Glossary

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Ultrasound — 

An ultrasound also known as a sonogram a diagnostic technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to obtain images from inside the human body.

Urban Indian Health Centers — 

designated Federally Qualified Health Centers that provide comprehensive primary care and related services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The facilities are owned or leased by Urban Indian organizations and receive grant and contract funding through Title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.

Urgent Care Center — 

Urgent Care is defined as the delivery of ambulatory medical care for acute or episodic problems outside of the hospital emergency department on a walk-in basis without a scheduled appointment. It does not include coverage for routine office visits, preventive care, sports physicals, obstetric services, occupational medicine, physical therapy, or the long-term management of chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease or hypertension.

Urology — 

A specialty focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the male genital tract and the urinary tract in both male and females.

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