Portland, OR — American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s largest provider of urgent care, accessible primary care, and occupational medicine, is pleased to announce it now offers virtual services. This convenient solution will serve rural communities where typical urgent care is unavailable or for individuals who simply do not want to come into the clinic. While this does not replace in-person visits for laceration care or blood tests, it will cover a host of other needs that do need immediate attention.
“AFC Portland is pleased to add virtual care services to our line of health care offerings. Having worked in rural communities, I have often heard from patients that they could have been seen faster or more easily if virtual care urgent care services were available,” said Dr. Andrew Miller, Chief Medical Officer at AFC urgent care Portland. “This video health expansion demonstrates that AFC continues to be a convenient, high-quality option for families and businesses, regardless of where in Oregon they live or work.”
For instance, AFC urgent care’s virtual care services are able to provide COVID treatment and access to the potent anti-viral medications Paxlovid and Molnupiravir through a video visit for patients with a positive home COVID test result. There is no cost to the patient for this medication from the clinic or their local pharmacy.
About American Family Care:
Founded by Dr. Bruce Irwin with a single location in 1982, American Family Care has pioneered the concept of convenient, patient-centric healthcare. Today, with more than 250 centers and 800 in-network physicians caring for nearly 3 million patients a year, AFC is the nation’s leading provider of urgent care, accessible primary care, and occupational medicine. Ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S., AFC’s stated mission is to provide the best healthcare possible, in a kind and caring environment, while respecting the rights of all patients, in an economical manner, at times and locations convenient to the patient.
AFC Portland opened in 2011 and independently owns and operates five urgent care centers in the Portland Metropolitan area. For information on local centers, visit afcpdx.wpengine.com.