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Urgent Care Vs Minute Clinic

Urgent Care Vs. Retail Clinics

A retail minute clinic and an urgent care center are both fast, convenient, and affordable alternatives to the emergency room or a physician’s office.  While they both provide alternative medical care, and are open 7 days a week on a walk-in basis, there are differences in the services they provide.

Here is a breakdown in the difference in services:

Minute Clinics

  • While minute clinics have staff members who are experienced in the medical field, they aren’t always staffed by a licensed physician.
  • The medical providers can usually diagnose and prescribe medications for a limited amount of medical conditions such as allergies, colds, flu, and strep throat.
  • Some minute clinics can also conduct screenings, but tests are sent off to a separate lab to obtain results.

AFC Urgent Care

  • Our experienced and board-certified physicians can diagnose and treat a wide variety of medical conditions on a walk-in basis.
  • We perform many physicals such as sport, camp, school, work and DOT physicals.
  • We administer flu shots as well as immunizations and vaccinations for those traveling abroad.
  • We conduct on-site lab tests for services such as drug screenings and STD screenings.
  • We can provide treatment for non-life threatening injuries, illnesses, and infections.

 

At AFC Urgent Care Fairfield, we offer quality care at an affordable price.  Our advanced urgent care center offers extended hours on nights and weekends to accommodate the busiest of schedules. We are open every day from 8am to 8pm.

For more information about the services we provide at our center, feel free to visit us any day of the week or call us at 203-583-8400.

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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?

    Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.

  • 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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Shelton
389 Bridgeport Ave.
Shelton, CT 06484 80246
(203) 567-4171
Bridgeport
161 Boston Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06610
(203) 333-4400
Bridgeport Main
4200 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606
(203)-916-5151
Fairfield
1918 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203)-583-8400
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57 Monroe Turnpike
Trumbull, CT 06611
(203)-590-6330

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