Walk-in Medical Care When You Need It, Where You Need It
Urgent care centers, sometimes called walk-in clinics, are a convenient healthcare resource for people nationwide. At American Family Care®, we do not require appointments or referrals. If you cannot wait until your primary care physician has time for an appointment, our clinics are here to provide the immediate medical care you need at a fraction of the cost you will encounter at the emergency room.
We strive to make the healthcare experience as convenient and accessible as possible, which is why our clinics are open during the evening hours and on weekends.
When to Go to Urgent Care
Though the names are similar, urgent care is very different from emergency care. Urgent care centers provide services similar to what you will find at your primary care provider, such as flu shots, x-rays, physicals, etc. As walk-in clinics, urgent care saves you the trouble of working around your regular doctor’s schedule. When you or a member of your family needs medical attention ASAP, we are here to help.
You can usually find the following services at an urgent care center:
- Primary care services
- Flu shots
- X-ray services
- Lab testing
- Drug testing
- Treatment for minor injuries
- Physicals, including physicals for sports, school, travel, and DOT testing
Emergency centers are much more expensive than urgent care services because emergency room resources are sparse and intended to only be used for serious, life-threatening issues. For example, if you have a bad cold and your doctor is unavailable, the emergency room may accept you, but they will charge more for the time and resources they had to expend on your behalf. Urgent care, however, is designed for situations just like this one and can provide more efficient, cost-effective care.
The American Family Care Advantage
At American Family Care, our mission is to provide the best healthcare possible in a kind, caring environment. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most forms of insurance. We also have numerous Spanish speaking centers for patients who are not native English speakers.