COVID-19 is one of the most pressing healthcare crises in recent memory. Currently, the CDC estimates that nearly 180,000 patients have the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as cases are likely to climb significant higher over the month of April 2020.
Communities across the country are working together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by social distancing, limiting large gatherings, working from home, and making other significant sacrifices that are required to help combat the virus. However, as people self-quarantine it is crucial that patients have flexible and accessible COVID-19 testing and urgent care options. Thankfully, your local urgent care provider can help provide immediate services, testing, and screenings to help you stay healthy during the pandemic:
Telemedicine at AFC Urgent Care Warrington
Patients that need flexible urgent care options can do so through telemedicine urgent care at AFC Warrington! Our provider teams can host a digital visit where our providers diagnose, provide treatment steps, and offer referrals for patients that need and want remote care.
Many symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to that of seasonal illnesses. A cough, fever, or congestion may not necessarily mean that that you have COVID-19. A telemedicine allows a patient to get a check-up and screening for their conditions without breaking social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines. Providers are able to provide immediate symptom relief guidelines, coordinate your care, and determine the best steps for patients.
Book a telemedicine appointment on our home page to get started!
COVID-19 Testing at AFC Warrington
AFC Urgent Care Warrington is also working to provide COVID-19 testing for patients that meet guidelines for testing. Our urgent care center is operating at limited hours, but we are providing COVID-19 testing for patients as quickly as possible in order to help get qualified patients with testings. The guidelines for testing at our clinic are as follows, based on CDC recommendations:
- Hospitalized patients who have signs and symptoms compatible with COVID-19 in order to inform decisions related to infection control.
- Other symptomatic individuals such as, older adults and individuals with chronic medical conditions and/or an immunocompromised state that may put them at higher risk for poor outcomes (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, receiving immunosuppressive medications, chronic lung disease, chronic kidney disease).
- Any persons including healthcare personnel, who within 14 days of symptom onset had close contact with a suspect or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patient, or who have a history of travel from affected geographic areas (see below) within 14 days of their symptom onset.
Additionally, we are providing updated resources and FAQs about COVID-19 to ensure that patients get immediate alerts about the virus. We must continue to work together to stop this virus, and AFC Warrington is ready to do its part to pitch in!