How to Appreciate National Urgent Care Awareness Month

nurseThe Urgent Care Association of America helps highlight the benefits of urgent care by recognizing every May as National Urgent Care Awareness Month. The goal of this initiative is to share the contributions that urgent care providers have brought to the United States.

Prior to urgent care, there were two go-to options for prompt medical care: the emergency room and the primary care physician’s office. However, it’s just about as difficult to see your primary care physician on the same day, as it is to get in-and-out of the ER in a timely manner. But when urgent care was first introduced, it offered families a convenient option to receive walk-in medical care. Yet, what makes AFC Urgent Care Worcester stand above other urgent care centers is our devotion to perfectly bridging the gap between the ER and your primary care physician’s office. We accomplish this by creating the same laid-back, family-friendly atmosphere as your primary care physician’s office while offering the walk-in availability of the local ER, just minus the wait time and inconvenience.

Why Go To Urgent Care Over the ER?

For life-threatening injuries and illnesses, the ER is the best option. However, for sudden injuries and illnesses that aren’t life-threatening, urgent care centers, such as AFC Urgent Care Worcester are the most convenient and accessible option. Our team of board-certified physicians has extensive experience in a number of medical fields, giving our center the ability to treat a variety of medical conditions, including:

  • Cuts/Lacerations
  • Bronchitis, Pneumonia & Strep
  • Influenza & Respiratory Infections
  • Joint & Back Pain
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Ear Infections

By visiting AFC Urgent Care Worcester, you will also save money by skipping the ER, as we accept most health insurances and offer affordable self-pay options. Unlike the ER, most insurance companies will only require you to pay the same co-pay as at your primary care physician’s office, as opposed to the expensive ER co-pay.

Why Go to AFC Urgent Care Worcester Instead of My Primary Care Physician’s Office?

Having a primary care physician is vital for everyone. Your family doctor can help with early detection, which can be potentially life-saving. However, for everyday medical needs, there’s no option more convenient than AFC Urgent Care Worcester. We offer sports & camp physicals, along with flu shots, travel medicine and pre-employment physicals seven days a week on a walk-in basis.

If your family physician is booked, there’s no better option than AFC Urgent Care Worcester. For more information, call us at 508.755.4010 or visit us any day of the week – no appointment necessary!