Urgent Care: Demand is up, but where are the Buildings?

Across the country, there has been a growing need for urgent care centers to fill the gap in health care services that aren’t met by traditional primary care clinics, specifically in terms of scope and availability. Patients frequently need somewhere to go after the typical health care office has closed at 4:30 or 5pm.

So where do they turn? An urgent care facility, if they have one accessible.


What to Know About Building a Health Facility in Florida

Like elsewhere in the country, South Florida is facing a shortage of urgent care facilities, which play a much-needed role in serving the community in ways traditional clinics can’t – and for much less money than what a trip to the emergency room would cost.

The need is there, but where are the buildings?

Perhaps one reason is that building a health facility in Florida is challenging, to say the least, especially from a compliance perspective. Medical build outs are among the most difficult of all commercial construction projects because of the multiple layers of complexity, compliance, and regulations builders and project owners face.

In Florida, licensure and regulatory standards are set by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). Failure to meet their stringent standards means the medical facility could be rendered unusable.

At Seacoast Construction, we know what’s at stake in health facility builds, not only from a business perspective, but also from a patient perspective. Gaining AHCA compliance approval is an important part in ensuring the success of a much-needed urgent care facility.

As you prepare to fill the gap in health care facilities in Florida, get in touch with us. We’ve successfully navigated several AHCA-approved builds and know just what it takes to get the job done on time and on budget.

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