KEY BENEFITS OF TAFEC MEMBERSHIP

The freestanding emergency care industry offers unique benefits when compared to other emergency and urgent care providers. TAFEC works with members to ensure the following standards are maintained

  • Access to emergency medical care is provided for every patient who comes to us.
  • Quality of care is unsurpassed, fully equipped for all medical emergencies and closely regulated by the state. These licensed facilities are required to have an ER physician on hand 24/7.
  • Convenience is unparalleled. Freestanding emergency centers are frequently closer and wait time is consistently quicker than hospital ERs, and unlike urgent-care facilities, we are required to be open 24/7 to provide all levels of care.
  • Cost is equal to or less than hospital ER care.
  • Satisfaction is superior among all urgent- and emergency-care providers for everyone involved – patients, physicians and staff.
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LICENSING

The Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers (TAFEC) is the first and only statewide association in the U.S. created especially to represent freestanding emergency centers.

Our members work to ensure that all Texans have timely access to high-quality emergency medical care. As licensed, regulated, fully functioning ERs equipped to handle medical emergencies 24/7, our members provide expert care at convenient community locations with minimal waiting. More information about licensing  can be found at the Texas Dep. of State Health Services.

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WHO WE ARE

The Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers (TAFEC) is a member-based association representing freestanding emergency centers in Texas, created to work with state leaders to advocate for fair regulation and to raise statewide awareness of freestanding emergency centers as a high-quality, accessible emergency medical care option.

We believe it is essential that an industry of regulated healthcare facilities speak with one united voice, and have a seat at the table when licensure laws and relevant regulations are discussed, negotiated or amended.

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