The professional team of doctors at the AFC Urgent Care and Family Care walk-in clinics in Chattanooga, Cleveland, and Hixson want to provide a safe and accessible alternative to the ER, when the need arises. U.S. World and News Report reports that about 75% of children’s ER visits occur at night or on weekends, when their primary care physician (PCP) is unavailable. Many of these trips are due to respiratory illnesses, or other similar illnesses, that could be treated with their PCP.   With ER costs being on average four times higher than regular doctor visits, in addition having dramatically longer wait times, the American public is looking for a better solution for non-life-threatening medical situations. Urgent care centers offer that solution. AFC Family Care and Urgent Care is able to treat a wide variety of common illnesses and ailments, and is far more cost and time-effective than the ER. Patients at AFC are typically in and out in about an hour, with an average bill of $60. “AFC Family Care and Urgent Care can be your family’s alternative to the ER,” said Dr. Todd Rudolph, Medical Director with AFC Urgent Care and Family Care of East Tennessee. “Not only will you be treated by a team of licensed physicians and nurses, but you will be seen quickly and treated with great care, all in a safe and trustworthy environment.” Please visit one of our convenient AFC Urgent Care and Family Care walk-in clinics in Hixson, Cleveland, or Chattanooga. SOURCE:]]>