AFC Urgent Care will be open from 8am to 4pm on July 3rd and July 4th. We will resume normal operating hours the following day Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
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AFC Urgent Care Stoneham is providing telemedicine visits for our patients to ensure they can access care whenever they need to. Telemedicine at AFC Urgent Care Stoneham allows patients that have difficulty traveling or need a more flexible option for healthcare.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact patients’ ability to travel freely, we want to ensure that our communities have affordable and accessible urgent options when they need it.
Our provider team can consult patients, provide referrals, evaluate injuries, diagnose symptoms, and recommend coordinated care all through telemedicine. All our patients need is audio and video capabilities to get the care they need. If you have any questions, please call our provider team at (781) 279-4000. Below, we’ve provided resources to explain what telemedicine is, the services we can provide via telemedicine, and why patients don’t have to delay care during this global healthcare crisis.
Telemedicine is defined as the practice of using technology to deliver medical from a distance, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. Patients can connect to providers through a dedicated portal, with an internet connection and computer with audio/video capabilities. Our provider team can then provider a variety of urgent care services, treatment recommendations, and other crucial services through digital means.
Telemedicine is ideal for patients that need to get care but are unable to travel at the moment. A virtual visit allows our provider team to prove detailed and collaborative care for a variety of needs.
Patients now have an efficient and effective way to get the care they need, all from the comfort of home. If you’re curious about insurances accepted for telemedicine, please refer to our accepted insurance list and consult your health plan administrator.
As patients continue to self-isolate, social distance, and work from home due to COVID-19, it is important to ensure there is available and safe healthcare options. That is why AFC Urgent Care Stoneham quickly implemented telemedicine to provide urgent care remotely.
Maintaining social distancing and getting necessary healthcare services can be particularly difficult, since COVID-19 can travel rapidly in local communities. At AFC Urgent Care Stoneham, we’re here to provide urgent care from the comfort of your home as we go through the challenges of COVID-19 as a community.
Conditions to be treated via Telemedicine:
Conditions NOT to be treated via Telemedicine:
** Please note that if the provider feels that an in person visit is needed, we will transition the Telemedicine visit into an in person visit. **
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.