What Are The Top Benefits For Urgent-Care for Patients?

May 10, 2022

Urgent care clinics treat injuries, illnesses, and ailments that require immediate attention but are not life-threatening. Most urgent care centers are open at least twelve hours a day on weekdays and keep later, longer regular business hours. It is not uncommon for centers to open as early as 7 a.m. and close as late as 12 p.m. for the convenience of patients. This makes them a convenient alternative to a mid-week appointment with ...

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What is deferred care and why should I avoid it?

May 10, 2022

Delaying medical care can have serious financial and health implications. It can result in higher health-care costs and poorer outcomes for many patients, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When a patient delays receiving care, their health may worsen, exacerbating an already dire situation. Putting off medical checkups is not a new phenomenon, but the magnitude of deferred care doctors have seen in the last year is unprecedented. The result, however, can ...

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Can I Travel During Spring Break in 2022?

April 15, 2022

The uncertainty of the last couple of years has been frustrating for everyone, especially those that travel regularly. Whether for work or play, getting away from home may be back on the 2022 menu as COVID-19 cases are winding down. With the high travel season fast approaching, it’s time to figure out all the current restrictions and how they may affect your travel plans. Continue reading to see if you can travel during Spring ...

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How to Start an Occupational Health Program for Your Workers

April 15, 2022

A great occupational health program is key to ensuring that your workers are safe and get timely care when they need it. Working with a qualified occupational medicine specialist or physician could make all the difference in the health - and happiness - of your employees. Learn how to start an occupational health program for your workers with the following tips and planning resources. What is Occupational Health? According to the World Health Organization, occupational health is ...

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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 18, 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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