Can My Medical Need Be Treated Virtually?

We’ve been called over the last few months to stay in our homes and avoid contact with others as much as possible. But what happens when you need medical care?

The good news is: If you have a non-emergency medical needs requiring treatment during this time, we’ve got you covered! AFC Urgent Care Northern Liberties is offering AFC TeleCare services, which can get you the care you need for many medical conditions from the comfort and safety of your own home.

What Is AFC TeleCare?

AFC TeleCare is our name for telemedicine services. But what’s telemedicine? Telemedicine is a form of medical care that’s received virtually via a video connection rather than in-person.

While it’s gained more popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine services have actually been around in some form for a long while. They provide patients with a number of benefits, allowing them to get the care they need without needing to leave home. You access AFC TeleCare using a secure link opening up a video conference between yourself and a provider.

Benefits of Telemedicine

  • No need to travel
  • No need for child care
  • No need to take off work
  • No time spent in a waiting room

Can Telemedicine Treat All Medical Conditions?

While AFC TeleCare can provide quality care for many medical conditions, it is not suitable for some conditions, including any emergency medical needs.

If you are experiencing shortness of breath, chest pain, a head injury, loss of consciousness or any other serious symptoms, seek emergency medical care promptly. For non-emergency medical needs, though, you can usually be treated using telemedicine.

Conditions Telemedicine Can Treat

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

Feeling under the weather? Schedule an AFC TeleCare appointment with AFC Urgent Care Northern Liberties to get the care you need from the safety and comfort of home.

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