May 30, 2018

Western CT Health Network aligns with urgent care provider

American Family Care and the Western Connecticut Medical Group (WCMG) are joining forces to improve their referral services at numerous locations across the state.

WCMG, an affiliate of the three-hospital Western Connecticut Health Network -- which recently agreed to a merger with Health Quest Systems -- said patients from AFC's nine Fairfield County locations will have improved access to WCMG if follow-up care is required.

In addition, WCMG patients who need non-emergency treatment during nights, weekends or holidays will be informed about the immediate services available at AFC's urgent care clinics. AFC clinics would then return follow-up information to the patient's WCMG physician to coordinate care.

"This relationship is completely aligned with our patient-centric approach to health care", Tom Kelly, AFC's local area executive, said.

WCMG will maintain its two existing offices that offer urgent care and walk-in services, said Richard Gemming, executive director of WCMG. Gemming said its new partnership with AFC will further its urgent care reach in retail centers.

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