From its inception in 1981, the Urgent Treatment Clinics (UTC) has been a leader in innovative healthcare. At a time when everyone only went to their family doctor or the emergency room for healthcare, UTC provided something in-between - urgent care and primary care without an appointment. This was a new concept, but one that has been well received by busy patients, parents and employers.
It clearly is an idea that has caught on. There are now seven Urgent Treatment Clinics in the central Kentucky area with lots of imitators, but it's hard to keep up with UTC's 29 years of experience and service.
UTC was also the early leader in Occupational Medicine in central Kentucky. During the Toyota plant construction, UTC provided 24/7 emergency/first aid coverage on the worksite for over five years. UTC has also provided first-aid and occupational nurses for large factories. UTC has been awarded the contract to provide services to all the employees of LFUCG since 1996. That innovative service continues as UTC provides Occupational Medicine and Worker Comp care for over 1000 companies in central Kentucky. A full range of occupational medicine and workers care are provided at all seven locations. Some services can also be taken to the job site to reduce employee time away from the job. UTC physicians can visit the jobsite to better understand the injuries that occur and why. Clinics are open evenings and weekends to better accommodate extended work schedules.
Quality medical care has always been our highest goal. UTC employs board-certified Internal Medicine and Family Medicine physicians. We also have physicians certified as Medical Review Officers. To prove our commitment to excellence in healthcare, as early as 1994, UTC became the first ambulatory care centers in the state of Kentucky to be accredited by the Joint Commission of Healthcare Organizations. All of our in-house laboratories are CLIA certified.
So, the tradition of excellence and innovation continues.