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Receive care for all urgent health needs at AFC Urgent Care North Andover. We provide treatment for a variety of illnesses & injuries.
At AFC Urgent Care North Andover, our board-certified physicians provide prompt flu diagnosis. We can even test for other contagious illnesses, such as strep throat and COVID-19, using our convenient on-site lab. Test results are available within minutes, so we can help you feel your best as soon as possible. Our Lab Testing is easy and convenient, and our physicians are knowledgeable on all treatment options.
The differences between these infections and viruses are often subtle, making it necessary to receive prompt medical attention as they range in their seriousness. In most cases, flu symptoms are often more severe than a cold.
For instance, with the flu, infants and elderly people often suffer from life-threatening symptoms if they don’t receive medical care. This is why it is important to receive a flu diagnosis, even if you think you may just have a nasty cold.
It can be easy to confuse the flu with COVID-19. It’s important to get tested and understand the differences in symptoms.
Some common flu-like symptoms you may experience include:
For treatment, our medical team may administer medicine to alleviate certain symptoms. In most cases, our providers will quickly diagnose the illness and offer the necessary guidance and advice to help expedite the healing process.
In general, proper rest is the best medicine to treat influenza. For certain at-risk people, we may recommend visiting the emergency room as they can offer emergency care if symptoms become life-threatening.
For more information about our flu shots or treatment for influenza, please call us at(978) 470-0800.
With state-of-the-art centers and a professional medical team, AFC provides on-site X-rays, labs, procedures, and more!
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.
AFC Urgent Care North Andover is now open till 8 pm on weekdays! Walk-ins welcome.