The short answer to this question is yes. You can still visit a walk-in clinic for all of the same general services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our physicians and trained staff are prepared for any medical problem that may arise while keeping you and your family members safe. We are still operating as a normal AFC Urgent Care and have added COVID-19 testing to our list of services. Accidents happen, and you can keep your loved ones safe from both COVID and typical winter ailments with AFC Urgent Care in Springfield.
We understand the overwhelming feeling that happens when thinking of the current pandemic. That is why we are offering both rapid COVID-19 testing and antibody testing. A rapid test will tell us if you have an active case of the virus. A sample is collected through a nasal swab that is then tested at our facility. This test is not painful but may cause mild discomfort. The results of the test will then be collected after less than 15 minutes. From here, we can offer information on protecting others and maintaining any symptoms you may be experiencing. Many coronavirus cases do not have severe symptoms, but it is important to monitor the severity.
The antibody test is meant to see if your body has the antibodies used to fight a previous case. This is not meant to determine if you have an active case, so you should not have had symptoms for at least two weeks previous to this test. A blood sample is taken and then sent to an external lab to determine your results. Results should come through within 48 hours, depending on how long ago the active case was.
At AFC Urgent Care in Springfield, we understand that accidents still happen, despite the pandemic. That is why our clinic offers wait times less than 15 minutes long, with no appointments necessary. Some of the general services we offer include: aid for broken bones or lacerations requiring stitches, lab testing such as STD testing or drug testing, vaccinations (including flu shots), and other non-emergency procedures and preventative action.
It is safe to go into any AFC Urgent Care as long as you are wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth and are following all social distancing protocols in the waiting area. It is up to everyone to make sure we are doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you have any questions or concerns about the services provided during the pandemic, call us in Springfield now.