Fall is officially here, and that means the kids are back-to-school, competitive sports are in full-swing, and days of extreme summer heat are behind us. Unfortunately, these seasonal changes also provide us with some pretty unpleasant gifts such as: an obnoxious spike in germ-sharing, athletic injuries galore and pesky allergy symptoms…just to name a few.

Whatever the ailment, scoring a doctor’s appointment ASAP is not always easy. Thankfully, urgent care centers such as AFC Urgent Care offer the convenience of immediate medical attention for walk-in patients seven days a week…and they’re coming to West Chester, PA!

This October, AFC Urgent Care will open at 510 East Gay Street in West Chester, a neighbor to their other locations in Downingtown and Phoenixville. The addition of the West Chester, PA office will support AFC Doctor’s Express’ continued mission to, “provide a more convenient model to access medical care in Chester County.”

Since AFC’s acquisition of Doctor’s Express in April 2013, the company is now the second largest privately owned urgent care operator in the country. In the past thirty years, owner and founder D. Bruce Irwin, M.D. has built a business of 60 centers across the country. The addition of Doctor’s Best allows AFC to, “work together to create a new benchmark for top quality medical care.” With centers in over twenty states, it’s clear AFC Urgent Care is making an impact.

Medical care in West Chester, PA just got more convenient! As a new addition to the community, AFC Urgent Care has a few things they want you to know. First, toss out the myth that urgent care centers are “unaffordable.” The truth is that Urgent Care centers cost a fraction of an ER visit, in addition to accepting most insurances. Skeptical of the range of care at an Urgent Care center? You may be surprised to find that AFC Urgent Care offers more services than a doctor’s office (including labs, x-rays, worker’s comp and employer paid services). There’s no gimmicks; AFC delivers top-quality treatment with the promise of a physician, x-ray and MA technicians always on staff.

The future of AFC Urgent Care looks bright; rapid growth is expected for Urgent Care centers in the next decade. Urgent Care centers are the new model for medical care, and AFC is “poised to take advantage of the opportunity.”

The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce is excited to welcome AFC to our community, and we want you to join us in celebration! AFC Urgent Care will host its Grand Opening Celebration on September 29, 2015 from 5pm-7pm. Stop by their new state-of-the-art facility for light refreshments and food. Leaders of AFC will be present at the event, including Mark Ludwick and Jeff Evons, Dr. Leonard Sax and Dr. Richard Waldman…a group dedicated to “chang[ing] the face of health care in West Chester, PA.”

For more information about AFC Urgent Care West Chester, PA, visit their website at www.afcurgentcarewestchester.com. We hope to see you next Tuesday as we welcome another member to the West Chester, PA Community!