How Older Adults and Seniors can Save on their Healthcare Spending

January 27, 2021

" Healthcare costs can be a huge burden to bear if you do not strategize your savings plans smartly. Paying for healthcare is an unavoidable and inevitable future for most Americans. Not to mention, careless behavior towards insurance planning and healthcare will result in financial disasters. Therefore, older adults and seniors must resort to smart money-saving options in regards to healthcare costs. Think Ahead Most people who get into financial wreckage due to healthcare are usually ...

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Is Now a Good Time to Visit an Urgent Care Center?

November 22, 2020

" COVID-19 has shifted the attention of the general public more towards the healthcare field than normal. Before, people would simply go to the doctor or ER when they needed treatment, but now many are wondering if it’s safe. While nothing is 100% safe during the pandemic, urgent care centers are a great option for your healthcare needs! Are Urgent Care Centers Safe During COVID-19? Urgent care centers are filled with staff who are trained ...

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Injury Treatment at an Urgent Care Center: 2020 FAQ

November 20, 2020

" Did you know that urgent care centers are one of the faster growing areas of the healthcare system? More urgent care centers continue to open across the country and you can find one almost anywhere you may be! This steady growth can be credited to the unique service found at an urgent care center. Receiving care is faster, more affordable, and more convenient than ever before! 2020 has brought plenty of challenges to daily routines ...

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Rapid Testing Benefits for Patients this Fall 2020 Season

October 28, 2020

" COVID-19 testing is going to be a crucial healthcare service as patients continue to go to work , school, and normal activities during a potential second wave of the virus. Businesses and communities need more efficient and faster safeguards to thoroughly evaluate infection risks and stay safe. The good news for nearby Edgewater, MD patients is that Rapid COVID-19 testing is now available at AFC Urgent Care Edgewater. Rapid testing can return results much faster than ...

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Influenza and Seasonal Illness Treatment Preparation for 2020

October 27, 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. Under normal circumstances, patients can get a flu shot on the same day as their urgent care visit.  Patients near Edgewater,MD and surrounding neighborhoods are likely to be susceptible to both the flu and COVID-19 this year as more and more cases continue ...

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Flu Shot and Flu Season Challenges of Fall 2020

September 16, 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 Edgewater. We’ll provide you with updates on when, and how ...

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COVID-19 and the Summer Season in Maryland

June 25, 2020

" The novel coronavirus has caused a major disruption of daily life in the last three months. As COVID-19 cases now peak at 2 million across the U.S, many local governments continue to slowly reopen businesses, restaurants, and recreational facilities.  In Maryland, the government is now allowing businesses to operate at limited customer capacity with coronavirus infections starting to slow down. Even though the state is re-opening, it is important for patients to remain vigilant ...

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Did COVID-19 Make You Defer Your Healthcare Needs?

June 20, 2020

" COVID-19 has challenged many of our patients’ way of life. From mandatory stay-at-home orders, to the shutdown of local businesses, coronavirus has interrupted the lives of most individuals and families. The coronavirus also created major gaps and barriers to a crucial need for millions of patients: healthcare. Deferred care, or when a patient forgoes necessary medical care for any reason, has skyrocketed in the last three months. Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, an ...

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Telemedicine Benefits for Patients After COVID-19

May 22, 2020

" Telemedicine, or the virtual delivery of urgent care through internet-connected devices, can help patients maintain social distancing and get immediate care. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine has been serving as a crucial gateway for healthcare access for thousands of patients across the U.S.  AFC Urgent Care Edgewater opened telemedicine access to help patients find accessible and affordable urgent care services, even while everyone is staying at home.  But as patients slowly return to ...

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What do I need for a telemedicine visit?

May 15, 2020

" As you may have noticed, AFC Urgent Care Edgewater is now providing telemedicine services to ensure that patients can continue to get care while at home. The service works by booking an appointment online through our designated portal, and then meeting with a provider virtually.  Telemedicine allows our team to evaluate a variety of acute urgent care needs including seasonal illness symptoms, skin irritations and rashes, sinus pain, congestion, headaches, gastrointestinal issues, fever, and more ...

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