Curious About How Much Urgent Care Owners Make? Take a Look at Some FAQs
One of the first questions we often hear prospective franchisees ask is, “How much do urgent care owners make?” From the start, we want to be transparent about the costs of an American Family Care (AFC) investment, the ongoing support you’ll enjoy, and our industry growth so that potential franchisees are completely aware of every facet of their investment.
Take some time here to read six of the most frequently asked questions – and our responses – about investing in an urgent care franchise with AFC so you can be confident that franchising within the urgent care sphere is the right fit for you.
1: How Much Can I Make as an Urgent Care Clinic Owner?
A very common question within franchising is wondering what the return on your investment will be. It’s important to keep in mind that there is no one answer. Like many other career endeavors, it will depend on a number of things, such as the location of your franchise, the number of patients you attract, and even your marketing efforts. Most franchise opportunities will have benchmark data from previous franchisees, which can be found in what is called a Franchise Disclosure Document (or FDD) during their “discovery” process, but every location will ultimately be different.
The market will also be a factor. The urgent care market size is constantly accelerating, and it’s currently growing faster than ever. Essentially though, earnings are a function of how quickly and efficiently you wish to grow the business.
2: How Much Does It Cost to Open an Urgent Care Franchise?
As one of the fastest-growing express clinics, American Family Care offers an affordable franchise opportunity for those looking to invest in the healthcare industry. The total initial investment you’ll be making to open your AFC clinic is estimated to be between $1,008,000 and $1,441,500, which includes the initial franchise fee of $60,000. It’s important to remember, too, that having the right amount of working capital is essential.
If you’re converting an existing urgent care facility to an AFC location, you’re already one step ahead! The total investment will be lower than starting from scratch, and, like all our franchisees, you’ll get the benefit of our nationally-recognized branding. It’s also good to note that you have the option to purchase an existing medical facility and convert it to an AFC franchise, which would kickstart the process and could potentially reduce startup costs.
Remember, when it comes to franchising, you’re making an investment – not just throwing money into the wind. We have a robust industry that is growing at a consistent rate and generating $27.8 billion annually. If you have more questions, take a look at our investment page to review more detailed financial information.
3: Do I Need Prior Medical Experience to Be Successful?
The short answer? No, you don’t need experience in the medical field to build a thriving AFC franchise. We look for potential owners who have business management and sales skills and, most importantly, a desire to make a difference in people’s lives.
Furthermore, you don’t need a background in healthcare because we provide comprehensive training that brings you up to speed on just about everything you’ll need to know to run your clinic successfully. It all starts once your franchise is awarded; before your clinic doors open, you’ll begin our pre-opening training process that covers topics like how to find and hire qualified staff, how to keep accurate records, how to market your franchise, and much more. Our training methodology is time-tested and begins on day one.
You’ll also have access to an abundance of resources, like our operations and procedures manual, which details recommended recruiting, hiring, risk management, and staffing procedures and reinforces the details on how to profitably run an urgent care business. We make sure that no matter your background, you’ll be a successful American Family Care franchisee.
4: How Much Support Will I Receive When I Invest in an AFC Urgent Care Franchise?
At AFC, we provide high-quality training and support not only for new and incoming franchisees but for our existing ones as well. We like to remind everyone that when you open your own AFC clinic, you may be in business for yourself, but you’ll never be by yourself. Our model is truly turn-key, offering full support and a pre-opening package. New AFC franchise owners are assigned a Franchise Business Consultant from day one, allowing them to hit the ground running as soon as they have completed our pre-opening task list and undergone training.
We know that finding the perfect location is key, and to us, location scouting is one of the most important (and exciting!) parts of the process. We support our owners by providing national vendor partners that are happy to assist from site selection to buildout.
In short, AFC is with you through it all. We assist with marketing efforts, including recruiting support and marketing materials, and we also provide ongoing support, training, and professional development to help keep our franchisees ahead of industry trends. We have the resources and support that franchise owners need to build strong businesses because we know their success is our success.
5: Is There a Demand for Urgent Care?
The urgent care market is growing faster than ever before and is projected to reach $40.7 billion by 2027. The demand for urgent care centers like ours is due to a number of factors, including shifting demographics, rising wait times for primary care service providers, and overrun emergency rooms.
Ultimately, the growth of the urgent care market is driven heavily by consumer demand for convenient access to care. Beyond offering shorter wait times than emergency rooms and broader availability than primary care providers, urgent care also reduces healthcare costs nationwide by relieving the strain on emergency departments. This means that investing in an urgent care franchise results in improving access to care and reducing healthcare costs for the average patient.
With the current state of the health and urgent care industry, there has never been a better time to invest in a healthcare franchise with American Family Care.
6: Why Should I Invest in American Family Care Over Other Urgent Care Options?
Urgent care centers are rising in popularity due to their convenience and cost-efficiency. At AFC, we’ve looked at industry trends, and community needs to create the best healthcare options available.
One of the most essential is our TeleCare telemedicine service. As the nation’s leading provider of urgent care and accessible primary care, we have created a portal that allows medical providers in our network of nationwide healthcare clinics to provide virtual visits to patients. TeleCare is operational system-wide and available to patients at the click of a button.
We also offer laboratory and digital x-ray services. This is a key differentiator for us as many urgent care centers aren’t able to offer on-site lab testing. American Family Care is an experienced lab test franchise. Every one of our clinics has a state-of-the-art lab on-site that performs a variety of testing services so our clients can get the testing they want without having to wait.
Investing in an urgent care franchise opportunity with American Family Care is not only a fiscally smart choice but a professionally rewarding one, as you deliver on the care needs of your community and establish yourself as a valuable resource.
Learn more about AFC’s nationally recognized franchise and how much urgent care owners make with our franchise opportunity by contacting us today.