Urgent Care, Roger Stanmore

American Family Care (AFC), a leading provider of accessible primary care and urgent care, has opened Birmingham’s 14th urgent care medical center. The expansion suggests that the Birmingham community continues to embrace the presence of quality health care that’s accessible and economical. Additionally, the new facility promises to be an additional and needed source of accelerated care.

The new medical center, located in Tennehill Promende shopping center, near the junction of I-459 and I-20, and its AFC’s 46th in Alabama and 160th facility nationwide. The opening of the location grants a continuous opportunity to serve new patients and provide that care at a lower rate while saving patients’ time.

American Family Care has provided non-emergency care from more than 33 years, pioneering the concept of this form of care. Their reach spans 26 states, and each of AFC’s medical centers are designed to provide treatment for primary care, urgent care and minor emergency. These centers are equipped with high-tech equipment, including digital x-rays, electronic medical records, on-site lab testing and state of the art diagnostics. Most importantly, these clinics are staffed with compassionate and sympathetic health care professions, who are available to clients daily between the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The first American Family Care was founded in Hoover, Alabama in 1982. In 2013, AFC acquire the Doctors Express franchise, which further positioned them to 160 clinics, which is staffed with 500 in-network physicians. AFC provides care to more than 2 million patients each year, offering them services that are economical, timely and convenient. 

Alabama and every other state in the nation has benefited from the urgent care model, which has established itself as an essential aid. Urgent care does what many models can not. It offers express care to patients within a setting that’s clean and stocked with state of the art medical equipment. Also, seasoned professions move quickly while being attentive, which differs greatly from a reality where patients wait for nearly an hour to see a doctor who doesn’t have the time or interest to give them the care and understanding that they should.