While profitability and long-term growth are at the forefront in the minds of most potential franchise owners, entrepreneurs are also motivated by the desire to get involved in a business that allows them to help people in need. With an urgent care franchise, you can provide much-needed efficient medical care that is far more affordable than an exorbitantly-priced ER visit. You can also be responsible for providing businesses with great occupational health services for their employees, as well as offering easily-accessible pharmacy services for those who need important prescriptions filled. When you open an urgent care franchise, you can rest assured that you’re not only making a sound business investment, but also investing in a franchise that will make people’s lives easier.
Quick and Affordable Care
One of the main benefits of urgent care, not only to the patients but also to hospitals, is that it alleviates the traffic that often clogs emergency rooms. Between 1994 and 2004, the number of hospitals and emergency rooms actually decreased by 9%, while emergency room visits increased by over 1 million per year. For patients who simply don’t prefer waiting in long lines for physicians or the emergency rooms, urgent care is the answer. Urgent care allows patients to be taken care of immediately, without the hassle of making an appointment, and visits are usually a fraction of the cost. American Family Care franchisees can provide valuable services to communities whose emergency rooms are booked to capacity.
We pride ourselves on being a one-stop-shop, so in addition to covering a wide variety of illnesses, injuries, and other health concerns, we also provide X-rays, lab tests, and vaccinations. There’s nothing more annoying than hopping between multiple medical clinics, because you can’t get all the work done in one place. When you open an urgent care franchise, you’re opening an affordable, convenient, full-service medical alternative for your community.
Businesses often chose to work with American Family Care because of our fantastic occupational health offerings. We understand the importance of keeping a company’s employees healthy and productive, and making our services affordable and easily-navigable. In addition to physicals, we offer special examinations for those returning to work or transferring jobs, medical surveillance exams, immunizations, alcohol and drug testing, vision screening, and other specialized services that many employers find invaluable. Opening an AFC urgent care franchise means expanding your range of care to serve as many people as possible, and occupational health is a great way to reach more clients.
If you’re passionate about helping others through affordable, easily-accessible healthcare, check out what it takes to open an urgent care franchise with AFC.