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Where are your Danbury urgent care centers located?

AFC Urgent Care of Danbury has 2 convenient locations for you to choose from: 2 Main Street, Danbury at the corner of Main and South Streets, and our newest location at 100 Mill Plain Road also in Danbury. Both serve the Greater Danbury area including Redding, New Fairfield, Bethel, Brookfield as well as Brewster and Pawling, just across the New York border.

How much will the visit cost if I have no insurance?

There is a range of costs for the office visit depending on the complexity of the medical problem.

Do you take my insurance?

We participate with most insurance carriers

Do you accept the Connecticut Health Exchange insurances?

Yes we do. We participate with all of them

Do I have to make an appointment?

No, you can walk-in during our normal business hours and be seen by a physician without a long wait. You can, however, check in ahead of time to save time, right here

How long will I have to wait to be seen?

We try our best to make sure that every patient is seen in under an hour. For your convenience we have opened our second urgent care center which is typically less busy than our 2 Main Street location, at 100 Mill Plain Road on the west side of Danbury. Visit us there where you’ll get the same services and see the same great providers in a more relaxed atmosphere.

How do I know whether I should be going to an urgent care center or the emergency room?

Come to urgent care for most non- life threatening illnesses or immediate care health concerns. If your ailment is life threatening, you should go to the emergency room or call 911 immediately. For a list of what we service at our AFC Urgent Care Centers, click here

Do you treat allergies?

We provide treatments that can alleviate common allergy symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, runny noses, etc. Also, we provide nebulizer treatments for when allergies trigger asthma.

Do you provide seasonal flu vaccinations?

Yes, we do.

When is the best time to get the flu shot? 

The ideal time to get your flu shot is October and November. Sooner than that and you may risk getting the flu at the end of flu season, or have to get a second flu vaccine. This is especially important for the elderly.

Can you do sports and camp physicals for my children?

Yes, we can. No appointment is needed. Just come in on a walk-in basis, and we’ll perform the sports or camp physical. If there’s a required form, please bring that with you.

Do you do immigration physicals?

Yes we do. Our Medical Director Dr. Iftikhar Ali is a certified Civil Surgeon for the State of CT and is certified to perform immigration physicals and vaccinations for people entering the U.S.

Do you treat STDs?

Yes, we do. And rest assured that we treat your medical information with a high degree of confidentiality and discretion.

Do you do gynecology exams?

We perform gynecological exams when appropriate. We do not do Pap Smears.

 Do you perform physicals?

We can do sports, camp, school physicals and annual physicals. We also perform immunization physicals,  pre-employment and DOT physicals.

I am going abroad, do you offer travel immunizations?

Yes, please click here to learn more about our Travel Medical Program.

What is the difference between urgent care and going to my doctor?

We specialize in fast and effective physician care, for most non-life threatening conditions due to illness or injury, as well as preventive care, travel medicine, camp and sports physicals and employers services. We bridge the gap between a primary care physician and the ER, providing extended hours, seven days a week, with CLIA certified labs, digital x-ray, splints & braces, vaccines, prescriptions & some non-narcotic medications.
However, if you have a life-threatening condition or emergency, you should always call 911 and seek a hospital ER.

How much does a  a typical visit cost?

For insured patients,we collect your deductible and/or your co-pay at the time of service, and then bill your insurer for you. After your insurer sends an EOB (explanation of benefits) to us, will bill you for any balance still due.
Our staff will discuss any other recommended other treatment or services,(such as an x-ray or a lab test)with you.

If I have insurance, will I get a bill after my visit?

Our fees are fixed, but the amount that your insurance company covers depends on your specific plan, coverage and deductible. After your insurer produces an EOB (explanation of benefits), if there is a balance due, we will bill you for the remaining balance.

Can I get a discount?

Our rates are very affordable for self-pay patients. For insured patients, coverage depends on your plan and deductible.

Can I come to your urgent care center if I live outside of Danbury?

Yes, of course. we see people from all throughout the Greater Danbury area including New Milford, Bethel, New Fairfield, Brookfield, Ridgefield, Newtown and Brewster New York

Do you have good parking?

Yes! Both of our Danbury centers have large parking lots with adequate parking

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