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SmartHealth PayCard and American Family Care Join Forces in Texas to Make Healthcare More Affordable and Accessible

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SmartHealth PayCard, LLC™ a leading FinTech pioneer committed to changing the culture of healthcare payments, today announced a partnership with American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s leading walk-in clinic for urgent care, occupational medicine and accessible primary care.

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The SmartHealth PayCard™ Mastercard®, a national credit card dedicated solely to healthcare expenses, will be introduced in AFC clinics in Houston and Dallas, making it easier for patients to manage their health with affordable payment options. For 35 years, American Family Care has earned a reputation as a trusted healthcare provider with conveniently located and well-equipped centers. AFC patients who sign up with SmartHealth PayCard can immediately pay for visits, while enjoying a prescription savings program. At no additional cost, they also receive up to $5,000 in Accident Medical Expense benefits and $5,000 Accidental Death Insurance.

Native Texans and co-founders of SmartHealth PayCard, Jeff Blankinship and Paul Clampitt, are committed to eliminating the burden of medical expenses. “The SmartHealth PayCard is a financial cure for healthcare,” says Blankinship. “Our credit card is designed to ease the burden of medical expenses, giving Americans the means to pay for health needs right away and getting healthcare providers paid at time of service, so they can focus on providing exceptional care.”

Houston-based AFC Urgent Care franchisee, Shaun Gill, is at the frontline of healthcare with clinics operating 7 days a week. Gill sees how much families struggle to cover medical expenses. “Our patients shouldn’t worry about how they are going to pay for our services,” he says. “SmartHealth PayCard offers patients unprecedented benefits and a revolving credit line at substantially lower terms than other financing options.”

SmartHealth PayCard looks forward to introducing exciting new features onto the card in the coming months as it expands its role as a financial cure for healthcare.

About SmartHealth PayCard, LLC

SmartHealth PayCard seeks to empower individuals and families with financial solutions and resources to simplify and improve healthcare. The team at SmartHealth PayCard has extensive experience in healthcare, insurance, government regulations, and finance. We seek to introduce transformative change to healthcare that benefits patients, healthcare providers, and society at large. Visit

About American Family Care:

Founded by Dr. Bruce Irwin with a single location in 1982, American Family Care has pioneered the concept of non-emergency room urgent care. AFC has become the nation’s leading provider of urgent care, accessible primary care, and occupational medicine, with 200 clinics and 600 in-network physicians caring for nearly 3 million patients a year. AFC’s mission is to provide the best healthcare possible in an economical manner. Visit