SGMC Urgent Care receives accreditation

May 4—VALDSOTA — SGMC Health has earned accreditation from the Urgent Care Association (UCA), a leading organization in urgent care medicine, the health system announced.{/span}

SGMC Urgent Care, located in North Lowndes, is the only urgent care facility in this region with this accreditation signifying its commitment to providing high-quality, patient-centered care, according to a press release from SGMC Health.

SGMC Urgent Care, open extended hours and almost every day of the year, treats nearly 30,000 patients annually.

"Urgent care facilities play a vital role in the health of communities and this achievement underscores our commitment to ensuring the care we provide is appropriate, timely, and efficient," shared Elizabeth Flail, DO, co-medical director for SGMC Health's Emergency Department and Urgent Care. "Since moving our services to a stand-alone facility in early 2023 we have seen record volumes of patients. Now that we have a recognized standard of excellence for operations, we look forward to expanding to additional locations in the region to serve more in the future."

Accreditation by the UCA involves a rigorous evaluation of various aspects of urgent care delivery, including clinical practices, patient safety, and operational efficiency.

"Everyone on our team truly care about our patients and this community. This is a testament to their hard work and dedication," shared SGMC Urgent Care Clinical Practice Leader Mandy Anderson. "For non-emergent, minor injuries and illnesses, patients of all ages can trust SGMC Urgent Care for prompt and professional care."

SGMC Urgent Care is located at 4256 North Valdosta Road on the SGMC Health Smith Northview Campus. It is open every day from 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. and can be reached at 229-433-8200. For more information, visit