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AFC Urgent Care wants to be your go-to medical clinic in Wichita, KS. Whenever you or anyone else in your family needs immediate care for a minor emergency, you can come see us without having to think about it first or having to make an appointment beforehand. We can help you and yours in many other ways too, so don’t hesitate to come to us when the situation is urgent; we’ll be here for you 7 days a week!
A medical clinic is different from a hospital (the emergency room or ER) or a doctor’s office. At a hospital, patients can receive healthcare for major, life-threatening conditions, but this isn’t possible at a doctor’s office or a medical clinic. With a doctor’s office, patients can get general healthcare, but it isn’t the best place to go when a health situation is minor and non-life-threatening, but still urgent. In this kind of situation, a medical clinic in the best option. You can think of it like this: the hospital is where you go for major emergencies, the doctor’s office is where you go for non-emergencies, and the medical clinic is for minor emergencies.
You can come to a medical clinic like ours for any kind of minor health situation and service. For example, you can see us for physical exams, immunizations, occupational health, STD testing, common infections like urinary tract infections, minor injuries like minor ankle sprains, mild illnesses like strep throat, management of chronic conditions, and more. Anyone of any age in your family can come to our medical clinic for care.
There are a number of reasons why it’s important to visit a medical clinic. For one, whenever a health situation is minor but still urgent, you’ll want to receive treatment right away. For instance, if you have a minor fracture, you’ll want to have it treated quickly before it worsens. A medical clinic will be able to see you right away without the need for an appointment.
Also, whenever a health situation is minor and non-life-threatening, it’s best to visit a medical clinic instead of the ER. The ER is primarily for patients with major, life-threatening situations, so if you go there for a minor situation, you’ll have to wait until those patients are treated, and you’ll inconvenience the ER staff too. However, if you’re unsure whether your health situation is minor or major, then you must go to the ER. But if you’re sure that the situation minor, go to a medical clinic instead.
A medical clinic can help you in so many ways. The physician there can diagnose and treat common conditions before they become worse, the physician can help you manage a chronic condition whenever your primary care physician isn’t available, and any service is available on a walk-in basis.
Here are a few tips to help you prepare for an appointment with a medical clinic like AFC Urgent Care:
Also, after your appointment, discuss the appointment with your primary care doctor. Here at AFC Urgent Care, we can send test and treatment results to him or her for you.
To make an appointment with us here at AFC Urgent Care, give us a call at (316) 440-2712. You can also come visit us without making an appointment first, as we’re a walk-in clinic too! You’ll find us over at 3161 N. Rock Road, Suite A Wichita, Kansas, 67226, and you’ll find directions over on our Directions page. We’re open for you and your family 7 days a week, Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm, and Sunday 9am to 3pm.
Come see us today or book with us soon. We look forward to your visit!
With state-of-the-art centers and a professional medical team, AFC provides on-site X-rays, labs, procedures, and more!
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.