The first American Family Care Clinic (AFC) was opened in 1982 by D. Bruce Irwin, M.D. Since then, our model of “putting the patient first” and providing an alternative, non-emergency room option for urgent care has made us an industry leader and a patient favorite at our clinics throughout the country. All AFC centers provide access to primary care, urgent care, minor emergency treatment, and occupational medicine.
Through a high-tech, high-touch approach, AFC has pioneered the concept of non-emergency room urgent care, offering patients a simple and efficient alternative to lengthy and frustrating trips to the ER. Our average patient visit lasts about an hour from registration to discharge, and offers on-site access to digital x-rays, lab testing, state-of-the-art diagnostics, electronic medical records, and well-trained teams of medical professionals. Residents of the communities we serve love knowing that they can rely on our services when they need urgent, non-emergency care.
Providing all of these services at our conveniently-located clinics doesn’t just make life easier for our patients – it also helps the emergency rooms in the territories we serve to spend more time treating true emergencies while we take care of the rest.
By the end of 2017, AFC will operate approximately 200 facilities across 26 states, caring for more than two million patients each year. During the next five years, the company expects to have more than 500 urgent care centers across the U.S., on its path to becoming one of the most widely known and admired brands in health care.
If you’re looking for a way to break into the booming healthcare franchise industry, there’s no better way than to invest in an AFC clinic of your own. Contact us today to learn more about what it takes to get started!
American Family Care's talented network of franchise owners have helped our urgent care services expand to reach throughout the United States, providing a comprehensive range of medical services to over two million patients each year within our nearly 200 urgent care clinics.
When you open your own American Family Care franchise, you will be combining your business and organizational skills with your commitment to serving your community and building long-lasting relationships.
The rewards, both personal and professional, are incomparable. Not only will you be managing and developing your own business, but you'll truly be making a difference in people's lives by providing a critical service that began as a niche and has grown into a relief for patients and healthcare providers. You’ll also be providing a necessary component of the healthcare system that millions of patients rely on every year: urgent care.
At the same time, when you open your urgent care franchise, you will have the backing of a national brand and the support of the entire AFC network.
Plus, when you invest in the urgent care industry, you’re investing in a field that is not just thriving, but also booming and projected to continue its growth at an extremely high rate for years to come.
Healthcare isn’t going away. People will always need doctors, nurses, and the services they provide. By opening an urgent care franchise unit, you can capitalize on the growing need for a convenient middle ground between emergency departments and primary care practices. Urgent care is a happy medium that provides the convenience and relief that patients not just crave, but need.