Why Urgent Care?
Urgent care centers, sometimes called walk-in clinics, have become a very popular medical solution for millions of Americans. They provide convenience and affordability that are not possible with more traditional medical providers. Urgent care allows a patient to be taken care of immediately, even in the evening and on weekends, without having to wait for an appointment with a primary care physician. And urgent care visits are typically a fraction of the cost and time of hospital emergency rooms visits.
The American Family Care Difference
American Family Care centers take urgent care to a new level by offering additional on-site services such as x-rays and labs, improved wait times, speedier visits, and more highly trained medical staff than other urgent care providers. We are also open early and late, seven days per week. All of our centers accept most local and national insurance plans and offer very affordable self-pay options.
While all of our centers provide exceptional “Family Care” to everyone from children to seniors, many of our centers also offer the convenience of long-term care and insurance processing of primary care facilities.
Patient Services Provided
Most visits to a primary care physician can be handled immediately by one of our walk-in medical centers. Plus, we can provide nearly all of the non-life-threatening treatments of an emergency room. Below is a list of medical services provided by our centers:
Let’s face it we are not invincible. We are just as vulnerable to contract silly illnesses like a cold or laryngitis than we’d like to admit, despite our best efforts to remain healthy. Suffering from common issues such as ear infections, bronchitis, strep throat, or the stomach flu can be a nuisance to your everyday life. There is also the headache of trying to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician who might not be able to see you right away. This is why you should visit us here at AFC.
Our walk-in urgent care center is open 7 days a week, no appointments necessary. Our physicians treat common illness and injuries such as joint sprains, minor cuts and lacerations, sinus infections, swimmer’s ear and much more on a daily basis. If you feel that your illness is non-life threatening and cannot wait to be seen by your primary care physician, don’t suffer a minute longer – stop by AFC today!
- Injuries & Accidents
When you get hurt and are suffering from an injury from an accident, your immediate thought is to go straight to the emergency room. But did you know that your local AFC location can treat non-life threatening injuries such as broken bones and fractures, complex lacerations and cuts, whiplash, back pain and joint pains? Skip the long wait times and costly medical expenses of an emergency room and visit our location today.
We are conveniently open 7 days a week and offer extended hours so that you don’t have to go to the ER if you truly don’t have to. We accept most major health insurance plans, and if we don’t accept your specific plan, we offer affordable self-pay options as well!
- Adult Medicine
Adults who are suffering from particular illnesses such as arthritis, diabetes, diverticulitis, gout, or hypertension can be treated at their local AFC center 7 days a week. We understand how scary the unknown can be, which is why we won’t keep you in the dark. Our team of skilled physicians who have experience with certain diseases can help diagnose and treat whatever concerns you have about your health.
There is no need to make an appointment for you to come see our physicians; you can walk-in 7 days a week! We do not require a referral from your doctor, but if you’d like for us to have your records on file, we’d be happy to work with your primary care on getting the necessary information!
- Pediatric Medicine*
We provide children with the utmost medical care and attention for all sorts of non-life threatening injuries and illnesses. If your child is suffering from a skin condition such as eczema, acne, psoriasis or dry skin, our staff is capable of providing treatment for these uncomfortable situations. Is your child a lover of sports? Chances are, they might come across athlete’s foot or swimmer’s itch at some point in their career, which is something our physicians can easily diagnose and provide a treatment for!
If your child’s pediatrician is unavailable and they are in need of immediate care, stop by AFC today. We are open 7 days a week and offer extended hours, making us your number one convenient stop for your child’s health care!
- Preventative Care*
American Family Care specializes in more than just treatment and diagnosis. Our AFC centers can also assist you with a variety of preventative care measures. Between our centers’ on-site laboratories and experienced medical providers, we take the measures necessary to ensure you don’t get sick or injured.
Some preventative care health services we provide includes administering vaccines, urinalysis services, testing for diabetes, hypothyroidism and colorectal cancer. Our best treatment services involve us taking the steps to make sure our patients don’t get sick or injured in the first place. Between our vaccinations, diagnosis services and physical exams, our centers excel in testing for potential medical conditions. Our physical exams specialize in ensuring our patients are as healthy as possible by testing for blood pressure, cholesterol and more!
- Lab Tests*
Nearly all American Family Care centers have a state-of-the art lab on site that performs a variety of lab testing services designed to help diagnose a variety of medical services. Our centers test for all the most common STDs along with popular illnesses such as the flu and strep throat. Our centers also have the capability to test for more complicated conditions such as arthritis, mononucleosis, thyroid-related illnesses.
Using our high-end technology, our labs can also perform lab services such as microscopies, full lab panels and urinalysis. These services are all available on a walk-in basis, allowing any potential concerns regarding your health to be resolved within just a matter of days.
The invention of vaccinations paved the way for healthier and longer-living generations. At American Family Care, we ensure each of our centers are stocked with a number of vaccinations that can help guarantee that you and all your family members are properly immunized.
All throughout flu season, our centers are stocked with flu shots – all available on a walk-in basis. Our centers also administer vaccines for conditions like polio, measles, meningitis, and hepatitis A & B. Many of our centers also carry travel vaccines that help our travel-bound patients fend off foreign diseases. Make sure to call or visit your local center’s website to see if they carry the travel vaccinations you require.
- Physical Exams
Has it been way too long since you’ve seen a doctor? Visit us at any of our American Family Care centers to receive your physical exam from one of our board-certified physicians. Receiving a physical helps ensure that you don’t have any conditions that may lead to life-threatening illnesses. We monitor and test our patients’ heart rates, blood pressure, cholesterol and a number of other attributes.
We also administer several specialty physicals, designed for both patient and employer application. This includes DOT physicals, immigration physicals, pre-employment physicals and executive physicals. To receive your physical, feel free to visit us any day of the week – with no appointment necessary!
When to Visit an Emergency Room
Some injuries and illnesses are serious enough that they should only be handled in an emergency room. The following are examples of conditions that should be taken immediately to an emergency center:
- Anything Potentially Life-threatening
- Electrical shock
- Pregnancy complications
- Severe abdominal pain
- Severe allergic reactions
- Severe burns
- Severe choking including drowning
- Severe/open fractures
- Signs of stroke or heart attack
Digital X-Ray Services*
American Family Care offers state of the art Digital X-Ray Suites at most of our locations for your quality of care. We transitioned to digital x-ray systems to improve the quality of the images, faster image processing and faster diagnostics by our physicians. Whether you’re facing a broken bone or pneumonia, we have the technology needed on site to diagnosis, treat, and get you back on your way. Our facilities can perform x-rays on almost any body part from head to toe.
- Upper Extremities: fingers, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, humerus, radius
- Lower Extremities: toes, foot, ankle, leg, knee, tibia, femur
- Chest / Lungs
- Spine: Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar
- Skull: Head, Nose
- Pelvis / Hips
American Family Care. The Right Care. Right Now.
We are available 7 days a week, 364 days a year with extended hours, without an appointment and short wait times.