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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Visit AFC Urgent Care New Bedford for rapid COVID testing and antibody testing today.

Who should get tested for COVID-19?

COVID-19 is extremely contagious, so anyone who has been exposed to another person that has tested positive should get tested. If a patient is experiencing symptoms, they should also get plan to get tested. Rapid tests are available for all patients. 

What are the symptoms of COVID?

Symptoms of COVID can range from mild to severe, depending on the patient. Some patients are at higher risk of severe symptoms than others. This includes those with lowered immune systems, such as the elderly or with immunodeficiency disorders. Signs of COVID include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough or congestion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • New loss of taste or smell

Contact your doctor or AFC New Bedford for questions or concerns about symptoms. Monitor your symptoms throughout the quarantine process.

How can I stay safe from COVID?

COVID is spread through respiratory droplets from an infected person through a cough or sneeze. To avoid catching COVID-19, patients should wear a mask when around others, maintain a distance of six feet, and wash hands frequently. Avoid touching your face when out in public. 

What kind of testing is available at AFC New Bedford?

AFC Urgent Care New Bedford offers rapid testing on a walk-in basis or by appointment. Antibody testing is available for walk-in patients. 

Rapid Diagnostic Testing is available for all patients for both appointments and walk-ins. Schedule your appointment for a rapid test today. Results for rapid tests are available by the end of your visit and will indicate a positive or negative reaction to an active case. 

Antibody testing can test for previous cases of COVID-19. Antibody tests do not detect current, active cases. Patients must not show symptoms for 14 days to qualify for an antibody test.

Visit AFC Urgent Care New Bedford for testing, or call us today for any questions or concerns.

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  • 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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