The pandemic certainly changed how health care was provided to communities across not only the country, but the entire world. COVID-19’s emergency status in the United States is ending in May, which means that there will be some changes coming to the medical community and the availability of telemedicine.
What won’t be changing, however, is the benefit of an in-person medical visit at AFC Urgent Care Hixson! In addition to providing high-quality medical care, our staff truly care about our community and we are proud to be our city’s No.1 resource for in-patient visits.
Why Is an In-Person Visit Important?
Our team not only works here, but many of us live here, too! When you walk through our doors, you will be greeted by your fellow community members and neighbors. We don’t know about you, but we think having someone we can rely on when we aren’t feeling our best can make the entire process less scary and overwhelming.
In addition, our medical providers are able to get an up-close view of what is bothering you. If a screen separates us, it can be hard or even impossible to get an accurate diagnosis. While you are in our care, our goal is to do whatever it takes to give you a reliable diagnosis. That might include an X-ray, bloodwork or a rapid test, all of which cannot happen over the internet!
What to Expect From an AFC Visit
- Access to further testing
- Better patient/provider relationships
- Accurate and comprehensive diagnosis
- Personal touch
Do I Need to Go in for an In-Person Visit?
When telemedicine visits were the norm during the pandemic, they offered a convenient and safe approach to patient care while the world was navigating the unknown. However, it wasn’t a sustainable solution for all patient care and needs!
An in-person exam is critical for a proper evaluation. We can get an up-close look at your tonsils or take a peek in your ears, which allows us to pinpoint exactly what is causing you pain or discomfort. We can order further testing and take the time we really need while you are in our care. When you come to AFC Urgent Care Hixson, you truly are our family and we want what is best for you.
In-Person Services at AFC
- Thorough, patient-centered visits
- Lab services
- Rapid testing for flu, COVID-19, strep throat and some STDs
We are always here for you. Come see us at AFC Urgent Care Hixson today.