We are all working to transition our lives into a new normal, which for most of us means staying home all the time. However, when it comes to social distancing, what do we do if we feel under the weather?

Even while we try to flatten the curve, everyday illnesses such as sore throat, seasonal allergies and pinkeye still crop up. What do we do then?

For those types of everyday health issues, our AFC Urgent Care North Carolina locations are now offering a new option—AFC TeleCare.

What Are the Benefits of Telemedicine?

There are many different benefits that telemedicine can offer to our patients. The biggest is that you do not need to worry about driving to and from your home to get medical care at our urgent care center, since you are consulting virtually with a physician right from your home.

As a result, you can lower your risk of being exposed to another kind of illness while outside your home, keeping yourself and our medical team safe. You also do not need to worry about child care and taking time off work.

Conditions Telemedicine Can Treat

  • Allergies
  • Arthritic pain
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Colds
  • Diarrhea
  • Infections
  • Insect bites
  • Sore throat
  • Pinkeye
  • Rashes
  • Sinus infection

How Does Telemedicine Work?

If you feel you are in need of a medical care, you can visit our website to book your virtual visit. Once a visit has been booked, you will be able to speak with a physician at a designated time, via a video checkup on your phone, a tablet or your computer.

During this visit, your provider will assess your symptoms and offer a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Conditions That Cannot Be Treated With Telemedicine

  • Chest pain
  • Wounds requiring suturing
  • Mental health issues
  • STDs
  • Pregnancy or birth control concerns
  • Shortness of breath
  • Head or neck injuries

Are you in need of medical care? Schedule an AFC TeleCare appointment with one of our AFC Urgent Care North Carolina locations today. Get the care you need in the comfort of home.