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ER Alternative at AFC Urgent Care Lyndhurst

Emergency Room Alternative in Lyndhurst, NJ

Going to the emergency room can be quite the hassle, from the long waiting times to the uncomfortable environment; it can end up being an all-day affair. Each year the amount of ER patient visits increases by nearly 30% causing many of our nation's emergency rooms to be overbooked. 1 in 4 visits to the ER are known as non-life-threatening and can easily be diagnosed and treated at AFC Urgent Care Lyndhurst.

Unlike the ER, the wait time at AFC Urgent Care Lyndhurst is very short, we don't require an appointment, and walk-ins are always welcome.

Non-Emergency Conditions Treated near Kearny, NJ

It’s important to understand the differences between urgent medical care and emergency medical care. There are some conditions that can only be treated in the emergency room due to the capabilities they have. That being said, many urgent conditions can be treated at AFC Lyndhurst.

Some common urgent medical conditions that can be treated in an urgent care include:

  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Minor injuries, including cuts, bruises, and sprains
  • Moderate injuries including burns (less than 3 inches), breaks, and cuts requiring stitches
  • Insect bites, rashes, and skin infections
  • Eye or ear injuries or infections
  • Asthma, allergies, or breathing treatments

If a condition feels like an emergency, it is best to visit the emergency room. If a person loses consciousness, even for just a minute, it’s best to visit the ER.

Available Treatment Options near Rutherford, NJ

AFC Urgent Care Lyndhurst has on-site digital x-rays and lab services. This allows our providers to test for, diagnose, and treat many conditions. Our imaging produces clear pictures that help our board-certified physicians diagnose an injury properly.

Medications can be prescribed to help alleviate any symptoms. Patients will be in and out of our urgent care center faster than they would in the emergency room, at a fraction of the cost.

Receive ER Alternative Care at AFC Lyndhurst

We accept a majority of insurances and offer support to those who do not have health insurance as well. Our comfortable and inviting environment makes your visit with us as pleasant as possible and our board-certified and experienced physicians will provide an accurate and efficient prognosis.

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AFC Urgent Care FAQs

  • Why choose AFC for Urgent Care?

    With state-of-the-art centers and a professional medical team, AFC provides on-site X-rays, labs, procedures, and more!

  • What's the difference between AFC Urgent Care and emergency room services?

    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.

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