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The Difference Between Emergency Room and Urgent Care | AFC Urgent Care – Fairfield, CT

October 12, 2019


Hi, I am Dr. Steven Heffer. I am the owner and Medical Director of AFC Urgent Care in Fairfield and Bridgeport CT. I have worked in ER for 20 years, and during that period of time I have seen thousands of patients. Many with non-life-threatening illnesses that I felt cloud have been seen in a different setting. Urgent Care is the ER alternative – we are a health facility that expeditiously takes care of most minor medical problems that were formerly seen in the emergency rooms. But now can be seen in an urgent care setting where we can take care of them much more quickly and efficiently for a variety of issues such as lacerations, broken bones, infectious illnesses; like colds, coughs, fevers and variety of other medical problems that are non-life-threatening. AFC Urgent Care is owned, operated and staffed locally, and we are a part of national organization which has been in the urgent care business for over 33 years. We accept most major medical insurances, which include Medicare, Medicaid, and State insurances. If you are uninsured we also have very affordable cash pay rates for you as well. Studies have shown that visits through the Urgent Care center can cost up to 80% less than had you gone through the emergency room with the same problem. You can see a board certified physician everyday and no appointment is ever needed. So, keep us in mind that at AFC Urgent Care — we have ER skills without the ER bills.

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