Health & Safety Tips for Fourth Of July 2021

July 1, 2021

Health & Safety Tips for Fourth Of July 2021

It’s that time of year again where we all scream “red, white and blue”! People are firing up the grill, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family watching fireworks. As some families are enjoying the holiday outdoor festivities, still others are taking a trip to the urgent care or ER. Staying safe around the holidays can be a tough challenge, as some can become injured by firework accidents, others suffer ...

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Flu Season Peaks, Year-to-Date Numbers Show Spike in Reports

May 10, 2021

  Flu season is in full swing. This weekend the CT Department of Public Health released the latest numbers and the results point to similar trends in years past. Last year the flu peaked in the week ending in January 12. It’s not to late to protect yourself and your family with a flu shot as we are in the peak. According to last year’s statistics, another peak will hit in the week around ...

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FREE FLU SHOTS FOR VETS AND ACTIVE SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN ON VETERANS DAY AT AMERICAN FAMILY CARE (AFC)

May 7, 2021

****MEDIA ADVISORY**** FREE FLU SHOTS FOR VETS AND ACTIVE SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN ON VETERANS DAY AT AMERICAN FAMILY CARE (AFC) -New Britain, West Hartford, Danbury, Torrington & Vernon Locations Protecting Heroes on Nov. 11- WHO?: Dr. Iftikhar Ali, Medical Director of AFC WHAT?: Is offering free flu shots to active and retired members of the military on Veterans Day in appreciation for their service. *please bring military ID at time of visit WHEN?: Monday, November 11th from 8 am – 8 pm WHERE?: At our AFC Locations Listed below 135 East Main Street in New Britain 1030 Boulevard in West Hartford 2 Main Street in Danbury 100 Mill Plain Road in Danbury 76C Newtown Road in Danbury 179 Talcottville Road in Vernon 1171 East Main Street in Torrington WHY?: November is the ideal month to receive a flu shot for optimum protection from the flu virus. The flu can lead to life-threatening complications, especially for those with medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease, During recent flu seasons, between 80% and 90% of flu related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older. AFC Urgent Care is honored to serve YOU a FREE flu shot! AFC locations are open Monday through Friday from 8 am-8 pm and weekends from 8 am-5 pm. No appointment is required and care is dispensed with the utmost quality and efficiency. The centers are located at 1171 East Main St. Torrington CT; 135 East Main St., New Britain CT; 1030 Boulevard West Hartford, CT; 179 Talcottville Rd., Vernon, CT; Danbury locations 2 Main St., 100 Mill Plain Rd & 76C Newtown Rd. All locations offer convenient, private parking. For more information visit www.afcurgentcare.com.]]> Post navigation

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See us on News Channel 8 weighing in on Summer Camp & Sports Safety…

May 7, 2021

Dr. Thomas Brown of Urgent Care in West Hartford weighs in as an export. Tips on keeping your kids healthy during summer sports & camp. News Channel 8 covered topics in all aspects of summer camp & sports safety.

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Free Flu Shots For Veterans In Honor of Veterans Day at AFC Urgent Care West Hartford

May 7, 2021

Free Flu Shots For Veterans In Honor of Veterans Day at AFC Urgent Care West Hartford

Health Care Leader to Serve Those Who Have Served Our Country WEST HARTFORD, CT (November 10, 2016) – American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s leading provider of urgent care, accessible primary care, and occupational medicine, announced today it will offer military veterans free flu shots on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11 at their West Hartford AFC Urgent Care Center located at 1030 Boulevard. The announcement is an extension of AFC’s effort to promote flu ...

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COVID-19 Antibody Testing for walk-in patients at AFC Urgent Care West Hartford, CT

May 7, 2021

COVID-19 Antibody Testing for walk-in patients at AFC Urgent Care West Hartford, CT

AFC Urgent Care West Hartford is now performing COVID-19 antibody testing on asymptomatic patients. An appointment is not required for testing. The test is performed via a blood draw and is used to detect past infection with the specific coronavirus COVID-19. Results are typically available within 4-7 business days after testing although test result times may vary. . Please wear a mask when you come to AFC Urgent Care West Hartford for antibody testing. Call for ...

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We sat down with FoxCT to talk about our involvement with Pink Party in Blue Back Square

May 7, 2021

The owner of the Urgent Care Centers in West Hartford & Danbury, Tom Kelly, sat down with FoxCT during the morning news to talk about our involvement with the Pink Party. Pink Party CT is held in Blue Back Square right in the center of West Hartford. It is an event that benefits Komen CT. Feature live music, food, raffles, & a breast cancer survivors fashion show. Pink Party will be this Wednesday from 5-8 in Blue Back. Tom discusses the importance of community and what we are doing to be of service to our neighbors. We can be found at most local events and have staff on-site to answer any questions folks may have regarding healthcare or our facility. We also produce “Medical Minutes”, short bite sized videos that people can watch just to get a better understanding of a recent or trending health issue. In just 1 minute you will have a whole lot more information on a topic that is seasonal like the flu or back to school physicals; or a trending health issue such as ebola or EV-D68. In addition to those efforts made online and at events, you can often find one of our doctors at a local educational seminar. We partner with community organizations, schools, or company’s in an effort to deliver health information from our subject matter experts. See more info at: http://foxct.com/2014/09/29/pink-party-doctors-express/

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Antibody Testing: Frequently Asked Questions And Answers

May 7, 2021

Q: What is the difference between the COVID 19 swab test and the antibody serology testing? A: The COVID-19 Swab test (PCR) molecular diagnostic virus screening that detects the presence of Coronavirus in the nasal and throat area. It is administered by obtaining a sample from a nasopharynx or oropharynx or nasal cavity with a swab in patients who have any symptoms associated with COVID-19. The result informs us whether or not you currently have ...

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What To Do If My Child Is Allergic To Bee Stings; Angry Bee Season is Here!

May 7, 2021

What To Do If My Child Is Allergic To Bee Stings; Angry Bee Season is Here!

It is not your imagination. Bees are out and they seem more aggressive these days. Late summer into early fall is the height of the “angry bee” season. As bees and wasps near the end of their life cycle, they become increasingly aggressive and ready to sting. Everyone reacts differently to bee stings and it is important to differentiate between a “normal”, non allergic reaction and an allergic reaction when it happens. As some may ...

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is a Nationally Registered Medical Examiner

May 7, 2021

is a Nationally Registered Medical Examiner

A new law requires all DOT physicals to be performed by a registered medical examiner. This law takes effect May 21st and affect all those who need DOT physicals. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration set up a National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners which registers physicians to perform these physicals. Urgent Care in West Hartford has a registered medical examiner on staff. Our own Medical Director, Dr Thomas Brown, is registered with the National ...

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