American Family Care is one of the oldest urgent care networks in America. It was first founded in 1982 by Dr. Bruce Irwin in Birmingham, Alabama, in order to provide safe, fast, effective medical care for minor emergencies. Over the intervening 35 years, the company has continued to grow and follow this vision. Today, American Family Care operates in dozens of states, and treats more than three million patients per year. The company plans to expand to more than 500 facilities by 2023. To do so, they recently inked a deal with American Development Partners, an equity and real estate firm, for a $1 billion investment in the company.
American Family Care (AFC) operates urgent care clinics branded as AFC Urgent Care. In 2013 American Family Care acquired the Doctors Express urgent care centers and created the AFC Doctors Express brand of mostly franchised urgent care centers. In mid-2014, American Family Care partnered with Baptist Health, the leading health system in Alabama, to create the sub-brand of AFC PriMed for their joint ventured urgent care centers in Montgomery, Prattville and Wetumpka. Combined, American Family Care operates more than 150 urgent care centers making them one of the largest urgent care operators in the United States.
AFC Urgent Care Locations & Hours
Currently, American Family Care operates in a total of 26 states. Most American Family Care facilities are located in the Eastern and Southern United States, though they have recently expanded to several states in the Midwest, such as Michigan, and to Kansas and Missouri.
Most American Family Care Clinics do not operate on a 24 hour basis, though they are open 7 days a week. Hours vary between partner locations, but clinics are usually open from 8AM to 8PM.
AFC Urgent Care Services
American Family Care offers a comprehensive suite of services. Treatment is available for common urgent injuries such as broken bones, lacerations, stings and allergic reactions.
However, most American Family Care facilities offer on-site labs for testing and x-rays, unlike some other competing clinics. They also specialize in physical, occupational medicine, vaccines and immunizations, travel medicine, routine checkups, and more.
American Family Care Insurance & Payment Info
American Family Care accepts most major national and regional insurers at their partner facilities. However, they recommend patients contact clinics and insurers directly before scheduling an appointment, in order to confirm coverage. Patients can also check coverage using their online tool.
They also offer treatment for uninsured patients at reasonable rates, and are far more affordable than the ER. Patients can pay bills online, or in-person using check, cash, or major debit and credit cards.
AFC Urgent Care Mission & Values
The mission of American Family Care is to provide the best healthcare services possible at an economical price – in a kind and caring environment that respects the rights of all patients, and the need for convenience.
By providing fast and convenient services to non-emergency patients, American Family Care seeks to improve the quality of healthcare at medical facilities everywhere. Their goal is to get you back to living your life – uninterrupted.