AFC Urgent Care Danbury In the News

Danbury Urgent Care In the News

February 21, 2021: Danbury Doctor tries to end rumors regarding Coronavirus vaccine 

Dr. Ali Rifhtkhar meets with News 12’s Gwen Edwards to debunk a lot of the myths and rumors behind the new COVID-19 vaccines. Watch the full video here.

July 13, 2017: Third AFC Urgent Care Opens in Danbury 

Tom Kelly knew something had to change — the “corporate rat race” was wearing on him and he spent weeks on end traveling as his children grew up without him.
Then came the crossroads: Uproot his family and accept a lucrative corporate position in Alabama or get off the “spinning wheel” and find something else to do. He chose the latter and, with the help of his friend Ron Krippner, decided to open an urgent care business. Read more

May 31, 2017: Urgent Care Centers Multiply in Connecticut

More than a dozen urgent care centers are expected to open statewide within the next year, including new collaborations with hospitals, and expansions of small, existing clinics to new locations. The demand for affordable, after-hours, high quality care is continuing to spur the expansion of these walk-in clinics, dubbed urgent care centers, in Connecticut and across the U.S. Read more

January 11, 2017: Four AFC Urgent Care Centers Earn Urgent Care Certification

West Hartford News: American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s leading provider of urgent care and occupational medicine, announced today that four centers in Connecticut have received the prestigious Certified Urgent Care Designation from the Urgent Care Association of America. Co-owned by Tom Kelly and Ron Krippner, the centers are located in West Hartford , New Britain, and two locations in Danbury. Read more

January 2 2017: Press Release: AFC  Urgent Care to Open Its’ Newest Location in Vernon Late Spring 2017

AFC Urgent Care is pleased to announce the opening of its 12th Connecticut urgent care center which will be located at 179 Talcotville Rd. Vernon, CT. The new location, which was formerly a Battison’s, will now have convenient accessibility with ample parking. “The city of Vernon is extremely business friendly. As in the past, the city works to create an environment where businesses can open and flourish,” said owner Tom Kelly. “Our newest center is located in a commercial artery of Vernon which lacks medical care alternatives. Our goal is to bring the nicest, most modern medical facility to the Talcotville Rd corridor.” Read more

November 7, 2016: AFC Urgent Care Offering Free Flu Shots for Vets on Veterans Day

Hartford Courant: Dr. Iftikhar Ali, Medical Director of AFC Urgent Care is offering free flu shots to retired members of the military on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11th, in appreciation for their service at their four locations:
135 East Main Street in New Britain
1030 Boulevard in West Hartford
2 Main Street in Danbury
100 Mill Plain Road in Danbury.
Additionally, during the month of November, everyone can be protected with a flu shot for only $15. Read more

August 19, 2016: AFC: Fastest Growing Health Company in the U.S., Per Inc. 5000

Journal of Urgent Care Medicine: For the second year in a row (and third time in 4 years), American Family Care (AFC) has earned a place on the Inc. 5000 list, which ranks the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The company was #1,298 on the list year, but rose to 1,010 this year. AFC also ranked as the fastest growing health-related company in the U.S., based on revenue growth of >300% for the second straight year. Read more

August 3, 2016: AFC Urgent Care Danbury Gives Tips to Avoid Zika and West Nile Virus

Danbury Urgent Care Doc’s Look Beyond Olympics As Local Families Buzz About Best Ways to Protect Against Infected Mosquitoes

As many head towards Brazil this week to either attend the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro or visit family, local Connecticut docs warn that mosquito-borne diseases are increasing both globally and right here at home, taking a bite out of summer fun and posing serious health threats. Read more

April 15, 2015: Press Release: Brings 2nd Urgent Care Center to Danbury

In order to better serve the community, Urgent Care will open its second Danbury urgent care center on the west side of town in May. The first in CT, which opened March 2013,  is located at 2 Main Street in Danbury.  Soon, residents of Danbury, Ridgefield, New Fairfield, Redding, Brookfield, Brewster, New York and many other towns will have easy access to a state-of-the art, walk-in urgent care center located at 100 Mill Plain Rd, offering a combination of exceptional medical care and impeccable customer service. PR Underground

