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How to Stay Safe at Your Summer Barbecue

Summertime is the best time for grilling outdoors with family and friends. But while you're grilling and chilling, we at AFC Urgent Care want to make sure you are staying safe, as well.

15th July 2016

FAQs From People Who Think They Have an STD

Let's face it. Thinking you might have an STD is scary. With just 29% of primary care doctors available to patients after-hours, you may panic at the thought of waiting to be tested. Luckily for you, there are more options available, such as urgent care services, that can test you when your doctor cannot.

15th July 2016

The Most Common Injuries and Illnesses Treated at Urgent Care

Imagine this: you're hurt or sick, but you’re not sure if you need medical attention right away. Should you treat your symptoms at home? Should you make an appointment with your primary care physician? Should you go to the emergency room?

14th July 2016

Lower Your Risk of Contracting Zika While on Vacation

The Zika virus is a growing concern for people that are making travel plans, as it has begun spreading rapidly through new regions in Central America and the United States. The Zika virus typically has very mild symptoms, but it can put people at risk of complications such as infant microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome.

8th July 2016

Save a Visit to Urgent Care and Walk Your Way to Healthy

For most of us, exercising and eating healthy is sometimes easier said than done. Fortunately, there are options available to let you know that it doesn't have to be this way. For one thing, walking does not get the credit it deserves for being the perfect way to kick-start your healthy lifestyle.

20th June 2016

Give Your Dad the Gift of Health This Father's Day

Growing up, Dad looked out for your health and safety to make sure you reached adulthood in one piece. Now that Dad is getting older, there are things you can do to return the favor. If you see some healthy changes your dad could make in his life, but you don’t know how to help him do so, read on!

17th June 2016

FAQs on Walk In Clinics, Answered

With as little as 29% of primary care doctors offering extended business hours, it's no wonder why walk in medical clinics are becoming more popular. For those who have questions about urgent care, here are a few things you may be interested in learning.

Do I have to make an appointment?

16th June 2016

What is Urgent Care and When Should You Use it?

When a medical problem arises that requires attention, you have a couple of options. You can go to your primary care physician, go to the emergency room, or go to an urgent care center. Determining which of these options to choose can often be a confusing process, though. But what is urgent care, anyway? Fortunately, the answers aren't too difficult to find.

14th June 2016

Staying Safe at the Beach!

Summer is prime time for beach action, and for good reason! The surf and the sand are so much easier to enjoy when it’s warm enough to play in them. But there are some risks you might not know about lurking in the depths. As we reach the end of Rip Current Awareness Week on June 5 through June 11, 2016, it's important to remember to practice safe beach behaviors any time you're at the coast.

10th June 2016

Let’s Celebrate World No Tobacco Day!

What would the world be like with no tobacco use? For one day, the World Health Organization (WHO) wants us to try and find out. WHO coordinates the annual World No Tobacco Day with the goal of eliminating tobacco use around the world.

26th May 2016