WE ARE OPEN AND OFFERING RAPID COVID-19 TESTING AT OUR CLINIC, by appointment only

All registration paperwork must be completed online.

Patients must be assessed by our physicians for testing based on symptoms or exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

Is Now a Good Time to Visit an Urgent Care Center?

COVID-19 has shifted the attention of the general public more towards the healthcare field than normal. Before, people would simply go to the doctor or ER when they needed treatment, but now many are wondering if it’s safe. While nothing is 100% safe during the pandemic, urgent care centers are a great option for your …

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Injury Treatment at an Urgent Care Center: 2020 FAQ

Did you know that urgent care centers are one of the faster growing areas of the healthcare system? More urgent care centers continue to open across the country and you can find one almost anywhere you may be! This steady growth can be credited to the unique service found at an urgent care center. Receiving …

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Rapid Testing Benefits for Patients this Fall 2020 Season

COVID-19 testing is going to be a crucial healthcare service as patients continue to go to work , school, and normal activities during a potential second wave of the virus. Businesses and communities need more efficient and faster safeguards to thoroughly evaluate infection risks and stay safe. The good news for nearby Edgewater, MD patients …

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Influenza and Seasonal Illness Treatment Preparation for 2020

The fall 2020 season is going to be particularly tough for families and their children. The current COVID-19 pandemic in conjunction with seasonal illnesses and the annual influenza spike during autumn. Under normal circumstances, patients can get a flu shot on the same day as their urgent care visit.  Patients near Edgewater,MD and surrounding neighborhoods …

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COVID-19 and the Summer Season in Maryland

The novel coronavirus has caused a major disruption of daily life in the last three months. As COVID-19 cases now peak at 2 million across the U.S, many local governments continue to slowly reopen businesses, restaurants, and recreational facilities.  In Maryland, the government is now allowing businesses to operate at limited customer capacity with coronavirus …

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Did COVID-19 Make You Defer Your Healthcare Needs?

COVID-19 has challenged many of our patients’ way of life. From mandatory stay-at-home orders, to the shutdown of local businesses, coronavirus has interrupted the lives of most individuals and families. The coronavirus also created major gaps and barriers to a crucial need for millions of patients: healthcare. Deferred care, or when a patient forgoes necessary …

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Telemedicine Benefits for Patients After COVID-19

Telemedicine, or the virtual delivery of urgent care through internet-connected devices, can help patients maintain social distancing and get immediate care. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine has been serving as a crucial gateway for healthcare access for thousands of patients across the U.S.  AFC Urgent Care Edgewater opened telemedicine access to help patients find …

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What do I need for a telemedicine visit?

As you may have noticed, AFC Urgent Care Edgewater is now providing telemedicine services to ensure that patients can continue to get care while at home. The service works by booking an appointment online through our designated portal, and then meeting with a provider virtually.  Telemedicine allows our team to evaluate a variety of acute …

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Social Distancing Practices for COVID-19

The COVID-19 Pandemic is a global healthcare crisis that requires effort from everyone to help overcome it. The state of Maryland is currently challenged with 10,000 plus cases even with many patients self-quarantining at home and stay-at-home orders from Governor Hogan.  Social distancing, or the practice of maintaining quarantine and staying away from others, is …

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