Can I Get Medical Care From Home?

In these times of uncertainty, it can be hard to know what to do if you get sick or hurt. Although we are all working hard to flatten the curve when it comes to the virus, that doesn’t mean that everyday illnesses and injuries won’t occur!

What happens then? If you are in need of medical care, rest assured that AFC Urgent Care Gastonia is still here for you! We are now offering AFC TeleCare services to provide you the care you need in the comfort of your home.

What Is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine is the use of technology in order to receive medical care. Whether it be from a laptop or a mobile device, patients are able to use telemedicine in order to speak with a medical provider in real-time to discuss symptoms and possible treatment options.

It’s important to note that telemedicine is not appropriate for emergency medical symptoms, including shortness of breath and chest pain.

Conditions Telemedicine Can Treat

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

Can I Feel Safe Using Telemedicine for My Healthcare Needs?

Yes! Using telemedicine is just as safe as being at our urgent care center for an in-person visit.

Telemedicine appointments are accessed via a secure and protected video chat. You access the chat using a private link that is provided to you once you have scheduled your appointment.

Benefits of Using Telemedicine

  • You do not need to worry about transportation or taking time off work.
  • You do not have to worry about arranging child care.
  • You don’t have to worry about catching another illness while in the waiting room.
  • You can feel safer at home with the virus going around while still getting the medical care you need.

Our goal is—and always—to protect our patients and staff. During these uncertain times, our team at AFC Urgent Care Gastonia has established AFC TeleCare services to better serve the needs of our patients while continuing to practice social distancing. Schedule a virtual visit today!