AFC Urgent Care Watertown and Arlington are helping to provide COVID-19 Testing to help fight the global pandemic.
AFC Urgent Care Watertown provides COVID-19 Rapid and PCR Testing for patients to determine if their body is currently responding to a COVID-19 infection. Antibody tests can help patients determine if they have a limited immunity to COVID-19, if their body is fighting off infection though there are no symptoms, and if there is a greater-than-expected risk of COVID-19 cases within a community.
COVID-19 Testing for Air Travel
Travel to many international destinations requires a negative PCR testing within a certain timeframe of your flight. AFC Watertown can help you get pre-cleared and ensure that you have your test results in hand before heading off to the airport. Please note that because of the ever changing regulatory requirements on who needs a test and how recent it needs to be, you need determine for yourself what the travel requirements are for your destination. However, you can rest assured that whether it is a Rapid test or a PCR test we can get it done for you one time!
Register Online for COVID Testing
Register online for COVID Testing at AFC Urgent Care Watertown here.
We also perform Antibody Testing for patients to determine if their body is currently responding to a COVID-19 infection. Antibody tests can help patients determine if they have a limited immunity to COVID-19, if their body is fighting off infection though there are no symptoms, and if there is a greater-than-expected risk of COVID-19 cases within a community.
COVID-19 is one of the most dangerous global health crises in 2020, which is now flagged as a major public health concern in the United States. For patients, it is imperative to follow Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and local healthcare officials.
AFC Urgent Care Watertown is here to provide you with the best sources of information
from leading healthcare agencies, and frequent major media updates. Misinformation from
unverified social media sources can cause patients to panic or participate in ineffective
prevention methods. Use the following modules and links to learn more!
Important Update: We are offering COVID-19 testing for patients. There are multiple
options. Rapid tests, Send out PCR tests and Antibody tests. Our provider team can collect
samples and send to our third-party reference lab for testing for send out PCR testing or
Antibody testing if deemed necessary by our providers. You may also be tested for
influenza at the same time. The current test results for sent out PCR turnaround time is 5-10
days. Rapid tests can be resulted the same day in 2 hours but paper documentation is
usually ready in 4 hours.
The current CDC guidelines for testing can be found here, which are helpful for evaluating your risk of COVID-19.
However, patients that don’t meet the clinical guidelines as a likely match for COVID-19 can still be tested for seasonal illnesses. The common cold and flu have similar symptoms to COVID-19: Sneezing, coughing, and fever.
COVID-19 Resources for Patients
Use the following links to find fast and available information about COVID-19 locally and globally. The following resources provide daily updates about COVID-19:
COVID-19 Prevention FAQs for Patients:
Public health officials want to make it clear to patients that routine hygiene and general disease prevention are crucial to lowering your risk of getting a coronavirus infection. In fact, the CDC outlined the key prevention methods which are similar to the flu and common cold Here are a few more specific prevention strategies for patients:
“As with other respiratory viruses, we recommend people protect themselves and others by practicing everyday actions:
- Clean hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing.
- Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Get an annual flu vaccine if you have not had one.
- Practice social distancing to avoid the spread whenever you have to leave your household.
If patients have any other questions about coronavirus prevention, then please call a local healthcare provider to learn the facts about coronavirus and disease safety!