doctorEvery year, the  Urgent Care Association of America recognizes May as National Urgent Care Awareness Month. This initiative raises awareness concerning the benefits of urgent care and the contributions that urgent care centers have brought to their community.

Prior to the introduction of urgent care, families had two go-to resources for medical care: the ER and the doctor’s office. While both of these locations offer vital services to their respective community, since urgent care was introduced, they were no longer the most convenient destination for a range of walk-in medical services. Nowadays, urgent care centers like AFC Urgent Care North Andover have evolved into versatile and reliable community resources for urgent care, family care, lab testing, occupational health and more!

Why Choose Urgent Care Over the ER?

For life-threatening emergencies, there’s no better option than the emergency room. However, many people go to the ER for non-life-threatening conditions when they could instead visit an urgent care center, where they would enjoy cheaper and more accessible ER-quality care. We treat many injuries and illnesses that many believe can only be treated at the ER, including:

  • Joint Pain, Back Pain
  • Respiratory Infection Treatment
  • Travel Vaccines
  • Seasonal Allergy  Relief
  • Work & Sports-related Injury Treatment
  • Fractures
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Flu & Colds Diagnosis & Treatment

At AFC Urgent Care North Andover, we accept most health insurances and even offer low-cost self-pay options. We’re open 7 days a week with extensive weekday and weekend hours, allowing people who work during the week to receive medical care without needing to take a vacation or sick day.

Why Go To Urgent Care When I Can See My Primary Care Physician?

Having a reliable primary care physician is important, and possibly life-saving, as it increases your chances of receiving early diagnosis for a potentially serious illness. However, seeing a primary care physician or pediatrician may not always be the most convenient option for medical care. For example, if your child’s sick and is at home instead of school, the chance that their pediatrician is available is slim. That’s what AFC Urgent Care North Andover is here for, as we can provide your child with the diagnosis and treatment they need to get back to school.

Besides injury and illness treatment, our walk-in medical services include:

  • Flu Shots
  • Sports/Camp Physicals
  • Travel Medicine
  • Lab Testing/X-Rays
  • Family Care

For more information about our walk-in medical services, call us at 978-470-0800 or walk into our center any day of the week!