What are the Highest-Risk Activities for COVID-19 Infections?

February 2, 2021

During the COVID-19 outbreak, measures like wearing a surgical mask while outside and frequently sanitizing your hands are essential. However, they are not the only precautionary measure you need to take. Numerous activities exacerbate the risk of contracting the virus. Due to the winter season and other factors, the US is experiencing a rapid increase in coronavirus cases. The second wave is dangerous, but people are not taking it seriously. The best thing you can ...

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Could I be sick without any symptoms?

November 19, 2020

There are always a few symptoms that you have and often associate your illness with. For instance, you would think having the flu would mean a fever, nausea, and other symptoms to tag along. However, these can also be unlikely in some circumstances. Some people tend to have the illness but are asymptomatic (i.e., may have no symptoms at all). That does not mean that you do not have the illness entirely. What’s ...

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Sinus infection FAQs for patients

October 18, 2020

How annoying is it when you must carry a hankie or tissue paper 24/7 because you never know your nose starts dripping like a leaking pipe? There could be various reasons for this dilemma; however, one of the main reasons is ‘sinus.’ If you experience this or know someone who does, you will be having tons of questions wrapped around your head.  We have compiled the FAQs asked by patients to familiarize you with ...

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Rapid COVID-19 Testing FAQs

September 30, 2020

Rapid COVID-19 Testing is coming to AFC Urgent Care Clearwater in October 2020. Until then we offer standard PCR testing and antibody testing. Learn more about our current testing capabilities under “coronavirus FAQ” in the menu.  As we mentioned in our previous blog, rapid covid-19 testing provides a lot of benefits for patients that need to evaluate their symptoms and risks. This is especially true in a state like Florida where COVID-19 cases are likely ...

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Where and when should I get my flu shot this 2020 season?

September 17, 2020

Flu season is right around the corner as summer becomes fall and the “new normal” is slowly starting to settle in. The COVID-19 pandemic, seasonal flu risks, and the growing demand for medical care this year will make it more difficult to get a flu shot. If you need to get your flu shot right away, then make sure you contact AFC Urgent Care Clearwater. We’ll provide you with updates on when, and how ...

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Flu Shot FAQs and Patient Information for Fall 2020 Season

September 17, 2020

The fall 2020 season is going to be particularly tough for families and their children. The current COVID-19 pandemic in conjunction with seasonal illnesses and the annual influenza spike during autumn. Usually, patients can just come in for seasonal illness treatment and a flu shot, but getting healthcare may be much harder than normal for many patients.  Patients in the Clearwater Beach area and surrounding neighborhoods are likely to be susceptible to both the flu ...

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Summer Safety and COVID-19 Prevention: How Patients Can Address Both

August 12, 2020

This summer, the state of Florida is experiencing a rapid surge in COVID-19 cases. In fact, Florida is now the fastest growing state for positive coronavirus cases and is starting to lead the nation in most daily cases. The state is still open for business and many patients may need to take extra precautions to enjoy the summer season. On top of the infection control precautions needed for COVID-19, families still need to be mindful ...

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Rapid COVID-19 Testing Basics for Patients

August 12, 2020

Rapid COVID-19 Testing is coming to AFC Urgent Care Clearwater in September 2020. Until then we offer standard PCR testing and antibody testing. Learn more about our current testing capabilities under “coronavirus FAQ” in the menu. AFC Urgent Care Clearwater understands that COVID-19 testing is a major need for all Florida residents. The number of coronavirus cases nationally current totals 4.78 million (As of 8-4-2020) and cases in Florida are surging to 497,000 ...

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Deferred Care and COVID-19: Has Coronavirus Stopped You from Getting Medical Treatment?

July 11, 2020

The coronavirus in Florida is not slowing down anytime soon. In fact, Florida now has the most daily cases of coronavirus and rates of positive COVID-19 cases are the fastest growing within the United States. COVID-19 is one of the most disruptive and challenging health crises for all communities. Economically and socially the coronavirus is detrimental to local patients, but the virus may create an even greater problem: patients forgoing necessary medical care. Across the ...

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What Should Patients Understand About COVID-19 Testing Facilities?

June 21, 2020

" COVID-19 testing access and supply is starting to scale up, but that also includes a skyrocketing demand for COVID testing. Patients that need to either detect an active COVID-19 infection or determine their immunity status must find the appropriate testing facility. A quick online search may list all nearby testing locations, whether or not they take appointments, and if they have the exact type of coronavirus testing you’re looking for. Additionally, some testing locations ...

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