covid-19-and-the-2020-flu-season-avoid-the-twindemic-afc-urgent-care-new-britain

COVID-19 and the 2020 Flu Season: Avoid the Twindemic!

Flu season is approaching and many of us are wondering what to expect, since COVID-19 is still active. The CDC and researchers are worried of a possible “twindemic”. Both viruses have symptoms that often overlap and it can be hard to distinguish which is which. In response to this, we have new updates to the …

COVID-19 and the 2020 Flu Season: Avoid the Twindemic! Read More »

Welcome to Angry Bee Season: Bee Stings, Treatment and Prevention

Late summer and early fall is the height of “angry bee” season.  When bees and wasps are near the end of their life cycle, they become increasingly aggressive. Being stung by a bee, wasp, hornet, or yellow jacket can be both painful and scary, especially for those who have serious or life-threatening allergic reactions to …

Welcome to Angry Bee Season: Bee Stings, Treatment and Prevention Read More »

back-to-school-immunizations-and-covid-19-testing-at-afc-urgent-care-new-britain

Back to School Immunizations and COVID-19 Testing At AFC Urgent Care New Britain

August is National Immunization Awareness Month– the month to renew immunizations and to get checked up for the new school year. Admittedly, It is also a weird time to return to school and we are aware that the pandemic has us questioning the safety of our children when going back to school. Whether your child …

Back to School Immunizations and COVID-19 Testing At AFC Urgent Care New Britain Read More »

Travel Guidelines for our AFC Patients In New Britain Connecticut

ATTENTION AFC PATIENTS In New Britain Connecticut Per the Regional Travel Advisory (Connecticut, New York and New Jersey) Anyone coming from states with a significant Community spread of COVID-19 is directed to SELF-QUARANTINE for 14 days that starts from the time one arrives in CT, NY and NJ.  As many of you have questions about …

Travel Guidelines for our AFC Patients In New Britain Connecticut Read More »

covid-19-antibody-testing-for-walk-in-patients-at-afc-urgent-care-new-britain

COVID-19 Antibody Testing at AFC Urgent Care New Britain, CT

AFC Urgent Care New Britain now offers COVID-19 antibody testing for asymptomatic patients via a blood draw. The test is able to detect antibodies in the sample which signifies a past infection with coronavirus. Appointments are not required, but please wear a mask when visiting our center for antibody testing. Right now we are seeing …

COVID-19 Antibody Testing at AFC Urgent Care New Britain, CT Read More »

man and woman in masks celebrating july 4

12 Fourth of July 2020 Health and Safety Tips During COVID-19

We really could use a fun and relaxing Fourth of July. As we move forward through another holiday during COVID-19, we need to take precautions and safety measures to ensure that we continue to flatten the curve of COVIS-19. The new norm for this year’s 4th of July is masks, gloves, distance, and hand sanitizer. …

12 Fourth of July 2020 Health and Safety Tips During COVID-19 Read More »

Phase 2: Back To Work in Connecticut After COVID-19

  Is your Connecticut business ready to reopen?  Doctors, nurses, bus drivers, grocery clerks, and other essential workers have continued to work throughout the pandemic. But among the millions of people who have been furloughed or teleworking for a month or more, some are asked back to work. As a business owner, you might have …

Phase 2: Back To Work in Connecticut After COVID-19 Read More »

Lyme Disease 2020: Social Distancing from Ticks

Predictions are: because of another warm winter, we will see an early and abundant tick season. And we are.  The black-legged tick, commonly known as  deer ticks, and associated with Lyme Disease are back with a vengeance throughout Connecticut and the northeast. With the COVID-19 pandemic driving us stir crazy inside, many of us are looking at outdoor activities as a …

Lyme Disease 2020: Social Distancing from Ticks Read More »

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

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 …

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

Confidential STD Testing During COVID-19

Let’s face it: Social distancing and sex don’t blend well together. As some of you are looking to “Quarantine and chill” you are putting at least one person at an unnecessary risk of exposure to COVID-19 as well as unwanted STD’s. So what do single people do during this time? We’ll it’s all about staying …

Confidential STD Testing During COVID-19 Read More »