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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Frequently Asked Questions About Coronavirus

May 20, 2020

" For more information about the novel coronavirus and how it is affecting your area, please call: AFC Urgent Care Stamford: 203-969-2000 Connecticut Department of Health: 860-509-7994 Western Connecticut Health Network: 888-667-9262 What is COVID-19?  COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that is quickly spreading worldwide, with over 24,000 confirmed cases in Connecticut as of April 27th, 2020. A coronavirus is an upper respiratory infection. COVID-19 currently does not have a known vaccination and ...

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Back to Work COVID-19 Testing

May 20, 2020

" With the phased return to work process in Connecticut beginning on May 20th, AFC Urgent Care in Stamford is supporting workplace safety by offering both: COVID-19 viral testing, and COVID-19 antibody testing  AFC Provides Testing and Certification of Non-infection AFC Urgent Care provides comprehensive COVID-19 testing and certification of non-infection for general back to work requirements,   We support COVID-19 testing sponsored by employers to confirm that workers are either not infected with SARS-CoV-2 or are ...

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Telemedicine in Stamford, CT

April 6, 2020

" Register for TeleCare In this time of uncertainty, AFC Urgent Care Stamford realizes that patients may be uncomfortable with the prospect of visiting our walk-in urgent care center in person. Whether you have underlying conditions or a compromised immune system that can lead to severe complications if you come into contact with COVID-19 or you are beginning to exhibit symptoms, including a cough, fever, or shortness of breath, telemedicine can be the ideal alternative to ...

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