The urgent care franchise industry generated $27.8 billion in revenue in 2019. Within that industry, American Family Care (AFC) has become a leader in delivering quality healthcare to patients across the nation due to our mission and unique processes. Take a minute to read how we got here.
Our History and Purpose
Founded on the basis of putting the patient first, the first AFC franchise was opened in 1982 by D. Bruce Irwin, M.D. As the urgent care franchise industry has grown, our clinics have led industry trends by providing an alternative option for patient care. 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 emergency rooms (ERs).
A key differentiator of the AFC experience is the encompassing access to care we provide. Every AFC center gives patients access to primary care, urgent care, minor emergency treatment, and occupational medicine. We’re a one-stop resource. This is uncommon for many urgent care facilities, making us a patient favorite throughout the country. As patients become familiar with the broad scope of services offered at AFC, they turn to us time and again for all their non-life-threatening urgent care needs.
Our Franchises Are Unique in the Urgent Care Industry
The healthcare industry is rapidly growing, allowing our brand to expand to more than 250 locations nationwide, but that isn’t the only reason we’ve grown. AFC is a unique provider within the marketplace. We offer a comprehensive range of services in a timely and cost-efficient manner, filling the void between primary care clinics and overcrowded, inefficient hospital ERs.
Our mission and values reflect this: we provide the best healthcare possible, in a kind and caring environment and at times and locations that are convenient to the patient. We respect their rights and deliver the care they can count on to be affordable, trustworthy, and comprehensive. AFC has also met with great success in providing a variety of services that help many demographics:
- Pediatric and adult patients in need of relief from common conditions
- Employees in need of lab testing and injury-related care so they can stay on the job
- Those in need of preventative care such as vaccinations
- School athletes in need of physical exams
- And much more
AFC’s services go above and beyond what other urgent care facilities may offer. We keep our patients healthy and happy with quick and affordable attention, without the need for appointments or lengthy emergency room wait times.
Ongoing Training, Support, and Professional Development
Most franchisors provide initial training to onboard new franchisees, but many fail to create a system that includes ongoing preparation and support. At AFC, our training doesn’t end when a new urgent care facility is opened. Our team and our patients benefit from the ongoing training and professional development we provide our franchises on a consistent basis.
Additionally, by utilizing the latest in health information technology, our AFC urgent care business stays ahead of industry trends while also providing a comprehensive support network to franchise owners through our Franchise Business Consultant and healthcare center management. With AFC, owners are able to take advantage of our opening support, EMR Software System, regional operations and training support, corporate intranet, and billing services.
Since our inception, we’ve established systems and processes that have helped us become leaders in the urgent care franchise industry, making now the right time to think about joining the AFC franchise family to bring urgent care services to your community.
Contact us today for more information about how you can start your own AFC urgent care center and become part of a growing franchise brand in the urgent care industry.