October 27, 2014: Press Release: Danbury Announces New West Side Danbury Center to Open

Danbury Patch: Danbury announced today plans to open a second urgent care center at 100 Mill Plain Rd. on Danbury’s west side this winter, bringing convenient, walk- in medical care and a second choice of locations  to the west side of Danbury, Bethel, Brookfield,  Ridgefield, Brewster NY, and Pawling NY. See full article in The Patch

September 29, 2014: Co-Owner Tom Kelly Interviewed About , Upcoming Pink Party Tom Kelly, Managing partner of Danbury and West Hartford was interviewed on Fox CT TV’s Morning Show about our support and sponsorship of the upcoming West Hartford Breast Cancer Awareness Event this coming Wednesday , Oct.1,  from 5-8 PM.
See the interview here:Pink Party

August 27, 2014: Fox CT ‘s Mommy Minute Talks to Dr. Brown About Concussions

Recently, the way we view concussions and how we treat them has taken a turn. In light of several lawsuits in the NFL, concussions are now viewed much more seriously and Connecticut is at the forefront of new legislation involving concussions. Medical Director Doctor Tom Brown talks about it in this Medical Minute, and was also recently interviewed by  FOX CT’s Sarah Cody, creator of the Mommy-Minute, who visited him at our sister center Urgent Care in West Hartford. Along with a local student athlete who suffered a concussion while playing hockey for the Hall High School & Conard High School girls ice hockey team in West Hartford. Dr. Tom Brown sat down with the family to discuss the head injury’s effect. Sarah Cody & the Mommy Minute CT team is helping  educate the public on the new regulatory changes and requirements for concussions as student athletes, their parents and their coaches prepare for the fall season, prior to getting out on the field.  See the interview

August 6, 2014:  Danbury Urgent Care Center Expedites Immigration Process

Offers Simplicity to the Often Complex and Overwhelming healthcare Component of Becoming a U.S. Citizen
DANBURY, CT: For those entering the country, and vacationing abroad, Urgent Care is now able to offer simplicity to the often complex and overwhelming process of the health care component of the immigration and citizenship process.  Read more…

April 29, 2014: Fox CT Interviews Dr. Brown on Safe Travel Tips and Immunizations

Dr. Brown is interviewed by Fox CT on safe travel tips for the summer, and what you can do to make sure you are prepared to travel overseas… Watch

April 21, 2014: Business Execs See Opportunity in Urgent Care As the father of four children, Tom Kelly says he’s spent his fair share of time in urgent care facilities for the litany of ailments and injuries to which kids typically fall victim. “At times, I felt I was there constantly,” he joked. But Kelly — a former corporate marketing executive — also saw a business opportunity in urgent care and a marketplace ripe for innovation….Read more

April 10, 2014: Press Release: Urgent Care Goes Online to Better Serve Community

The first Urgent Care Center in CT,  of Danbury, opened its’ doors to the public a year ago on March 23, 2013 and has been employing new media and creative online ways to improve patient doctor communications since the beginning. They are reaching out to the community in innovative and interactive ways… Read more

February 15, 2014: Urgent Care is on the Rise

Danbury News Times: Experts say the major factors behind the surge in urgent center growth can be attributed to the declining number of primary care doctors coupled with the rise of the newly insured under the Affordable Care Act, of which Danbury participates, accepting all of the Connecticut Health Exchange plans and customer demand for more affordable medical services Read More

January 9, 2014: As we are looking into the New Year

TribunaCT: It’s time to welcome 2014 with a commitment to a healthy lifestyle.  Many people make New Year’s resolutions only to quickly break them, primarily because they make one-time goals that are usually set too high. …Read More

August 7, 2013: Danbury Urgent Care Center Tackles Lyme Disease Using YouTube In the northeast especially, deer ticks abound and Lyme Disease is a real threat. Dr. Tom Brown Medical Director at Danbury shows ...Read More

April 18, 2013:Doctors Express Has Opened its Doors in Downtown Danbury!

TribunaCT: We are your one-stop neighborhood urgent care center and we are here to take care of everything from fractures, sprains, sutures and wounds to ear infections, the flu and everything in between. …Read More