Why Opening an Urgent Care Center with AFC Is More Important Than Ever Before!
As our country and the world continue to address the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has meant for us all, the need for affordable, accessible, high-quality healthcare becomes more important than ever. American Family Care has been meeting the healthcare needs of communities everywhere for over 30 years, and opening an urgent care center in yours will allow you to do the same, too. But now more than ever, ours is an especially meaningful opportunity when you consider that the number of hospitals in the U.S. has declined significantly over the last few decades.
A 2019 industry study tracked a total of 186 facility closures, affecting numerous important services, including emergency room care. Making matters worse, the pandemic has forced dozens of facilities across the country to close, at least temporarily, and today, more than 800 hospitals across the U.S.— 40% of all rural hospitals in the country — are either at immediate or high risk of closure. What these numbers highlight is a growing need for urgent care centers like ours.
Fast, Affordable Care for Everyone
AFC clinics are an affordable and convenient option that delivers first-rate treatment and services without the need for an appointment. From cuts and scrapes, broken bones and infections, to lab tests, x-rays, and more, opening an urgent care franchise in your community with AFC will let you address a broad scope of healthcare needs. More than this, your center will provide the kind of primary care that so many people need on a yearly basis — from comprehensive physical exams to routine checkups — the kind of trusted, regular medical attention that can mean a real difference in the lives of so many.
Telemedicine Is Here to Stay
Many communities still have social distancing guidelines in place that make seeing a practitioner face to face difficult, if not nearly impossible. The answer to that has been telemedicine, a healthcare trend that is now much more than that; it’s an important service that’s here to stay.
AFC is a leading telemedicine provider, and your AFC clinic will allow patients to access our TeleCare portal, giving them quick and easy access to the AFC TeleCare staff. They’ll be able to provide assessments, conduct evaluations, and offer or arrange the healthcare services that your patients might need. Screening for COVID-19 or other infections will also be possible as you work to keep your community safe and taken care of. AFC TeleCare is now operational systemwide and is making important differences in thousands of communities across the country.
As access to hospitals becomes more challenging, and cities and towns strive to stay safe and healthy, opening an urgent care center in your community takes on new and meaningful importance. Are you ready to make that difference?
To find out more about an AFC urgent care center franchise, get in touch today.