Even in these times of the unknown, many people are still going to need medical care for a variety of non-emergency conditions, including colds, coughs and stomach bugs. How can you get the care you need?
Telemedicine is an option! According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, telemedicine is an efficient way for physicians to deliver quality health care, especially during this time of social distancing.
Our team at AFC Urgent Care South Charlotte wants you to know that we are adding another layer of safety for our patients and staff by offering AFC TeleCare services to our community members.
What Is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine allows patients the opportunity to speak with physicians via technology without having to leave their home.
During this time where it is important that many of us stay home and social distance, AFC TeleCare allows patients who need medical care the opportunity to speak with a provider at our urgent care center in real-time in order to get the care they need for non-emergency medical conditions.
Conditions Telemedicine Can Treat
- Arthritic pain
- Insect bites
- Sore throat
- Sinus infection
Can Telemedicine Treat All Medical Conditions?
No, telemedicine is not an appropriate option for some medical conditions or issues. In particular, telemedicine cannot treat emergency medical symptoms, such as shortness of breath or chest pain.
Beyond emergency symptoms, there are also some other types of issues and conditions that are better conducted in a medical office.
Conditions That Cannot Be Treated With Telemedicine
- Chest pain
- Wounds requiring suturing
- Mental health issues
- Pregnancy or birth control concerns
- Shortness of breath
- Head or neck injuries
Feeling under the weather? Visit AFC Urgent Care South Charlotte website today to schedule your virtual visit.