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Urgent Care vs Minuteclinic

Urgent Care vs. MinuteClinic

Many healthcare consumers and patients may have started to see walk-in clinics sprouting up in places like grocery stores, pharmacies, and similar retail locations.

These clinics, commonly referred to as “MinuteClinics," are aimed to provide fast healthcare services. However, these clinics usually don’t have the capabilities to create both high-quality and convenient healthcare services for patients. In addition, many patients confuse these clinics with urgent care centers.

At AFC Aurora, we provide high-quality healthcare services that are designed to fit your schedule. Unlike a MinuteClinic, our urgent care center is staffed with board-certified physicians to provide extensive healthcare services that are commonly associated with emergency care. Here are the main differences between an urgent care center and a MinuteClinic:

AFC Urgent Care Aurora Saddle Rock Features:

  • Staffed with board-certified physicians that guide your healthcare needs with attention and focus
  • Equipped with lab and x-ray services without needing to outsource to another facility
  • Able to treat significant injuries including bone breaks, sprains, and painful muscle injuries
  • Provides screenings for several chronic diseases, well-child visits, sport and camp physicals, and other health exams
  • Employers can use urgent care facilities to manage occupational health services like drug, pulmonary, vision, and hearing tests to evaluate a person’s ability to work
  • Patients can check-in online, call ahead for an appointment, or walk-in during normal hours


  • No online check-in
  • Usually no licensed physician on site
  • Limited preventive care services
  • Limited injury treatment capabilities

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AFC Urgent Care FAQs

  • When should I choose urgent care?

    If you’re dealing with a pressing, non-life-threatening medical issue and don’t want to see a doctor, urgent care could be for you. AFC walk-in clinics are able to see patients dealing with allergic reactions, broken bones, colds and flus, and much more.

  • Do I need insurance to visit AFC?

    At AFC we offer very competitive rates for self-pay urgent care and walk-in clinic services. We understand that not everyone may have an insurance plan and we make sure that our out-of-pocket patients are given the same high-quality medical treatment that we give to all our patients.

  • How long will my visit take?

    The main advantage of choosing AFC is our short wait times – often under 15 minutes. The total length of your visit will depend on what you’re being seen for, but many patients can be in and out of our clinics in around 30 minutes.

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