major role urgent care centers play in the delivery of ambulatory and primary patient care. Thus, these factors are propelling the growth of the U.S. urgent care centers market.

Driver: Increasing geriatric population

With increasing life expectancy, the geriatric population is anticipated to rapidly grow in the future. As per data published by the Population Reference Bureau, the number of people in the U.S. aged 65 & above is estimated to reach 95 million by 2060 from 55 million in 2020. Maine (21.8%) accounts for the largest proportion of the population aged 65 & above and Utah (11.7%) accounts for the lowest proportion. The risk of diabetes & cardiovascular diseases increases with age, which results in a higher incidence of these diseases in adults aged 60 and above. Urgent care clinics offer a wide range of care during health emergencies. Some provide levels of care similar to the level of care offered by an ED, including a board-certified emergency physician, X-rays, CT scans, and many onsite laboratory services. Thus, these factors are expected to drive market growth.

Restraint: Shortage of workforce

The U.S. has an unequal spread of healthcare professionals. Moreover, there is an overall shortage of physicians and nurses. According to CDC estimates, in 2019, there were 28.2 active physicians per 10,000 population in the U.S., with the highest supply in the District of Columbia and the lowest in Idaho. As per estimates published by the Association of American Colleges, the U.S. would witness a shortage of 37,800 to 124,000 active physicians by 2034. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2022, there were 3,072,700 registered nurses practicing in the U.S. This shortage can be attributed to factors such as declining nursing school enrollment, shortage of nursing school faculty, and a significant proportion of nursing workforce reaching retirement age. Thus, the shortage of skilled staff is likely to have a negative impact on urgent care settings in the coming years.

What Does This Report Include?

This section will provide insights into the contents included in this U.S. urgent care centers market report and help gain clarity on the structure of the report to assist readers in navigating smoothly.

U.S. urgent care centers market qualitative analysis

  • Industry overview

  • Industry trends

  • Market drivers and restraints

  • Market size

  • Growth prospects

  • Porter’s analysis

  • PESTEL analysis

  • Key market opportunities prioritized

  • Competitive landscape

    • Company overview

    • Financial performance

    • Product benchmarking

    • Latest strategic developments

U.S. urgent care centers market quantitative analysis

  • Market size, estimates, and forecast from 2018 to 2030

  • Market estimates and forecast for product segments up to 2030

  • Regional market size and forecast for product segments up to 2030

  • Market estimates and forecast for application segments up to 2030

  • Regional market size and forecast for application segments up to 2030

  • Company financial performance

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