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Thursday, July 13, 2017
National Walk-in Healthcare Center Opens in Shelton
SHELTON - American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s leading provider
of walk-in urgent care and occupational medicine, celebrated its grand opening July 10 at its newest Connecticut center at 389 Bridgeport Ave. in Shelton.
Mayor Mayor Mark
Lauretti and Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce President Bill Purcell were among the invited guests for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
provides fast, affordable care for sprains, fractures, concussions and many
illnesses as well as routine health needs.Board-certified physicians and other medical professionals treat
patients efficiently and with compassion in a clean, family-friendly
environment.Patients appreciate the
walk-in convenience, avoiding the extensive wait times and high copays of
hospital emergency rooms or longer lead times for primary care appointments.
The Shelton site will be open seven days a
week from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
state-of-the-art urgent care facility administers on-site X-rays and lab tests;
sports and school physicals; vaccinations; travel medicine; occupational health
tests such as employment physicals and drug screening; and workers compensation
services that save time and money for both employees and employers.With comprehensive care options and in-house
lab capabilities, doctors can spend more time focused on patients.The urgent care accepts most insurance plans
and self-payment.AFC’s goal is to be a
one-stop medical resource for children, adults of all ages, businesses and
community groups that delivers exceptional care and a great customer experience
at affordable prices.
Steven Heffer, M.D., AFC owner and medical director, is opening his fourth clinic
in Shelton following the success of two Bridgeport
centers and a Fairfield location.Dr.
Heffer has over 20 years of experience in emergency medical care and is board-certified
in emergency medicine.He finds deep
satisfaction in using his expertise to improve the quality of available care
and positively impact health services in each community.
2015 Dr. Heffer was recognized with the “Doctors of Distinction” Community
Service Award from the Fairfield County
Business Journal for his dedication to providing the highest quality medical
care, improved access to care and service to his community.He is currently National President of the
Physician Advisory Committee at American Family Care and has served as General
Practitioner of the Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team for the past three years.
goal in establishing AFC in Shelton is to offer area residents greater access
to high quality medical treatment that’s also fast, convenient and saves money,”
says Dr. Heffer. “Our patients’ care and
well-being are at the heart of our business.We aim to set a new standard in urgent care, contribute to the community
in multiple ways and become a trusted health resource for Shelton and
by Dr. Bruce Irwin with a single location in 1982, American Family Care has
pioneered the concept of non-emergency room urgent care. With its 2013
acquisition of the Doctors Express, AFC has become the nation's leading
provider of urgent care, accessible primary care, and occupational medicine,
with more than 170 clinics and 600 in-network physicians caring for nearly 3
million patients a year. 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. For more information,