Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Powdersville, SC
If you begin exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, please schedule a Telecare/Virtual Visit with us. We will assess your situation by video call and will determine if curbside testing is needed.
American Family Care understands your concerns regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Rest assured that, as always, we hold the health and wellbeing of our patients and those in our communities of the utmost importance.
If you begin exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, please use our Telecare/Virtual Visit function through our website to set up a video visit with one of our Providers. We will assess your situation by video conference and will provide the appropriate course of action based on our local health department guidelines. If our Provider deems the need for testing, you will be instructed to drive to one of our centers for curbside testing. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE OFFICE – call us from your car when you are in our parking lot to inform us of your arrival. The results of these tests do take between three to five days to return. We may also test you for other common viruses, such as the flu, to allow us to more accurately diagnose your symptoms.
Again, if you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches and/or fatigue, loss of sense of smell or taste, please contact our office via the Telecare/Virtual Visit function on our website.
The Physicians, Providers and Staff of AFC Urgent Care are committed to excellence in care for our patients. We are dedicated to keeping your family, and ours, safe.
During this COVID-19 pandemic and always, we encourage you to follow the hygiene and social distancing protocols as presented by the CDC guidelines – this includes proper hand washing, avoiding the touching of eyes/nose/mouth with unwashed hands, covering your mouth and nose or use the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze, and stay home from activities if you are ill and/or have fever.
Because COVID-19 and the flu are both spread by sneezing and coughing tiny drops of our spit or saliva called “respiratory droplets” into the air and onto surfaces, it is extremely important for us to stay away from other people (including family members), cover our coughs and sneezes, wear a face mask when possible, and continue to wash our hands with soap and water frequently.
As always, our staff is following CDC guidelines for proper healthcare provider hygiene and surface disinfection as well as self monitoring for fever and other symptoms prior to the start of their shifts and again mid-way through their shift. We are dedicated to keeping everyone’s risk as low as possible during seasons of illness by reducing opportunities for transmission of germs, and this is especially true during this season.
Please know your care is our utmost priority and we will continue to strive to provide the best care possible. We will also provide you with the latest information we have and adjust as necessary for your and our protection. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your family.