Do I have strep throat or another illness?

October 15, 2021

The fall 2021 season is especially complex due to the rise of COVID-19, colds, flus, and other seasonal illnesses. When patients start to feel sick it could be one or more seasonal illnesses impacting the patient’s overall health. At AFC Urgent Care Southcenter, we have noticed that strep throat cases are rising throughout our local communities. Patients in Tukwila, Renton, SeaTac, Kent, WA and other nearby towns are having a greater volume of strep ...

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How should I treat my strep throat?

October 15, 2021

At AFC Urgent Care Southcenter, we want to give patients the best possible care experience to help address and treat early seasonal illnesses, such as strep throat, right away. We’ve noticed an influx of strep throat patients in recent weeks and want to provide some helpful guidelines on how to address strep throat treatment at home and at our urgent care center. Patients that already know if they have strep throat should book an ...

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How Can I Prepare for My Upcoming DOT Physical?

March 12, 2021

" Commercial truck drivers are required by law to maintain specific health standards. Whether this is your first DOT physical exam, or you have been driving a commercial truck for years, there are several steps you can take to prepare yourself for a successful DOT physical. Requirements to Pass the DOT Physical Exam The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has developed a set of health standards that must be met in order to begin or continue ...

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Do Urgent Care Centers Provide DOT Physicals?

February 25, 2021

" Commercial truck drivers are required to meet health criteria standards that are set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or the FMCSA. The goal of these standards is to improve the safety of commercial motor vehicles on the roadways. In order to meet these standards drivers must keep themselves healthy enough to be deemed safe drivers. Traditionally, drivers tend to make appointments with their primary physician to have these physical exams completed. With ...

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Urgent Care Benefits for Local Patients

December 2, 2020

" Patients more than ever need accessible medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 has proven to be a difficult year for many families, but trust in getting safe healthcare services is a particularly challenging concern for patients of all walks of life. Many families are not sure whether or not to forgo healthcare altogether due to COVID-19 restrictions and the need to quarantine at home. However, neglected necessary medical care and urgent care services may ...

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Local STD Testing Services for SeaTac and Renton Residents

December 2, 2020

" As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, patients need increasing access to physical medical facilities that can safely treat patients. In the greater Seattle, WA and Renton, WA area patients also need important preventive care services such as STD testing. Local news outlets recently covered the referendum on youth STD education and explained that high rates of STDs in youth populations exist due to lack of education, while publicly reported rates of STDs in general have grown ...

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Does my state require mandatory quarantine for travelers?

November 18, 2020

" With the coronavirus pandemic at its peak in the United States, all states are making necessary changes and updates to their traveling rules and regulations. Therefore, if you were planning to spend your vacation in another state, you must be aware of the updated rules and regulations. In some US states, you won’t find any such restrictions when it comes to travel. However, they have set some mandatory requirements related to traveling during COVID-19 ...

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Can I travel on vacation during the holiday season?

November 18, 2020

" After a series of lockdowns and exhausting months of both mandated and self-imposed quarantine, people are looking forward to the holiday season. But, traveling this holiday season looks different and super tricky. People are frustrated, lonely, and anxious. And, rightly so! For many of them, quite a chunk of time has passed without having seen their near and dear ones.  This holiday season has come up with uncertainties and many questions related to travel. The ...

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Benefits of Using Primary Care Services at AFC Urgent Care Southcenter

October 29, 2020

" People are busy between managing their own schedules, their family routine and staying safe throughout the current COVID-19 pandemic. When it comes to maintaining your health, you may not have time to go from place to place for different levels of care. AFC Urgent Care Southcenter is now offering primary care services along with walk-in urgent care to provide our patients with a one-stop location to get the care they need. There are many benefits ...

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Should I Get a Flu Shot?

September 29, 2020

" The influenza virus affects millions of patients per year, with a season beginning in September and running through the winter until around Memorial Day. With between 100,000 and 800,000 hospitalizations and up to 60,000 deaths each year, making sure you and your family are prepared for flu season and doing what you can to prevent the spread and avoid catching the disease. Follow these steps to avoid the flu this year! Teach ...

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