Starting an urgent care clinic is a great career opportunity, but before taking the plunge you should fully understand what to expect and how to maximize your chances of success. You should be comfortable working within our proven business model, and be prepared to take advantage of our extensive suite of training programs and resources. We want our franchisees to be both excited about their new career opportunity, and fully informed about what they can expect as they begin their journey toward franchise ownership.
Our Urgent Care Clinic Process
We’re proud of our business model, and new franchisees should be excited about taking advantage of our established system. Our model is built on decades of operational experience, from the pre-opening task list, to the startup-up kit, to site location and build out, to software installation and integrated payroll/benefit services. We’ve done all the legwork to make sure the appropriate infrastructure is in place, so you can focus on what’s important: building your business. Our regional Franchise Business Consultants have substantial marketing and sales backgrounds, and are prepared to assist you at every stage of the process. We also give you access to our in-house marketing team, who will create an aggressive marketing roadmap to really maximize your brand exposure and create local awareness for your urgent care clinic.
A Thriving Industry
In 2016, the urgent care industry reached $15 billion in revenue, up from $11.5 billion just five years earlier. But even this impressive growth is expected to increase exponentially over the next few years, with revenue projected to double, and hit over $30 billion per year by 2020. Some are even more optimistic. Harris Williams & Co. predicts nearly 6% annual growth moving forward. Even more encouraging, patient visits are increasing by approximately 2.7% per year, while urgent care centers are only growing by about 1.7 percent annually. This means there’s a high demand for new urgent care centers, and the demand is only growing year by year.
Running a successful urgent care clinic means knowing when to seek help and advice, and with AFC, there’s no shortage of resources at your disposal. New franchisees are paired with one of our Franchise Business Consultants and a pre-opening package, to ensure that you’re prepared to launch your franchise. We also offer a comprehensive package of franchise support tools, designed to equip you with all the materials you may need to guide your business toward success. This package includes customized business management software, billing services, a comprehensive operations manual, marketing materials, ongoing training programs for professional development, and recruiting services.
We encourage our franchisees to take full advantage of these support services, and not to hesitate when any questions arise.
If you’re excited to take advantage of our wide range of benefits and open your own urgent care clinic, reach out to us today to learn more about our process.