How Do Urgent Care Centers Treat Viruses?

January 25, 2021

" Viral infections such as the flu are quite common during the winter months. Sometimes, the symptoms of such a viral infection may get out of hand. Fortunately, you have nothing to worry about as they are easily treatable at urgent care centers. Urgent care centers help with diagnosing and treating viruses such as the flu. It’s best to receive urgent care if you or a loved one is suffering from severe flu symptoms. You ...

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Could There Be a COVID-19 Vaccine Before Thanksgiving?

November 23, 2020

" Talk of a COVID-19 vaccine has been going around since COVID-19 first began to spread, but there seem to be more questions than answers. With the holidays approaching and people wanting to gather with their loved ones, everyone is getting more anxious about if and when a vaccine will be available. Let’s discuss what we know right now, and what the future is likely to hold this holiday season. When Will the Vaccine Become ...

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Fun and Low Stress Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving This Year

November 23, 2020

" Holidays are meant to be filled with fun and laughs, but let’s be real, anyone who’s been in charge of hosting a holiday knows that’s far from the truth. The host generally ends up stressed out for days before cooking begins, then spends the entire day stressed about cooking, only to have to stress about cleaning up afterwards. It’s a great time for everyone except the person doing the grunt of ...

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Flu Symptoms and How Symptoms Progress in the Fall

October 9, 2020

" Influenza is something that is very common, but also very preventable! It’s important to know the common symptoms of the flu and understand what to expect if you get the virus. Identifying the flu and understanding the severity of your case is especially important this year, since hospitals are already overrun with COVID-19 cases.  Flu Symptoms  Common flu symptoms include:  Fever Cough Runny nose Stuffy nose Chills Body aches Headaches Fatigue Gastrointestinal symptoms such ...

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Flu Season Preparation and Safety for Fall 2020

October 9, 2020

" 2020 has been a hectic year to say the least. Nearly every aspect of our daily lives has been changed thanks to COVID-19. Although people were hopeful things would be back to normal by now, that clearly isn’t the case. As everyone continues to deal with COVID-19, flu season is quickly approaching too. Getting prepared before flu season starts is the best way to prevent yourself from getting sick and keep those around you ...

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Why Should I Get My Flu Shot at an Urgent Care Center?

September 14, 2020

" Each fall and winter people are encouraged to get their flu shot, but in 2020 it’s more important than ever! Getting a flu shot is never fun, but it’s likely a lot easier than you realize, especially if you get vaccinated at an urgent care center. Let’s take a closer look at the importance of getting a flu shot and why an urgent care center is the best place to go for ...

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What Are the Differences Between Allergy and COVID-19 Symptoms?

September 14, 2020

" Fall is a time when allergies tend to get worse for those that suffer from allergies to things like mold, ragweed, dust mites, and so much more. The cooler weather doesn’t mean seasonal allergies are going anywhere! This fall, there’s an added challenge because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Identifying your symptoms as allergies or COVID-19 is a vital part of maintaining your own health, as well as the health of those around you ...

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What should I know about COVID-19 Rapid Testing?

August 14, 2020

" Coronavirus cases across the U.S are now reaching 5 million, according to the latest national counts from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As COVID-19 case grow, patients will need to have proactive and effective testing access to stay safe and return to work. The good news for patients is that AFC Urgent Care Watertown now provides COVID-19 Rapid Testing that can return test results on the same day as your visit. Families, workers ...

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Rapid COVID Testing FAQs for Patients

August 14, 2020

" AFC Urgent Care Watertown now offers Rapid COVID-19 Testing for patients that need fast and immediate testing of the novel coronavirus. Whenever patients need a same-day COVID test, they can book an appointment online and find the most immediate opening for COVID-19 testing. This new type of testing is now available at many urgent care centers, including AFC Arlington and Watertown, which may help patients get immediate and fast testing services. Our previous blog on ...

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How to Prepare Your Child for Back to School

July 22, 2020

" Back to school time is usually a time filled with excitement, lots of shopping, and a little bit of nervousness. Each year brings something new and parents get to enjoy a little break while their kids get to learn and socialize. Unfortunately, school has been affected by COVID-19 just like nearly every other part of our daily lives. As the new school year is quickly approaching many parents are unsure of what to expect and ...

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