AFC of Portland Joins National Health Initiative Aimed at Men

AFC of Portland, a leading provider of urgent care, primary care and other quickly accessible medical services, announced that they will be participating in “Man Up Checkup”, a national campaign promoting regular health screenings for men. In observance of National Men’s Health Month, this program is meant to encourage men that typically avoid regular doctor visits to take preventable health issues and early detection more seriously.

To lessen the perceived burden often associated with visiting a doctor’s office, the Man Up Checkup ( will allow men to walk in to any AFC clinic, now through the end of June, and get a basic checkup for just $49. The screening will include a few simple tests that can help doctors identify and treat a variety of illnesses that are common amongst men. And best of all, the appointment typically takes only 30 minutes.

Whether it’s due to a busy lifestyle or the general stigma around discussing health, men have become the largest demographic that is currently neglecting their health. In a recent survey conducted by the Cleveland Clinic, it was determined that approximately 60% of American men don’t get an annual physical on a regular basis. And 19% of the men that do go to the doctor admit that they only do it to curtail discussion about it with their significant other.

Although Men’s Health Month ends after June, AFC will continue to encourage men to stop by clinics for regular wellness visits. Whether or not a patient has selected an AFC doctor as their primary care physician, they can still schedule an annual exam, which is typically covered by insurance providers.

About AFC

Founded by Dr. Bruce Irwin with a single location in 1982, American Family Care has pioneered the concept of non-emergency room urgent care….

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