The pandemic certainly turned many different businesses and processes upside down, including the healthcare industry! We navigated through the unknown and changed the way we did things in order to continue to help our community.

Now that the COVID-19 emergency status is set to expire in May, some of those changes are also coming to an end across the country. This includes some access to telemedicine and the accessibility of virtual visits.

The good news, however, is that the benefits of an in-person visit at AFC Urgent Care Hickory are staying the same! We explain what makes an AFC visit so great below, so read on.

Why Do I Need an In-Person Visit?

Family is at the center of our work—and quite literally our name! While we all work in Hickory, many of us live here, too. This allows us to be particularly connected to our community and have a passion for caring for everyone who walks in our doors. Having a friendly and genuinely caring team can help make a medical visit less overwhelming.

Not only can we help put you at ease, but an in-person visit allows us to get an up-close view on what is causing you pain or discomfort. We can take a peek at your ears, check your tonsils and do a full body assessment to give you the most accurate diagnosis possible. If you are separated from your medical provider by a screen, it certainly raises the risk that something may be missed something during a visual evaluation.

Experience an AFC Visit

  • Access to further testing
  • Better patient/provider relationships
  • Accurate and comprehensive diagnosis
  • Personal touch

Is an In-Person Visit Necessary?

Telemedicine definitely had its benefits when we needed to change gears during the pandemic. However, it wasn’t a sustainable solution for every diagnosis, illness or injury. Things can get missed if you aren’t able to be seen in person by a medical professional.

In addition, we can also take things further if your evaluation requires it. We can order blood work, an X-ray or a rapid test and really take the time we need to in order to help you. Choosing an in-person visit with us at AFC Urgent Care Hickory is one of the best decisions you can make for your health!

Services Offered at AFC

  • Thorough, patient-centered visits
  • Lab services
  • X-rays
  • Rapid testing for flu, COVID-19, strep throat and some STDs

We are always here for you. Come see us at AFC Urgent Care Hickory today.