No matter what the illness is or how minor it is, getting sick is a serious inconvenience. Whether it disrupts your schoolwork, sports involvement, or puts you behind at work, nobody is happy when they get sick. However, it is essential not to let yourself get too stressed out about the sickness, as that can prolong your recovery time. Instead, it is better to make an appointment with your primary care physician as soon as possible or to come to an urgent care facility like AFC Urgent Care, where you will receive expert medical attention for your illness!
If I am ill, can I go to a walk-in urgent care?
You can come to an urgent care clinic for any minor illness! However, due to the crazy times that we are in with the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that if you have COVID-like symptoms to make a virtual telemedicine appointment with us at American Family Care Urgent Care. Our physicians would be happy to provide whatever medical care is necessary with regard to the proper diagnosis, treatment, and prescriptions to help you fight off your illness through telemedicine. We also offer rapid antigen testing for COVID-19 if you are concerned that your illness is related to the novel coronavirus. If your illness is not COVID-related, we welcome you to our clinic for treatment for a walk-in appointment.
Can I go to urgent care for a doctor’s note?
Certainly! If you are too sick for work or school, we can provide you with a doctor’s note at AFC Urgent Care either in-person or through a telemedicine appointment. Let us know the symptoms you are experiencing, when they started, and how severe they are, so that our physicians can write out a detailed doctor’s note with an accurate diagnosis and specified recovery time for you. If necessary, we can also provide a prescription and treatment if your illness calls for such action.
Where to go to the doctor if I don’t have insurance?
While emergency rooms are legally obliged to take any patient without insurance, they also charge you through the roof! Unless you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, you will benefit more from going to a walk-in or urgent care facility that accepts patients without insurance and offers payment plans. Urgent care clinics are guaranteed to provide services at a significantly lower price than the emergency room. Here at AFC Urgent Care, we do not want money to get in the way of our patients receiving the medical attention they need. Consequently, we are willing to accept patients with or without insurance plans and are happy to accept self-pay options so that you can receive the medical care you need without breaking the bank.
Can I go to urgent care as a minor?
While you can certainly go to an urgent care facility as an unaccompanied minor, the doctor or a medical assistant may phone your parents or legal guardian for consent to proceed with medical treatment if you are under the age of 16. South Carolina law deems that a minor who is at least 16 years of age can consent to receive medical treatment from a recognized medical professional without a legal guardian present.
Come to AFC Urgent Care in Greenwood, South Carolina, for the treatment of any minor illness! We accept walk-in appointments, but you can also make an in-person or telemedicine appointment through our website or call us at (864) 383-1488. You can find AFC Urgent Care at 474 Bypass 72 NW, Suite B, in Greenwood, South Carolina. Our clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and on the weekend from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.