Our Story

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.

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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.

By the end of 2017 AFC will operate over 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.

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