AFC Waltham
Urgent Care Vs Minute Clinic

CALL US TODAY | (781) 894-6900

Schedule Appointment

Schedule your visit online or walk in today!

Schedule Now
Call Our Center

Contact us for up to date information

(781) 894-6900

Find The Location Nearest Covid-19 Testing

We think you’re located in zip code 02451. Not Right?

Urgent Care Vs Minute Clinic

Waltham Urgent Care Vs Minute Clinic at AFC Urgent Care

Many healthcare consumers and patients may have started to see walk-in clinics sprouting up in places like grocery stores, pharmacies, and similar retail locations.
These clinics, commonly referred to as “Minute Clinics," are aimed to provide fast healthcare services. However, these clinics usually don’t have the capabilities to create both high-quality and convenient healthcare services for patients. In addition, many patients confuse these clinics with urgent care centers.
At AFC Waltham, we provide high-quality healthcare services that are designed to fit your schedule. Unlike a Minute Clinic, our urgent care center is staffed with board-certified physicians to provide extensive healthcare services that are commonly associated with emergency care. Here are the main differences between an urgent care center and a Minute Clinic:

AFC Urgent Care Waltham Features:

  • Staffed with board-certified physicians that guide your healthcare needs with attention and focus
  • Equipped with lab and x-ray services without needing to outsource to another facility
  • Able to treat significant injuries including bone breaks, sprains, and painful muscle injuries
  • Provides screenings for several chronic diseases, well-child visits, sport and camp physicals, and other health exams
  • Employers can use urgent care facilities to manage occupational health services like drug, pulmonary, vision, and hearing tests to evaluate a person’s ability to work
  • Patients can check-in online, call ahead for an appointment, or walk-in during normal hours


  • No online check-in
  • Usually no licensed physician on site
  • Limited preventive care services
  • Limited injury treatment capabilities

If you need urgent care services, or want to learn more about AFC Urgent Care Waltham, please call 781.894.6900 or visit us via walk-in visit! Let us be your quick and convenient local provider of all your urgent care needs!

AFC Urgent Care Logo How Can We Help?
CALL US | (781) 894-6900
AFC Urgent Care Logo
Schedule Appointment Schedule Now

AFC Urgent Care FAQs

  • When should I choose urgent care?

    If you’re dealing with a pressing, non-life-threatening medical issue and don’t want to see a doctor, urgent care could be for you. AFC walk-in clinics are able to see patients dealing with allergic reactions, broken bones, colds and flus, and much more.

  • Do I need insurance to visit AFC?

    At AFC we offer very competitive rates for self-pay urgent care and walk-in clinic services. We understand that not everyone may have an insurance plan and we make sure that our out-of-pocket patients are given the same high-quality medical treatment that we give to all our patients.

  • How long will my visit take?

    The main advantage of choosing AFC is our short wait times – often under 15 minutes. The total length of your visit will depend on what you’re being seen for, but many patients can be in and out of our clinics in around 30 minutes.

Q&A You Want to Answer?

AFC Urgent Care Logo

Don't wait to get the medical attention you need.

CALL US TODAY | (781) 894-6900

Recent Blogs

About Our Services:

Call (781) 894-6900 for more information about our Waltham urgent care services.