A good franchisor provides the necessary support to its franchisees to make them feel well-equipped to succeed. Opening an urgent care center shouldn’t be any different, and doesn’t have to be. When you invest in an American Family Care franchise, it’s not: the success of our franchisees comes first, because when you thrive, everyone does.
While there are many franchise opportunities out there — especially in the healthcare field — it’s important to understand what sets American Family Care apart. Whether it’s our franchise support consultants, our pre-opening package, or our extensive training and marketing services, we make sure our franchisees have the tools they need to run a successful business in the urgent care industry.
Investing in an urgent care business with us means having the freedom and confidence to hit the ground running on Day One. This means you need access to the appropriate resources, which provide the necessary education, training, and support, and ultimately lead to franchise growth — so that’s what we provide.
Here’s a closer look at what really differentiates opening an urgent care center with AFC from other franchise opportunities.
Franchise Support Tools
We offer a wide range of support tools to our franchisees, which are essential for opening an urgent care center and operating at the highest level. We’ll assign you a franchise support consultant and provide you with a full pre-launch package, which will equip you with all the materials you might need to guide your business toward success. It includes customized business management software, billing services, a comprehensive operations manual, materials for marketing, ongoing training programs for professional development, and recruiting services. You also will benefit from our partnerships with several national vendors, who will be available to assist you with choosing a location, real estate, construction, and setup.
The Early Stages of Opening an Urgent Care Center
When you first embark upon the franchising process, the first step is called “pre-opening.” This will set important tasks to make sure you’re prepared for the opening of your franchise, along with giving you important training objectives. At this stage, you’ll be fully immersed in our culture, and begin your training with a two-and-a-half-day experience at our corporate headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama, as well as a corporate visit by our team to your franchise site.
Just because you’ve opened your doors doesn’t mean the training or support goes away. The key to opening an urgent care center and thriving is staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends, technology, certifications, and more. That’s why we make sure to provide you with a wide range of professional development opportunities, including continuing education via regular conferences, webinars, conference calls, written modules, and other media. We also provide module-based training, so your staff can continue to enhance their skills and to deliver the consistently high-quality level of patient care that our patients have come to expect.
To truly take advantage of our comprehensive support system, training regimen, and supplemental materials, reach out to us today to learn how opening an urgent care center could be the perfect choice for you.