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Emergency Room Alternative in Edison & South Plainfield, NJ
Over the last 20 years, emergency room visits have increased roughly 30% nationwide, leading to longer wait times; particularly for patients with lower acuity illnesses or injuries. It is estimated that approximately 27% of all ER visits nationwide (31.6 million annual visits) are non-life threatening; which means that those patients can readily be treated in an urgent care setting such as our AFC Urgent Care Center in South Plainfield NJ.
We are an alternative venue of care to the ER for non-life threatening illnesses and injuries. At AFC Urgent Care you can walk-in and be seen with minimal wait times in a comfortable office environment and be treated by board-certified physicians at a fraction of the cost of an ER visit. Since we accept most major health insurance plans, your out-of-pocket expense is typically your co-pay for a specialist office visit as opposed to the much higher co-pay associated with a visit to the ER. For those patients without health insurance, you can be seen and treated for a fraction of the cost you would otherwise have to pay following a lengthy wait in the ER.
For more information, call AFC Urgent Care South Plainfield at (908) 222-3500 or stop by our urgent care center at 907 Oak Tree Avenue, Oak Park Commons, South Plainfield, NJ 07080.
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.