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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AFC Makes Inc 5000; Named One of Fastest Growing Private Health Companies

May 7, 2021

AFC Makes Inc 5000; Named One of Fastest Growing Private Health Companies

For the second year in a row (and third time in 4 years), American Family Care (AFC) has earned a place on the Inc. 5000 list, which ranks the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The company was #1,298 on the list year, but rose to 1,010 this year. AFC also ranked as the fastest growing health-related company in the U.S., based on revenue growth of >300% for the second straight ...

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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About The New COVID-19 Vaccines

May 7, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About The New COVID-19 Vaccines

Connecticut has taken a lead role for vaccination and distribution of the new COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. As we finally have a vaccine readily available, as we roll it out, there are many questions circulating about the vaccine itself, its effectiveness, who can get it and if it’s safe for the public. With new and evolving information, AFC Urgent Care West Hartford has created a guide about frequently asked questions and answers ...

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National Diabetes Awareness Month: Understanding Diabetes And Its Types

May 7, 2021

National Diabetes Awareness Month: Understanding Diabetes And Its Types

It’s National Diabetes Awareness Month and this year we’re focusing on the link between Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease. Diabetes is a serious health condition that affects the production of insulin in your body. Insulin is a hormone that is supposed to help your body digest sugars that come from what you eat and drink. If your body fails to produce enough insulin this may lead to sugar build up in your blood, which ...

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New COVID-19 Mobile Van Testing Option In The West Hartford Community

May 7, 2021

New COVID-19 Mobile Van Testing Option In The West Hartford Community

AFC Urgent Care West Hartford is excited to announce that we are now offering a mobile testing van option for COVID-19. Businesses, schools and municipalities can now benefit from our new COVID-19 mobile van to test their staff and employees on site, on a regular or one time basis. As COVID-19 remains a threat, we need to keep testing. Even with the new COVID-19 vaccines, this is not the time to let our guard down ...

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