ent & Family Care Resources for Patients

Urgent Care Association of America MemberUrgent Care Association of America UCAOA represents the many urgent care centers that provide appropriate and timely alternatives to the more costly and inconvenient hospital emergency departments. True emergencies require hospital emergency services, but urgent care centers meet the need for convenient access for minor injuries and illnesses.

Web MD Medical Resource Web MD is a great resource for general medical questions and ideas to live a healthier life style.

Be Active! Visit ( is your online source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC is committed to achieving true improvements in people’s health. CDC applies research and findings to improve people’s daily lives and responds to health emergencies—something that distinguishes CDC from its peer agencies.

Washington State Department of health Washigton State Department of Health The Department of Health works with its federal, state and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthier and safer. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.

American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles.

American Academy of Family Physicians American Academy of Family Physicians Working for Family Medicine, Working for You.

American Academy of Physician Assistants American Academy of Physician Assistants The mission of the American Academy of Physician Assistants is to promote quality, cost-effective, accessible health care, and to promote the professional and personal development of physician assistants.

Washington Academy of Physician Assistants Washington Academy of Physician Assistants It is the hope of the Membership Committee that the highlights of this fact sheet will reveal to you what an active PA organization we have. Throughout the years, the efforts of many PA’s have resulted in Washington State having one of the best Physician Assistant practice laws in the nation. Our aim is to increase the membership in our organization so that we continue to represent all PAs working in our state.

American Medical Association American Medical Association The American Medical Association helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners AANP formed in 1985 to provide NPs with a unified way to network and advocate for NP issues and was the first national organization created for nurse practitioners of all specialties. As the largest and only full-service national professional membership organization for NPs of all specialties, AANP represents the interests of the more than 125,000 NPs currently practicing in the U. S. and continually advocates at local, state, and federal levels for the recognition of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, and personalized healthcare.