afc marietta exteriorEvery year, the Urgent Care Association of America strives to highlight the benefits of urgent care by celebrating National Urgent Care Awareness Month in May. Before urgent care, the primary destinations for medical care was the doctor’s office and the ER. Since the introduction of urgent care, communities finally had access to walk-in medical care without the hassle and wait of the emergency room.

Here at American Family Care, we’ve revolutionized urgent care, as we’re open seven days a week with a board-certified physician always on staff. From the day we opened in Marietta, GA, our number one goal was providing the community with a convenient bridge between the primary care physician’s office and the ER. Now, today, we feel we’ve become the go-to destination for a wide range of medical services for residents of Marietta, GA.

Why Go to American Family Care Instead of the ER?

For life-threatening medical conditions, it’s vital to go to the emergency room. Yet, for sudden injuries and illnesses that aren’t necessarily life-threatening, urgent care offers a more cost-effective and convenient place for care. Our extensive list of injury and illness treatment services includes:

  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Bronchitis, Pneumonia and Respiratory Infections
  • Cuts & Lacerations
  • Joint Pain, Back Pain & Bruising

At the emergency room, there’s no telling how long you’ll need to wait. At American Family Care in Marietta, GA, we typically get patients in-and-out the door in under an hour. Additionally, our center accepts most insurances, making a visit to our center generally 1/5th the cost of the emergency room.

Why Should I Go to American Family Care When I Can Go to My Primary Care Physician’s Office?

What’s great about your family doctor is they treat you like a person instead of a patient, which is how you would be treated at the ER. But at American Family Care, we serve the people of Marietta like they’re our neighbors, as providing our patients with a top-quality experience is our highest priority.

We also offer some advantages over the primary care physician’s office. For example, we administer sports physicals on a walk-in basis 7 days a week, as sports physicals are required for children participating in sports or summer camp. Their pediatrician may be booked for weeks prior to the sports season, so American Family Care in Marietta, GA is, therefore, the best option for sports physicals.

For more information, call us at 678.348.5119 or walk into our center any day of the week. We look forward to helping you recognize the benefits of urgent care!