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


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.

4 thoughts on “The Difference Between Emergency Room and Urgent Care | AFC Urgent Care – Fairfield, CT

  1. Is it just me or do these places suck? Like every example I know of is either a misdiagnosis or they just take money and tell you what you already know. Like the time my hand was broken and they told me I had a contusion.

  2. WHAT AN IDIOT ,EMERGENCY ROOM SHOULD BE FREE URGENT HEALTH CARE WHERE DOCTORS SKILLS PROVIDE LIFE OR DEATH NOT YOUR ACCUNT OR MONEY,SHAME FOR ALL COUNTRIES WHERE INJURED PEOPLE SUFFERED OR KICK OUT FROM HOSPITALS BEACUSE OFF INCCURANCE OR NO MONEY.THIS NOT MEDICINE THIS IS ROBBERY BY WHITE UNIFORM WITH STATE BLESS FROM UNKNOWN NOT EDUCATED BIROCRASY GARBAGE

  3. Well I think it depends where you go.
    1-diagnostics first, this is where they tell u what u possibly already know
    2-Treatment, this is where the critical thinking of the Doctor comes in.

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