When starting a new career as a franchisee, you want to make sure you are investing in a company that will deliver a consistent stream of clients. Customer loyalty is the backbone of every successful business, and American Family Care’s patients understand the immense value of urgent care clinics. An AFC franchise isn’t just a doctor’s office. Our doctors and nursing staff are trained to handle a wide array of illnesses and injuries, as well as medication administration. In trying to provide a holistic experience, we also offer lab tests and vaccinations, so there’s no need to travel elsewhere to get the care you need. With American Family Care urgent care clinics, our clients can have all their medical needs attended to under one roof, and it’s why our patients keep coming back to us again and again.
It’s a common misconception that urgent care clinics offer a limited list of services. In fact, we treat everything from serious illnesses to injuries, and even handle preventative care and pediatric medicine. Many people don’t realize just how comprehensive urgent care clinics can be. Some of our most valuable offerings are our occupational health offerings, utilized by many businesses. It’s important for a business to keep their employees healthy, so we work with them to make our services affordable and accessible. From individuals to businesses, opening an American Family Care franchise means you will be welcoming a wide range of clients into your clinic.
One of the main reasons patients keep coming back to AFC is because urgent care clinics function more efficiently and fluidly than ERs. A 2009 study showed that up to 29% of all emergency room visits were unnecessary, and could instead be handled by an urgent care clinic, and that number rose to 71% a few years later. With more and more people needing emergency care, and not enough ER’s to accommodate them, urgent care clinics are in high demand.
In addition to covering a wide variety of illnesses, injuries, and other health concerns, we are also a one-stop-shop for X-rays, lab tests, and vaccinations. Patients don’t want to hop between multiple medical clinics to get all of these needs taken care of. When you open an urgent care franchise, you’re opening an affordable, convenient alternative for your community.
Our U-Save Pharmacy is a great way to keep your patients engaged even after they’ve left your urgent care location. Maintaining a continued relationship with our clients is important to us, and providing easy access for prescription needs is a big part of that. Located inside select AFC clinics, our U-Save Pharmacy eliminates unnecessary extra stops and saves patients the hassle of traveling to a separate pharmacy. We offer prescription cards and programs, call-ins from physicians, and work seamlessly with multiple pharmacies. The U-Save Pharmacy is also open to the public, so it’s easier than ever for new patients to connect with AFC.
If you’re excited by the prospect of opening an urgent care clinic, and positively influencing the lives of your clients, contact us today.