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Urgent Care

What Can I Do to Get Rid of My Ear Infection?

Although ear infections are most common in children who are age 7 or younger, teens and adults can experience the symptoms of an ear infection, too! No one wants to deal with the sometimes-agonizing pain of an ear infection. That’s why our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland would like to share some tips on […]

What Are the Main Causes of Kidney Stones?

Did you know? According to the National Kidney Foundation, it is estimated that one in 10 people living in the United States will have a kidney stone at some point in their lifetime. What Is the Main Cause of Kidney Stones? A kidney stone occurs when crystal-forming substances (like calcium and uric acid) stick together […]

When Should You See a Physician About Back Pain?

Ouch, my back! While back pain can happen to anyone at any time, here are the main causes of back pain, as well as steps you can take to find relief! How Common Is Back Pain? According to the American Chiropractic Association, around 80% of people living in the United States will experience back pain […]

Could My Sore Throat Be Strep Throat?

We grow up learning that sharing is caring. However, when it comes to germs, that is one thing you need to keep to yourself, especially when it comes to strep throat. What Causes Strep Throat? Strep throat is caused by group A streptococcus. It’s an intense inflammation of the throat that occurs because of a bacterial infection. […]

Can Cold Weather Cause a Cold?

 Old man winter might be moving into town, but that doesn’t mean you necessarily will be stuck at home with a cold because of it. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland wants you to know what can bring about the common cold, as well as ways to treat the cold virus as quickly as […]

Could I Have IBS?

According to the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders, Inc., irritable bowel syndrome (also known as IBS) affects approximately 25 to 45 million Americans. Are you one of them? Who Gets IBS? While anyone can get IBS, there are some groups of people who are at a higher risk than others. Women, people under the age […]

What Is the Best Thing to Do for a Urinary Tract Infection?

According to the Urology Care Foundation, UTIs lead to around 8.1 million healthcare visits each year. During Bladder Health Month this November, our team at AFC Urgent Care Portland want you to know the signs to look for when it comes to having a UTI, as well as ways you can treat the infection as […]

4 Trends That Show Urgent Care Is Increasing In Popularity

Deciding to visit an urgent care instead of a hospital? You’re not alone. Urgent care clinics have been steadily popping up across the country over the past six years, and it’s not just because people enjoy having easy access to physicians right in their neighborhood. In addition to the fact that most are open seven […]

Asking “How do I find an urgent care near me?”

Get tips and tricks to help you locate urgent care clinics near you. Even with today’s technology, it can sometimes be difficult to get the right information, right when we need it. And people using the internet to search for “urgent care locations near me” usually need the most accurate information right away. To help […]

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? Of course, this depends entirely on the severity of your medical condition and the […]