Meet Urgent Care Aruba (UCA)

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NOORD — It is your worst nightmare during a vacation, but if it happens you’d better cure it as quickly and professional as possible. I am talking about health issues that occur during your relaxing holidays and that need immediate urgent attention. Where do you go on Aruba? Easy: grab a cab for the short ride to Urgent Care Aruba (UCA) at the Noord Medical Center and be attended prompt without schedule by highly trained and experienced physicians.

For more than 28 years Dr. Carlos Yagua Sr. and his wife Dr. Noris Velasquez, have a practice on the island that runs with success and out of that seed grew the first and only private Urgent Care Center. This on initiative of their four children, all physicians, who wanted to create an alternative to the crowded ER. Big and small health issues are being offered a quick, reliable and efficient solution here under the direction of Dr. Carlos Yagua Jr. who is general physician with a dual-master’s degree in healthcare and business administration.

Taking Care
The people taking care of you in Urgent Care Aruba (UCA) are medical assistants and nurses who work in coordination with registered physicians, all here to attend to your needs. There are ten consultation rooms for patients, all furnished with the latest equipment like for example a nursing station supplied for specific procedures, digital vitals’ monitors, and green energy efficient white bright LED surgical lights, crash carts, on-screen diagnostic systems, electrocardiograph (heart screening) and ultrasound. The clinical laboratory is ISO 9001 Certified and ISO 15189 Accredited, and UCA also offers point-of-care testing. Results are received within minutes, allowing UCA to provide you with a reliable diagnosis.

Where, When and How
Open from Monday thru Friday 8am to 11pm, Saturday from 8am to 5pm, and is on call 24/7, English, Spanish, Dutch or Papiamento are spoken by a medical professional and rates are low for self-pay patients. The center accepts most major travel insurance plans. You can see actual waiting times through a web-check in portal and you can book your appointment.

Location is at Noord Medical Center (Grey Building) at Noord 63.  Phone: +297-586-0448 or on Facebook at