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As Local COVID Cases Increase, a New COVID Testing Resource Opens

For Immediate Release

American Family Care Now Open Seven Days a Week in Old Bridge

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. – (October 25, 2023) – As COVID-19 cases climb locally, a new state-of-the-art medical facility is now open to provide much-needed healthcare services to people who live and work in Old Bridge. American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s largest provider of urgent care and accessible primary care, is seeing patients at its newest location on US Highway 9 in Old Bridge near Wal-Mart.

The latest tracking from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a nearly 26% uptick in Middlesex County COVID hospitalizations. Data from nearby counties also indicates positive cases are slowly rising.

“AFC Old Bridge is now open seven days a week for patients who need to see a medical provider right away, whether it is for a rapid COVID test, another sudden illness like flu or RSV, or even a broken bone,” explains Dr. Krishna Konakondla, Medical Director of AFC Old Bridge. “The healthcare services we provide at AFC not only save local families time but also reduce the burden of care on local emergency departments. Too many people visit ERs for minor illnesses, and we are proud to provide a suite of medical services that can provide more efficient healthcare, lessen the load on local ERs, and reduce patient wait times.”

AFC Old Bridge Services

  • On-Site COVID-19 Testing – AFC’s on-site laboratory provides a wide variety of lab work, including rapid and PCR COVID-19 testing. PCR testing is considered the gold standard when detecting coronavirus.
  • Large-Scale Availability – The new facility can treat a large number of patients thanks to its six exam rooms and dedicated staff.
  • Variety of Medical Care – AFC Old Bridge’s staff brings a variety of expertise to offer urgent care and occupational medicine.
  • State-of-the-Art Diagnostics – Digital X-ray equipment allows AFC staff to take and read X-rays within minutes. Patients are provided with copies on a CD upon discharge.
  • Occupational Health Exams and Workers’ Compensation Cases – These services include DOT physicals, urine drug screens, and breath-alcohol tests.
  • Extended Hours – AFC Old Bridge is open seven days a week, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekends.

Dr. Konakondla, who is board-certified in family medicine as well as sports medicine, leads a highly skilled medical team at AFC Old Bridge. “Our staff is dedicated to seeing all patients in a timely manner. We focus on providing treatment in 45 minutes or less,” he says. “We are still seeing a shortage of primary care providers following the pandemic, we hope to fill that gap for local residents, whether it is primary care, urgent care, or acute care.”

AFC Old Bridge is independently owned and operated by Divyesh Patel and Ketul Patel. The entrepreneurial partners first met at New Jersey Institute of Technology and always hoped to open a business together.

“Divyesh has deep roots in the healthcare industry, while I have spent more than 20 years operating retail businesses,” explains Ketu Patel. “AFC is a perfect marriage for our backgrounds, and we are very excited to work together to provide easy access to healthcare in Old Bridge.”

Adding his sentiments, Divesh Patel says, “We are passionate about giving back to the communities where our businesses are located. What makes this venture even more special is that it fills a void in the community. We are thrilled to bring AFC to the area and look forward to opening more locations soon.”

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About American Family Care:

Founded by Dr. Bruce Irwin with a single location in 1982, American Family Care has pioneered the concept of convenient, patient-centric healthcare. With more than 330 clinics and 1,500 in-network providers caring for millions of patients each year, AFC is the nation’s leading provider of accessible primary care, urgent care, and occupational medicine. Ranked by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States, AFC’s mission is to provide the best healthcare possible, in a kind and caring environment, while respecting the rights of all patients, in an economical manner, at times and locations convenient to the patient. For more information, visit

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Our mission is to provide the best healthcare possible in a kind and caring environment, in an economical manner, while respecting the rights of all of our patients, at times and locations convenient to the patient.

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