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FAQ AFC Urgent Care Hallandale Beach

What kinds of injuries and illnesses can you treat at AFC Urgent Care Hallandale Beach?

At AFC Urgent Care Hallandale Beach, are specialists treat a greater assortment of ailments than a typical medical clinic.

The following conditions are just a small sample of the kinds of illnesses and injuries we treat.

  • Common cold
  • Fever
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Sinusitis
  • Cough
  • Insect Bites
  • Allergies
  • Pharyngitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Mycoplasma Infection
  • Fatigue/Malaise
  • Hypertension
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Breathing Discomfort including moderate Asthma
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Cuts (with or without stitches)
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • X rays
  • Lab Tests
  • Drug Screening/Testing
  • Occupational Health

What kind of examinations do we perform?

  • Heart/EKG
  • Adult Sports Physicals
  • Camp, Sports, School Physicals
  • Immigration Physicals
  • Breast exams
  • Pap Smears/Pelvic Exams
  • DOT Physicals

How can you treat minor bone breaks and dislocations at American Family Care when my primary care physician can’t?

A primary care physician can perform many kinds of treatments, but most medical clinics require a referral to a specialist for the treatment of minor bone breaks. However, at AFC Urgent Care Hallandale Beach, we have a state-of-the-art x-ray platform with a highly efficient electronic system which provides a thorough and immediate Radiological Assessment so we can treat your minor bone break or dislocation immediately.

How are you able to provide stitches when my primary physician can’t?

Many medical clinics require primary care physicians and providers to refer to a specialist or another department with a trauma procedure room. However, at AFC Urgent Care Hallandale Beach, we have a fully-stocked, modern trauma procedure room so we can easily carry out stitches and other necessary procedures so you do not have to wait for a referral or go to another location for prompt treatment.

What are the main differences between Primary Care and American Family Care Urgent Care Clinics?

In many cases, Primary Care and Urgent Care specialists have identical qualifications and backgrounds. However, a Primary Care provider is focused on treating longer-term health needs and Urgent Care specializes in the rapid treatment of injuries and illnesses. The prices are no different, but it can take longer to schedule an appointment with a primary care physician and an Urgent Care clinic provides walk-in services. Luckily, AFC Urgent Care Hallandale Beach offers both urgent care services and primary services in one convenient location. We welcome walk-ins. You will typically only be at our clinic for an hour from the time you walk-in to
the time you receive treatment and walk out. We believe in offering prompt and superior care. In addition to offering Urgent Care services, we also provide Primary Care, and you are welcome to make an advance appointment.

What are the main differences between an Emergency Room and Urgent Care?

The main difference between Urgent Care and Emergency Room care is the cost. The ER is much higher. Usually, the typical minimum co-pay for a visit to the ER runs from $250-$1500, which is much higher than Urgent Care.
ER’s are best for critical life or limb-threatening illnesses and injuries such as a gunshot wound, heart attack, stroke, or complex bone break. Such emergencies require highly specialized staff and equipment.
Patients with lower priority urgent needs (such as the ones that can easily be treated at an Urgent Care) are often faced with waiting hours to receive care at an ER because they are considered ‘low’ priority compared to patients with life-threatening and serious conditions. At AFC Urgent Care Hallandale Beach most patients are only at our clinic for an hour from the time they walk in, receive treatment, and leave.
At our AFC Urgent Care Hallandale Beach clinic, you save money and time.

What are the costs for examinations?

Not all insurance carriers cover examinations at an Urgent Care clinic. However, if an exam is needed as part of treatment then in most cases the insurance will cover it. If you do not have insurance or your insurance does not cover your visit then we offer low cash prices.

Who do you share my information with?

At AFC Urgent Care Hallandale Beach, we only share your medical information with your insurance provider. If you pay cash then your information is not shared unless you request us to provide it with another medical provider.

How much does it cost to send information to another provider?

At American Family Care send your medical information via fax at no charge. We will also give you a copy of your medical information at no charge. The only time we charge is for special postage if we must mail your medical information.

Are there any age groups AFC Urgent Care Hallandale Beach does not treat?

We treat all ages at AFC Urgent Care Hallandale Beach – from infancy to seniors.

Do I need an appointment to go to urgent care?

At AFC Urgent Care Hallandale Beach, you need no appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome.