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One-of-A-Kind Rapid Response COVID Testing Coming to Torrance

American Family Care Opening New Urgent Care Equipped to Produce PCR Test Results in 30 Minutes

Torrance, Calif. – January 11, 2021 – A new state-of-the-art urgent care facility is bringing one-of-a-kind rapid response COVID testing to people who live and work in Torrance. American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s largest provider of urgent care and accessible primary care, is opening its newest location in Torrance on Thursday, January 13. AFC Torrance is equipped with in-house PCR testing equipment that produces COVID-19 results within 30 minutes, a turnaround that usually takes up to 48 hours at other doctors’ offices and urgent care centers.

“We know how frustrating it can be to wait days to find out if you might be COVID positive,” explains Dr. Sandeep Sodhi, medical director of AFC Torrance. “This type of PCR testing not only speeds up the wait time for results but can help slow down the spread of COVID in our community. When someone receives a positive result, they can immediately quarantine and limit exposure to others.”

The new AFC urgent care center in Torrance Crossroads Shopping Center on Crenshaw Boulevard will provide COVID testing, including Hawaii travel testing, as well as a comprehensive suite of medical services. The center is staffed with skilled and experienced medical professionals who are deeply committed to providing outstanding medical care.

“Our entire team is very excited about opening our doors to the community of Torrance,” says Dr. Sodhi, a board-certified physician with more than 15 years of experience caring for local patients. “The healthcare services we will provide will not only save local families time but reduce the burden of care on local emergency departments dealing with the many challenges created by a global pandemic.”

AFC Torrance Services

  • Large-Scale Availability – The new AFC can treat a large number of patients thanks to its seven exam rooms and dedicated staff.
  • Laboratory on Site – AFC’s on-site laboratory provides a wide variety of lab work, including COVID-19 testing, COVID-19 travel testing, and flu testing. Most results are available within minutes.
  • State-of-the-Art DiagnosticsDigital x-ray equipment allows AFC staff to take and read x-rays within minutes. Patients are provided with copies on a C.D. upon discharge.
  • Occupational Health Exams and Workers’ Compensation Cases – These services include D.O.T. physicals, urine drug screens, and breath-alcohol tests.
  • Extended Hours – AFC Torrance will be open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Schedule Appointments Online – Patients are able to schedule appointments online at or by clicking this link.

AFC Torrance is independently owned and operated by Marwaha Group (MG), a family enterprise involving three generations, that has been in business for more than four decades. MG’s portfolio is comprised of a myriad of businesses, including franchised restaurants, hotels, technology, general contractor services as well as real estate development.

“Our staff at Marwaha Group has decades of experience running top-notch service industry businesses, and now we are thrilled to add high-quality accessible health care to the list,” explains Ravinder Marwaha, founder and President of the Marwaha Group.

Marwaha’s children serve important roles in the family business. His sons, Raghu and Rohit Marwaha, share CEO duties, while his daughter, Rinku Marwaha Sodhi, is Chief Financial Officer.

“We are all passionate about giving back to the communities that house our businesses,” says Rinku Marwaha Sodhi. “Opening AFC Torrance fills a void in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. We are thrilled to bring AFC to the community, and we look forward to opening more locations in the near future.”

In addition to a highly-experienced medical staff,  Amar Bir is serving as Director of Operations for AFC Torrance, while Pavle Atanackovic is the Clinic Administrator.

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About AFC Torrance:

Locally owned and operated, AFC Torrance is a physician-staffed provider of urgent care, occupational medicine, and other non-emergency health care services. The facility features state-of-the-art equipment, including digital x-rays, on-site lab, state-of-the-art diagnostics, and electronic medical records. AFC Torrance also offers rapid and standard PCR COVID testing with results in 15 to 30 minutes. Located at the Torrance Crossroads Shopping Center, the clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the week and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends, with no appointments necessary. Visit for more information.

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. Today, with more than 250 clinics and 800 in-network physicians caring for nearly 3 million patients a year, AFC is the nation’s leading provider of urgent care, accessible primary care, and occupational medicine. Ranked by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., AFC’s stated 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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