Can I go to the walk-in clinic during COVID?

At AFC Urgent Care in Saugus, we offer many different services and treatments for non-emergency medical problems. With COVID-19 happening, we have had to change the way to operate on the day to day to keep you and your family safe. This includes adding coronavirus testing to our list of services. The short answer is …

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When should you go to the ER?

At AFC Urgent Care in Saugus, we offer many services that can help your daily life when you are not able to see your regular healthcare provider. It’s important to understand the differences between non-emergency issues and ones that require treatment from a hospital. We offer a low-cost alternative to non-emergency problems and a shorter …

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Telling the Difference Between the Flu, COVID-19 and a Cold

Fall and winter are commonly referred to as cold and flu season, but in 2020, it’s also COVID-19 season! COVID-19 cases have continued to rise in the US since March and there’s no sign that will be slowing down anytime soon. The flu, cold, and COVID-19 all present similar symptoms and not knowing what’s causing …

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Should I Get the COVID-19 Antibody Test?

As the research about COVID-19 continues to reach new findings, scientists and doctors have developed a COVID-19 antibody test. Since the antibody test is so new, many people are unsure about getting it done. AFC Urgent Care Saugus has answered some of the most frequently asked questions about testing, including who is eligible and when …

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What Should I Do if I am High-Risk for Coronavirus?

Like many upper respiratory infections, there are certain individuals who may be at a higher risk for complications from COVID-19 than others. Knowing whether you are at a higher risk and what the symptoms are can be critical to preparing adequately for a potential outbreak as well as getting the care you need. Symptoms of …

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Do I Need to Get STD Testing?

STDs and STD testing are a topic that continues to be taboo, even though it’s no secret most older teens and adults are sexually active. If you’re one of the many people who are unsure about when and why to get tested for STDs, you came to the right place! Keep reading to determine if …

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The Most Common Urgent Care Visits Of Each Season

While urgent care centers see a plethora of different illnesses and conditions, some thrive best in certain temperatures – or seasons. Here are some of the most common reasons behind urgent care visits, according to the season. Spring  Influenza Influenza, more commonly known as ‘the flu’, actually has its own season! From about December to …

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Ever feel down, and wasn’t sure of the reason? It may be because of the change in seasons. Yes, that can happen! Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is defined as a type of depression related to changes in the seasons. Symptoms typically beginning in the fall, and lag into winter, eating up all of your energy. Read on …

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The Importance of Travel Vaccinations 

Preparing to travel is no small task. From booking flights to packing your bags, the to-do list never seems to end. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of travel plans and forget about the most basic step – travel vaccinations. Travel vaccinations are vital to ensure you’re healthy enough to …

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