Do Urgent Care Providers Offer On-Site Lab Services in Stamford?

March 1, 2023

Urgent care providers offer convenient, time-saving alternatives to visiting an emergency room for minor, non-life-threatening medical conditions. These healthcare centers typically have shorter wait times and offer services like X-rays, urgent treatment of colds and flu, sprains, strains, and fractures, on-site lab tests, and physicals. Urgent care centers provide efficient diagnoses of various health problems, ranging from minor to severe. Some are also equipped with on-site lab testing capabilities so that patients can get results ...

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All Blocked Up? Here Are a Few Sinus Infection Cures in Stamford

February 27, 2023

A sinus infection, or sinusitis, is a frustrating ailment that causes a runny nose, congestion, swollen and/or itching eyes, a sore throat, headaches, and other symptoms. While there isn’t necessarily a quick sinus infection cure, there are certainly ways that you can ease your discomfort and speed up your recovery.  If you’re suffering from sinusitis, know that you aren’t alone; approximately 90% of patients with colds have an element of viral ...

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The Many Benefits of Visiting an Urgent Care Provider in Stamford

February 22, 2023

Local urgent care centers in Stamford, or family walk-in clinics, offer patients convenient and affordable urgent healthcare services. When you visit a family walk-in clinic, you can expect quick, quality care at a fraction of the cost of your local emergency room.  Emergency rooms tend to be very busy and crowded and are associated with longer waiting times and higher fees. By going to a walk-in doctor’s office for a non-life-threatening illness or injury ...

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Is it the Flu or COVID-19?

September 29, 2021

CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19​ What is the difference between Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19? Influenza (flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a coronavirus first identified in 2019, and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. COVID-19 seems to spread more easily than the flu. However, as more people become fully ...

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Physicals Offered at AFC Urgent Care Stamford

September 14, 2021

Annual Physicals and School Physicals Physical Exams are an important part of preventative medicine. Physical exams help in the detection of diseases and illnesses. If caught too late, many ailments can cost you big money so early detection is key to saving not only your long-term health but also money in the long run. Exams typically include a physical examination complete with measurement of vitals and stats such as height, weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol ...

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COVID-19 Testing Information

December 21, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Protocol at AFC Urgent Care Stamford Walk-In: We perform walk-in rapid COVID-19 testing based on the availability of testing supplies on any particular day. We offer a Rapid Antigen test as well as a Rapid Molecular Nucleic Acid Amplification test. (NAAT). We also offer RT-PCR COVID-19 tests which must be sent out to labs for processing. See types of test performed below. Insurance Coverage: Testing is generally covered by most major insurance plans ...

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Can I get sports injury treatment at an urgent care center?

November 1, 2020

" Whatever the kind of sport and at whatever level it is being played, injuries are quite common. Many professional athletes and those who play for fun have to deal with injuries at one point or another. The most important thing, however, is to deal with it as soon as possible. So, to answer the question, can you get sports injury treatment at an urgent care center. The answer is yes. Some injuries you can expect ...

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What Do I Need to Do to Prepare for A Potential Second Wave of COVID-19?

September 3, 2020

" The coronavirus first emerged in late December of 2019. Ever since then, our world and our everyday life has been drastically different. The state of Connecticut has been experiencing shelter-in-place orders since March 2020. Each state in the country began to reopen in the spring and summer with different timelines, guidelines, and regulations.  After things began to reopen, it seemed that we were gaining some normalcy. However, despite the quarantine, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes ...

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How Should I Prepare for Flu Season During COVID-19?

August 25, 2020

" Preparing for the flu season during COVID-19 may leave you with a few puzzling questions. However, don’t let your worries get in the way of you taking preventative measures to prevent catching the flu. The flu and COVID-19 are two different infections, and while they share similar symptoms, they should not be treated as one and the same. The flu season is almost here and COVID-19 is still present, but you should still take ...

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Who Should Get COVID-19 Antibody Testing?

July 20, 2020

" Getting tested for COVID-19 is something that most people have at least considered at one point or another, but have you considered antibody testing? Antibody testing is a newer type of COVID-19 test that not only provides helpful information to you, but to those working on a vaccine too! COVID-19 antibody testing isn’t recommended for everyone, so how do you know if it’s for you?  What is Antibody Testing?  Antibody testing is a ...

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