The COVID-19 virus is a global pandemic. AFC Urgent Care Warrington is here to help with available resources, info, and guidance:
IMPORTANT: AFC Urgent Care Warrington is providing COVID-19 testing from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM or earlier if we reach our Maximum Capacity at our urgent care center and walk-in clinic. We are currently not offering appointments for Covid Testing and it is done on a first-come basis.
COVID-19 Testing FAQs for Patients:
Do you do COVID 19 Testing?
- Yes: We do perform Covid-19 tests currently.
What is the turnaround time for the results?
- It is currently taking 24-48 hours to get the results in majority of the cases.
How do we get our results?
- Please do not call us for your results. Please send us a text message to our Text only number at (267) 223-9682 with your last name, date of service and Date of birth. Please give it at least 24 hours after your test to send us a message.
What kind of test do you do?
- Currently we are doing a RT-PCR test. We are not doing Rapid tests and we expect to start doing Rapid tests in few weeks.
Can the test be used for Surgery and Travel?
- Yes, the results of the test can be used for Surgery and Travel. We do partner with lot of surgery centers around the Bucks county currently. We also partner with airlines currently for travel clearances.
Do you have different procedures for Surgery and Travel?
- If you need a Covid-19 test for Pre-Travel, Pre-surgery and you are asymptomatic please park your car and proceed into our building for your testing.
Do you allow patients inside the center for Covid testing?
- Please note that we do not allow patients with possible COVID-19 symptoms, possible exposure, or a recent positive COVID-19 test into the building. If you fall into one of these categories, please see Security in the parking lot for more information regarding testing slots for that day.
Please explain the testing process?
- Upon arrival at the parking lot, please see Security about availability of testing. If there are still testing slots available that day, they will give you a number/token and add you to the testing queue. Because of long wait times, based on your position in the queue, you may be asked to go back home and await a call from AFC Staff regarding when to return to the parking lot later in the day for your test. Testing slots fill up quickly, so please ensure to arrive for testing before 8am.
What if I have a Token number for today and I am not called? Can I use the token number for the next day?
- Unfortunately, we are not able to do that. The token number that we give you is valid for the day. If we don’t call you that means that we reached our maximum capacity for the day. We give waitlist numbers just to accommodate more people if there are cancellations or if we are done sooner.
Do you need appointments for testing?
- COVID-19 testing is done on a first-come, first-serve basis. You do not need appointments and we are not able to honor appointments currently. Numbers/Tokens are distributed starting around 7:30am. If you are given a number in the morning, there are very high chances you will have your COVID-19 test done the same day.
Where do you send your test samples?
- We work with few labs to send our samples. LabCorp and Genesis are the ones that we work with primarily. We work with multiple labs because one lab is not able to fulfill our testing needs.
Can we register on LabCorp to get our results?
- Please check with our staff at the time of testing. You can register on LabCorp and get your result online if your sample is sent to LabCorp
Can we get our results mailed to us?
- Please let us know at the time of sending us a text message about your requirement to get the results emailed to you. We use our secured email Medsender to send you an email.
Do you accept insurances for Covid testing?
- Yes, we accept most insurances for Covid testing. Based on our understanding, currently there is no co-pay or con-insurances with most insurances however please check with your insurance provider for additional details. The coverage levels may vary with the insurance and the reason for your testing. (Surgery, Travel Exposure)
What if I don’t have insurance?
- We offer a $160 Self pay option for Covid testing. Additionally, if you are uninsured you may be covered by the Federal Cares Act. You would need to sing a document attesting you are uninsured. Please check with our staff before getting tested.
What documents do I need to bring for the visit?
- You would need to get your insurance card and Driver ID. For Minors please bring the Insurance card and photo ID of a Guarantor.
AFC Urgent Care Warrington is here to help guide your healthcare and situational needs during the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 is one of the most dangerous global health crises in 2020, which is now flagged as a national health emergency in the United States. More than ever, patients must follow key prevention, treatment, and quarantine strategies from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and local healthcare officials.
AFC Urgent Care Warrington is here to provide you with the best sources of information from federal, state, and local healthcare organizations. Misinformation from unverified social media sources can cause patients to panic or participate in ineffective prevention methods. Use the following modules and links to learn more!
Important Update: AFC Urgent Care Warrington does testing for the COVID-19 virus. Make sure you call our clinic in advance and determine your best treatment option. Wear a mask if you do plan to visit for testing or other healthcare needs.
A significant amount of patients don’t currently meet the clinical guidelines as a likely match for COVID-19. However, these patients can still be tested for seasonal illnesses. The common cold and flu have similar symptoms to COVID-19: Sneezing, coughing, and fever. The guidelines for COVID-19 testing include all of the following. If you meet all three guidelines, then visit an emergency room for care:
- 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.
Please call the Department of Health state hotline at 1-877-PA-HEALTH(1-877-724-3258)
The Pennsylvania Department of Public Health provides the disaster distress hotline as a way to help patients keep calm and collected during a global pandemic. Operators on the line can help guide patients to manage their life during quarantine with questions related to healthcare, income, and next steps for preparation.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about Coronavirus:
Coronavirus is a type of virus that impacts a patient’s upper respiratory system. Public health officials and the Centers for disease control name the strain detected in Wuhan, China as “2019-nCoV.” According to the CDC, coronaviruses are “a large family of viruses that are common in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS, SARS, and now with 2019-nCoV.”
A coronavirus is a special virus that spreads within a certain species of animal, which can cause significant respiratory trouble and incredibly harmful results within the same species. nCoV-2019 is an especially rare case of a coronavirus spreading from a foreign animal species to humans.
Symptoms of the cornoavirus begin as any onset acute illness with coughing, sneezing, sinus pain, and congestion. However, patients with the virus soon develop extreme difficulty breathing and fatal respiratory symptoms.
Public health officials want to make it clear to patients that routine hygiene and general disease prevention are crucial to lowering your risk of getting a coronavirus infection. The CDC outlined the key prevention methods which are similar to avoiding a case of the flu or common cold. Here are a few more specific prevention strategies for patients:
“As with other respiratory viruses, we recommend people protect themselves and others by practicing everyday actions:
- Clean hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing.
- Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Get an annual flu vaccine if you have not had one.
- Practice social distancing to avoid the spread whenever you have to leave your household.
If patients have any other questions about coronavirus prevention, then please call a local healthcare provider to learn the facts about coronavirus and disease safety!