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COVID-19 Testing and Info from AFC Urgent Care

When the pandemic hit, AFC Urgent Care was one of the first medical practices to provide rapid COVID-19 testing in the Charlotte, NC area. We jumped into action to provide care to our community, setting up triage tents and screening facilities, modifying our infrastructure and creating new protocols. We invested in rapid testing technology and provided our team with the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE). Our team worked hard to research the virus, network with hospitals and care units, and provide relief and care to our patients.

The city of Charlotte, NC has long been a destination for festivals, recreational activities, restaurants and art galleries. But in the past couple of years, the Queen City has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with over 250,000 cases and 1,409 deaths in Mecklenburg County. As we start to see city life reviving, it’s important to remember precautions that will help ensure Charlotte remains healthy and active. That’s why we’re committed to helping the residents of Charlotte stay safe and informed.

We have a variety of resources available to help you stay up-to-date with the latest coronavirus news, guidelines, and safety protocols. We also provide tips and advice on how to prevent the spread of the virus, and how to protect yourself and your loved ones. Remember, it’s up to all of us to keep Charlotte healthy and vibrant. By following the necessary precautions, we can all do our part to make sure that the Queen City remains a safe and wonderful place to live.

COVID-19 Precautions:
There are several precautions that you can take to reduce your risk of getting sick with COVID-19. Here are six of the most effective measures you can take:

1. Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth when you are in confined spaces or around other people who do not live with you, especially during colder months.

2. Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

3. Avoid close contact with people who are sick with any type of illness.

4. Stay home if you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of respiratory illness such as a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.

5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a household cleaning spray or wipes.

6. Get vaccinated if you are able.

By following these precautions, you can help to protect yourself and others in the Charlotte area from COVID-19.

COVID-19 Symptoms to watch for:
As Charlotteans head back into the office, and engage in social events around the city, it is essential to be aware of the signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, fatigue and dry cough. Other symptoms of COVID-19 may include:

● Aches and pains
● Sore throat
● Diarrhea
● Headache
● Loss of taste or smell
● Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

It’s important to note that some people with COVID-19 may not have any symptoms at all, while others may experience severe symptoms that require hospitalization. If you develop any of these symptoms, avoid public areas and visit our clinic for further consultation.

COVID-19 Testing in Mecklenburg County and Surrounding NC Counties

At AFC Urgent Care, we provide rapid COVID-19 testing and medical examinations to rule out any other possibilities. We are open 7 days a week with extended hours, so you can always find a time that works for you and your family. We offer COVID-19 testing to children as young as 6 months, so you can rest assured that your student will be able to get the test they need to return to school.
We also offer travel testing services, so you can be sure you have all the tests you need for a safe and enjoyable vacation. Our team is here to provide a safe and secure testing environment for all your travel requirements.

At AFC Urgent Care, we’re dedicated to keeping our community in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the surrounding cities of Gastonia, Mooresville, Pineville, Ballantyne, Indian Trail, Statesville, and Hickory safe and healthy. For more information about COVID-19 in your area, please check with your local health department.

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Health Department:

(704) 336-6500


Iredell County, North Carolina Health Department:

(704) 878-5300


Gaston County, North Carolina Health Department:

(704) 853-5000


Catawba County, North Carolina Health Department:

(828) 695-5800


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AFC Urgent Care FAQs

  • What type of COVID test does AFC provide?

    AFC provides rapid testing because they provide highly reliable results in 15 minutes of less. All COVID testing patients are seen by an experienced medical provider. No appointment is required for testing.

  • How long does it take to get a COVID test?

    We routinely provide care to patients in an efficient and time manner, however, the length of time you’ll spend in our clinic depends on the patient volume for that day & time.

  • How much does it cost to get a COVID test?

    That will ultimately depend on your insurance coverage. Presently, many people with insurance are able to get tested at no charge. If you’re uninsured, AFC’s cash pay prices are highly competitive – contact us for the details.

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