Did you know that 7 out of 10 of the most common reasons for an ER visit can actually be treated at an urgent care center? Urgent Care centers can treat most non-life threatening injuries and illnesses without the expensive ER visit and long ER waits. Costs are, in most cases, much less than at an ER, often no more than a standard doctor’s copay.

Below is a good outline of when urgent care is needed, and alternately, when the emergency room is a better choice.

Urgent Care vs. ER

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What we in urgent care hear the most  feedback about is how easy the experience was, as compared to the ER.

This is what some of our happy patients had to say about their experience:

“While working out on Saturday morning, I tore my calf muscle. I knew that I needed to be evaluated, but I didn’t want to spend 10 hours in the ER. Upon entering on Boulevard in West Hartford, I was greeted with smiles by the staff at the desk. What was even more impressive was that I was seen within 15 minutes! I received excellent care from the staff. I was medically evaluated, fitted for a cast, my crutches were adjusted, my prescriptions were sent electronically to my pharmacy, and I got a note for work….all in just 2 hours!!!! Thanks team!!!”

“A big thanks to for making me their priority …. I had an issue with my insurance & Doctor Jeremy forgive me this once and took me in. He was very courteous, friendly, down to earth & “caring”. I can see that he actually love what he does. I’m grateful for you guys help, continue being the gracious & merciful doctor you are. And a very big thank you to the staff for finding different ways to make sure a doctor see me, despite my insurance issue. Thank you a lot”

We also offer online registration for all patients for faster service:

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We also make payments simple. We accept most insurances including the CT exchange plans. We’re open 7 days a week and offer convenient hours, 8am-8pm weekdays and 8am-5pm on the weekends. If you have a non life-threatening urgent care needs visit AFC Urgent Care West Hartford today at 1030 Boulevard or call us at 860.986.6440.

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