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New Doctor In Town: AFC Celebrates Opening of Shelton Urgent Care Clinic

The official ribbon-cutting at the grand opening of AFC Urgent Care in Shelton on Monday. See story for IDs.
The official ribbon-cutting at the grand opening of AFC Urgent Care in Shelton on Monday. See story for IDs. Photo Credit: Contributed

SHELTON, Conn. – American Family Care, a provider of walk-in urgent care and occupational medicine, has opened its newest Connecticut center at 389 Bridgeport Ave. in Shelton.

The AFC location is central to serving residents of Shelton, Derby, Ansonia and Monroe.

“Our goal in establishing AFC in Shelton is to offer area residents greater access to high quality medical treatment that’s also fast, convenient and saves money,” says Dr. Steven Heffer, AFC owner and medical director. “Our patients’ care and well-being are at the heart of our business. We aim to set a new standard in urgent care, contribute to the community in multiple ways and become a trusted health resource for Shelton and surrounding towns.”

The Shelton site is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

AFC provides fast, affordable care for sprains, fractures, concussions and many illnesses as well as routine health needs. Board-certified physicians and other medical professionals treat patients efficiently and with compassion in a clean, family-friendly environment. Patients find walk-in convenience, avoiding the extensive wait times and high copays of hospital emergency rooms or longer lead times for primary care appointments.

AFC’s state-of-the-art urgent care facility administers on-site X-rays and lab tests; sports and school physicals; vaccinations; travel medicine; occupational health tests such as employment physicals and drug screening; and workers compensation services that save time and money for both employees and employers.

The urgent care accepts most insurance plans and self-payment.

This is Heffer's fourth clinic, following the success of two Bridgeport centers and a Fairfield location. He has over 20 years of experience in emergency medical care and is board-certified in emergency medicine.

In 2015, Heffer was recognized with the “Doctors of Distinction” Community Service Award from the Fairfield County Business Journal for his dedication to providing the highest quality medical care, improved access to care and service to his community. He has served as General Practitioner of the Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team for the past three years.

For more information on AFC Shelton, please visit or call 203-567-4171.

Photo caption: George D. Mitchell Jr., board member of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, cuts the ribbon at the July 10 grand opening of AFC Urgent Care in Shelton. At left center are AFC owners Dr. Heena Sultan and Dr. Steven Heffer. John F. Anglace,Jr., president of the Shelton Board of Aldermen, spoke at the event on behalf of Mayor Mark Lauretti.

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