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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Pre Screening At Our AFC Urgent Care Centers

At AFC Urgent Care New Britain we understand your concerns and apprehensions regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Please know that the health, safety and well-being of our patients and staff remain our absolute top priority. This is a responsibility each and every one of us take very seriously. As we continue to carefully monitor the …

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7 Ways To Relieve Your Spring Allergies in 2020

Spring has sprung, the grass has grown, ‘my allergies are back’, we hear everyone moan!  For one in four  here in the northeast, spring also triggers seasonal allergies, an immune system response that transforms allergy sufferers into congested, itchy sneeze machines. But, dont get confused with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). There is a difference and knowing the symptoms …

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