Investing in an Urgent Care Franchise: How Much Does it Cost?

American Family Care prides itself on offering an affordable franchise opportunity. In the world of franchising, cost is always going to be part of the conversation. We want prospective franchisees to have a firm understanding not only of the costs involved, but also of the benefits, resources, and industry advantage the investment will yield.

The Costs

As with any lucrative industry, you should be prepared to make an investment and understand exactly what that investment will yield. Our royalty fee (6% of gross sales) is industry standard and our franchise fee is a low $55,000, with a total investment up to $1.5 million. It’s important to note that if you’re converting an existing urgent care facility into an American Family Care location, the total investment will be lower.

If you own an urgent care facility right now, but would like to take advantage of our nationally-recognized branding and convert into an American Family Care franchise, you’re already one step ahead. Purchasing an existing medical facility to convert into your AFC franchise can also make the process easier. Finding the perfect location is key. Location scouting is one of most important (and exciting!) parts of the process, and our national vendor partners will be happy to assist you in this process.

It can be easy to get daunted by the costs of an urgent care franchise, but it’s important to remember that franchises aren’t expenses, they’re investments. Our industry is healthy and thriving, generating $14.5 billion annually, and we take our role within this industry seriously.

The Benefits

At AFC, we want your investment to feel like just that: an investment in your own career and in resources that will ultimately help you succeed. When you sign on with us, we immediately assign you one of our Franchise Business Consultants, and a helpful pre-opening package. We want you to be well-equipped to launch your franchise from day one.

In addition to reaping the benefits of our pre-opening package, we want the process of actually selecting a location for your franchise to be as painless as possible. To this end, we pair you with our experienced national vendor partners who will help you find the best sites in your territory, and stay with you through construction and set up.

We also offer a comprehensive package of franchise support tools, including:

  • Customized business management software for patient-intake, scheduling, and payroll
  • Billing services provided by approved vendors
  • A comprehensive operations manual covering recruiting procedures in detail
  • Marketing materials
  • Licensing and credentialing assistance
  • Ongoing training programs aimed at professional development
  • Staffing and physician recruiting services
  • Private intranet site

A Foothold in a Healthy Industry

With an investment of any size, you want to be confident in the prospect of turning a profit. When it comes to urgent care, it’s important to keep in mind the industry’s strength and growth.

Urgent care clinics have now reached over 10,000 locations since their inception in the 1970s. Through 2020, revenue per clinic is expected to increase to around $1.7 million. Relative to the public healthcare system, private healthcare is in a strong position. Urgent care facilities provide easy, accessible care centers that patients can trust. Unlike public healthcare, we are able to forge a more personal relationship with our patients—and they recognize and revisit our brand no matter which location they visit.

To learn more about whether the investment is right for you, download our free infographic, or reach out to us with any questions.

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