(ɪˈmɜr dʒəˌsɛn tər)
a walk-in facility for treatment of minor medical emergencies.
[1980–85; emerg(ency) + -i- + center]
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The collection site may be a physician's office, an emergicenter or other free-standing facility, or a hospital.
The emergicenter, which offers no-wait prescriptions to doctor shoppers who can pay with cash or major credit card, embodies the for-profit orientation favored by Reagan.
The laboratory now serves about 75 physicians, 25 nursing homes, a hospital-run emergicenter, and several veterinarians.
Next come nursing homes, potential markets for 56 per cent; emergicenters and primary care clinics, 31 per cent; veterinarians, 26 per cent; and assorted other clients, 23 per cent.
The clientele for these marketing efforts was substantially the same as in 1984: 87 per cent of the laboratories marketed tests to physicians' offices, 65 per cent to nursing homes, 40 per cent to emergicenters or other clinics, 32 per cent to veterinarians, and 25 per cent to a variety of other customers.
Where do ACCs, originally known as emergicenters or urgent care centers, fit into the overall health care system?
To bring some uniformity to ACC operations and ward off regulatory moves, NAFAC recently affiliated itself with the Accrediting Association for Ambulatory Health Care to develop guidelines for defining distinct functions for ambulatory care centers, urgent care centers, and emergicenters.