The outbreak of COVID-19 brought a lot of consumer-facing businesses out of their comfort zone, and healthcare franchise organizations like ours were no exception. At AFC, we took a look at some of the ways we could innovate while upholding the same quality experience that our patients have come to expect. Our solution was to add to our wide range of services by introducing a telemedicine franchise program. Let’s learn more about how this new capability has made a big difference for our patients and why it’s also great news for our healthcare franchise owners.
Innovation During Difficult Times
For healthcare businesses across the country, this pandemic was a real gamechanger. During COVID-19, in-office appointments started to lessen, and many of the big healthcare companies took a hit. Operating without a telemedicine option would make our franchisees’ jobs difficult and make a big impact on their bottom line. The AFC franchise family has grown to over 250 locations now, so when the pandemic started, we knew we had to adapt and act quickly. The introduction of our TeleCare programs has helped our franchisees navigate bumps in the road caused by uncontrollable societal limitations. We also wanted to make sure that they felt supported — it’s our responsibility to give our franchisees the best possible ownership experience.
Customer Convenience and Comfort
We want to help point our patients in the right direction and give them the care that they need in a timely fashion. Our telemedicine franchise program accomplishes all of that without even asking our patients to leave the comfort of their homes. All they have to do is boot up their device and register for TeleCare on our website. From there, a member of our TeleCare staff will call the patient to complete the registration process. Next, one of our providers will contact them to conduct an evaluation. Once this meeting is over, our trained provider will determine whether or not the patient requires a face-to-face visit. They will then connect the patient to the appropriate location for further assistance. By taking this process to an online platform that is easy to operate, our team can now direct patients to the proper channels without asking them to leave their homes.
Always Bringing You Value
Franchising makes becoming a business owner easy, but the entire experience is effortless when you partner with a proven brand like AFC. The relationships we have made within the healthcare and franchise industry have allowed us to bring incredible value to our franchisees. AFC is not an untested business model or a brand that is just emerging onto the market. We have accumulated decades of experience in the healthcare franchise industry. As we have grown, our clinics have adapted to industry trends to stay ahead of the rest.
Are you interested in bringing our telemedicine franchise to your area? Contact us today so we can walk you through the process and show why so many investors have chosen AFC.