LEADER IN DELIVERING QUALITY HEALTHCARE
AFC’s Place in the Healthcare Franchise Industry
Urgent care clinics like AFC have had a major impact on the healthcare industry. Sick or injured people shouldn’t have to wait long hours in hospital emergency rooms to receive treatment. They shouldn’t have to pay staggering bills for medical services, either. A healthcare franchise is an alternative to urgent care and primary care treatment from hospitals. It is a more affordable and convenient option for patients, which is why businesses like AFC have become an important part of the medical industry.
URGENT HEALTHCARE BY THE NUMBERS
Urgent Care Industry Size & Statistics
was generated by the urgent care industry in 2019. Ours is a booming market with plenty of room for newcomers.
was observed in the industry from 2014 to 2019, demonstrating that our services are in high demand.
have opened across the U.S., making ours a leading medical franchise.
CONVENIENT AND EXPRESS MEDICAL CARE
Future Urgent Care Industry Trends
It’s impossible to predict the future of any industry, but our experience coupled with industry reports has allowed us some well-informed insights.
The urgent care industry is poised for steady growth into the near future. In fact, IbisWorld predicts strong growth through at least 2024, particularly in rural areas. While healthcare businesses that offer urgent care have already proven to be popular in urban areas, rural communities (where emergency rooms are scarce and often hard to get to) are in great need of our services.
Another factor that’s driving urgent care industry growth is the attention of insurance providers. Many health insurance providers have either partnered with urgent care centers or increased their reimbursement rates for urgent care visits to steer patients away from costly emergency room visits.
AFC'S SERVICES ARE OFTEN MORE
AFFORDABLE THAN THOSE OF A HOSPITAL
The urgent care business model is designed to perform well in any economic climate. Regardless of stock market or unemployment trends, people are always in need of affordable and accessible healthcare when sick or injured. Because AFC ‘s services are often more affordable than those of E.R.s and come with a shorter wait time, we’re able to divert non-emergency cases away from E.R.s so they can focus their resources on patients in critical need. Thus, urgent care industry growth is a win-win for investors and local E.R.s alike!
Why Choose a Healthcare Franchise?
AFC doesn’t just operate in the urgent care industry, we’re also a franchise – with means lots of added benefits for our investors. Franchising is a popular concept that fuels 3% of the U.S. GDP and employs over 9 million Americans. The franchising industry is so strong because franchisees love that they can invest in a new business of their own while enjoying the support of franchisors like AFC. Check out some of the benefits we have to offer!
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