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Urgent Care Vs ER

Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room

It is essential to understand the difference between a walk-in urgent care center and the Emergency Room. Effectively using the correct medical treatment center can save you significant amounts of time and money, and most importantly help keep your life. Urgent care is for conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate, serious threat to your health or life. In general, if your medical issue is life-threatening call 911 or goes directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, AFC Urgent Care North Andover is an excellent alternative.

Some examples of conditions that can be treated at your local urgent care center include the following:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Accidents and falls
  • Asthma – mild to moderate
  • Back problems
  • Bleeding caused by everyday accidents
  • Ear Pain
  • Eye Irritation
  • Fever
  • A migraine headache
  • Small bone fractures
  • Skin Rashes
  • Sprains
  • STD Tests or Treatment
  • Sprains and broken bones
  • A sore Throat
  • Urinary burning
  • Vomiting, Diarrhea, and Dehydration


STD Testing that is Discrete:

We know that sometimes the hardest part of healthcare issues is not knowing. That’s why every AFC Urgent Care center has on-site labs and qualified diagnostic partners, so you’ll get results back on time or even before you leave. From blood workups and analysis to treatment and consultation, our trained staff will give you exactly what you’re looking for. Peace of mind.


What we can test for

  • Hepatitis C
  • Syphilis
  • Herpes
  • HIV
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia

Some examples of conditions that require a Hospital Emergency Room include the following:

  • Amputations
  • Breathing Obstruction
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Drug overdose
  • Knife or gunshot wound
  • Loss of limb or severe broken bone
  • Poisoning
  • Pregnancy – severe abdominal pain
  • Seizures/Convulsions
  • Serious head, neck or back injury
  • Suspected Heart Attack or Stroke
  • Unconsciousness

Always use your best judgment in making a medical decision. If you have any doubts, call your family doctor, 911 or AFC Urgent Care North Andover. We are open weekdays from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and weekends from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For more information about the services we provide, please call (978) 470-0800 to speak with one of our medical professionals at Andover.


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AFC Urgent Care FAQs

  • When should I choose urgent care?

    If you’re dealing with a pressing, non-life-threatening medical issue and don’t want to see a doctor, urgent care could be for you. AFC walk-in clinics are able to see patients dealing with allergic reactions, broken bones, colds and flus, and much more.

  • Do I need insurance to visit AFC?

    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.

  • How long will my visit take?

    The main advantage of choosing AFC is our short wait times – often under 15 minutes. The total length of your visit will depend on what you’re being seen for, but many patients can be in and out of our clinics in around 30 minutes.

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