Rapides After Hours two locations in Alexandria and Pineville have received the Accredited Urgent Care designation from the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA), the highest level of distinction for urgent care centers. 

“This achievement not only provides a mark of excellence, it should be a source of tremendous pride for every team member, given that our affiliated urgent care clinics are the first and only clinics in Louisiana to be Accredited by the UCAOA,”  said CEO Steve Sellars.

The UCAOA Accreditation Program is designed to evaluate processes associated with quality, safety, and scope of services provided.  The accreditation survey indicates that the Rapides After Hours network of clinics meet and exceed the highest levels of operational criteria in a number of areas including patient care processes, quality, scope of care, patient privacy and rights, and physical environment. 

With its accreditation, Rapides After Hours stands with the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA), demonstrating their commitment toward providing patients with access to the highest level of quality care.

UCAOA’s Accreditation Program is voluntary and the only program developed by urgent care professionals, for urgent care specifically.  “Successfully passing the UCAOA Accreditation survey indicates that our clinics are well-positioned to continue meeting the urgent care needs of the communities we serve,” added Sellars.

Rapides After Hours centers are modern, state-of-the art facilities providing walk-in care for minor illnesses and injuries seven days a week, including holidays.  Licensed providers are available to perform minor procedures like casting and suturing, in addition to being equipped with digital x-ray, laboratory services and an electronic medical records (EMR) system.

Rapides After Hours is backed by the outstanding resources and reputation of Rapides Regional Medical Center.  For more information on Rapides After Hours, visit www.rapidesafterhours.com.