Before investing in a new franchise, it’s important to make sure that franchise will be conducive to fostering customer loyalty. Profitability and long-term growth are essential, but even more essential is offering a service you can be proud of, and from which patients will derive real benefits. With an American Family Care franchise, you will be in a position to provide much-needed cheap, efficient medical care, at a far more affordable cost than an exorbitantly priced emergency room visit. You will also be able to do businesses a great service, by offering great occupational health services for their employees, as well as offering easily accessible pharmacy services – all under the same roof. When you open an urgent care franchise with American Family Care, you can be confident that you’re investing in a franchise designed specifically to make people’s lives easier.
Convenient and Affordable Care
One of urgent care’s main benefits is that it gives patients a way to avoid the long wait ties of an emergency room. Especially when a patient needs to be seen quickly, but doesn’t have a life-threatening injury, urgent care centers are incredibly welcome alternatives. For patients who simply can’t afford to wait in long lines for physicians or an emergency room, urgent care is the answer. It allows patients to be taken care of immediately, without the hassle of making an appointment, and visits are generally a fraction of the cost.
In addition to covering a wide variety of illnesses, injuries, and other health concerns, we also provide X-rays, lab tests, and vaccinations. We want to be a one-stop-shop for our patients. There’s nothing more frustrating than hopping between multiple medical clinics, because you can’t get all the services you need in one place. When you open an American Family Care franchise, you’re opening a cheap, convenient, full service medical alternative for your community.
Businesses chose to work with AFC because of our fantastic occupational health offerings. We understand the importance of keeping a company’s employees healthy and productive, and making their lives easier. In addition to physicals, we offer special examinations for those returning to work or transferring jobs, medical surveillance exams, immunizations, alcohol and drug testing, vision screening, and other specialized services that employers find invaluable. Opening an American Family Care franchise means expanding your range of care to serve as many people as possible and occupational health is integral to doing that.
A More Effective ER
According to a study conducted in 2009, up to 29% of all emergency room visits were unnecessary and could instead be handled by an urgent care clinic. American Family Care franchises are open 7 days a week with extended hours, so patients truly don’t have to visit the ER unless it’s absolutely necessary. Many ailments commonly treated in the ER (at great expense) can actually be covered by an urgent care clinic for a far more affordable price. Apart from life-threatening emergencies and catastrophic illnesses, urgent care clinics can treat most common ailments. Before seeking treatment, make sure to check this list for a more thorough account of what should be treated by urgent care clinics vs. emergency rooms.
If you’re serious about franchising with a company that takes patient service seriously, check out the AFC website to learn more.