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AFC Urgent Care Bridgeport is providing telemedicine visits for our patients to ensure they can access care whenever they need to. Telemedicine visits and access allows patients that have difficulty traveling or need a more flexible option for healthcare.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact patients’ ability to travel freely, we want to ensure that our communities have affordable and accessible urgent options when they need it.
Our provider team can consult patients, provide referrals, evaluate injuries, diagnose symptoms, and recommend coordinated care all through telemedicine. All our patients need is audio and video capabilities to get the care they need. If you have any questions, please call our provider team our urgent care location. Below, we’ve provided resources to explain what telemedicine is, the services we can provide via telemedicine, and why patients don’t have to delay care during this global healthcare crisis.
Most insurance plans cover telemedicine, but we advise to speak with your health plan administrator to double check.
Telemedicine is defined as the practice of using technology to deliver medical from a distance, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. Patients can connect to providers through a dedicated portal, with an internet connection and computer with audio/video capabilities. Our provider team can then provider a variety of urgent care services, treatment recommendations, and other crucial services through digital means.
Telemedicine is ideal for patients that need to get care but are unable to travel at the moment. A virtual visit allows our provider team to prove detailed and collaborative care for a variety of needs.
Patients now have an efficient and effective way to get the care they need, all from the comfort of home. If you’re curious about insurances accepted for telemedicine, please refer to our accepted insurance list and consult your health plan administrator.
As patients continue to self-isolate, social distance, and work from home due to COVID-19, it is important to ensure there is available and safe healthcare options. That is why AFC Urgent Care Bridgeport implemented telemedicine to provide urgent care remotely.
Maintaining social distancing and getting necessary healthcare services can be particularly difficult, since COVID-19 can travel rapidly in local communities. At AFC Urgent Care Bridgeport, we’re here to provide urgent care from the comfort of your home as we go through the challenges of COVID-19 as a community.
Heere are all the conditions and needs we can treat via telemedicine: Please call us 203.333.4400. for more information about covered services and insurances.
Ear infection, earache, or swimmers ear
Eye infection, pinkeye, sties
Female urinary tract infections
Infected toenail or fingernail
Minor Rashes (e.g. Impetigo, Shingles, Ringworm)
Newly onset cough
Sinus Infection or Sinusitis
Urinary Tract Infections
Here is an exclusion list of telemedicine service THAT ARE UNAVAILABLE THROUGH VIRTUAL VISITS:
-No narcotic or controlled substance renewal or prescription.
-No prescriptions over one month
-No Chest Pain
-No Pelvic/genital/rectal/breast exams
-No psychiatric conditions
-No emergency symptoms including: Dial 911 (chest pain, shortness of breath, allergic reaction, choking, altered of consciousness, head or neck injury
-No STD’s or STI’s
-No Pregnancy, birth control renewal or birth control advice
-No Workers' Compensation or Occupational Health visits
-No Referrals to specialists
-No Physicals or Sport Physicals
-No Suturing, suturing removal or wound care
If you’re dealing with a pressing, non-life-threatening medical issue and don’t want to see a doctor, urgent care could be for you. AFC walk-in clinics are able to see patients dealing with allergic reactions, broken bones, colds and flus, and much more.
Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.
The main advantage of choosing AFC is our short wait times – often under 15 minutes. The total length of your visit will depend on what you’re being seen for, but many patients can be in and out of our clinics in around 30 minutes.