It is our mission 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.
In 1982, Dr. Bruce Irwin, M.D. opened the first American Family Care Clinic (AFC) in Hoover, Alabama. The company’s model of “putting the patient first" has made it an overwhelming success. All AFC’s clinics are designed, equipped and staffed to provide accessible primary care, urgent care, minor emergency treatment, and occupational medicine. Indeed, AFC has pioneered the concept of non-emergency room urgent care, resulting in an average patient visit of about an hour from registration to discharge. Underlying this efficiency is a high-tech, high-touch approach – including digital x-rays, on-site lab testing, state of the art diagnostics, electronic medical records, and well-trained teams of medical professionals.
By the end of 2019, AFC will operate more than 200 facilities in 26 states, and care for more than a million patients a year. During the next five years the company expects to have more than 500 urgent care clinics across the U.S., on its path to becoming one of the most widely-know and admired brands in health care.