IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT THIS LOCATION!

AFC URGENT CARE METHUEN HAS UPDATED OPERATING HOURS: 8AM TO 8PM MON-FRI | SAT-SUN 8AM TO 5PM

NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TESTING AVAILABLE TO METHUEN AND MERRIMACK VALLEY COMMUNITIES ‪‪ON FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH AT AFC URGENT CARE (‪380 MERRIMACK STREET IN METHUEN) AND STONEHAM AREA RESIDENTS AND NEARBY COMMUNITIES ‪‪ON SATURDAY, APRIL 11TH ‪AT 16 MAIN STREET IN STONEHAM. AVAILABLE FOR ALL HEALTH INSURANCES TO INCLUDE MASSHEALTH AND MEDICARE.  MUST BE SCREENED IN ADVANCE AND RECEIVE DOCTOR’S NOTE FROM AFC URGENT CARE.  CALL FOR DETAILS OR SCREENING AT ‪‪781.430.8161.

‪‪On Friday, April 10, 2020 AFC Urgent Care in Methuen, MA (located at ‪‪380 Merrimack Street in Methuen) will hold a COVID-19 drive through testing clinic ‪‪from 9am to 3pm for members of the Methuen and Merrimack Valley communities who qualify for novel coronavirus testing.

Additionally, ‪‪on Saturday, April 11, 2020 AFC Urgent Care in Stoneham, MA (located at ‪‪16 Main Street in Stoneham) will hold another drive through testing clinic ‪‪from 9am to 3pm for members and residents of Stoneham and the surrounding communities.

In order to qualify for testing, patients will need to be pre-screened by an AFC provider ‪‪on Wednesday, April 8th, ‪Thursday, April 9th or Friday, April 10th via a telemedicine urgent care visit. Upon completion of the telehealth screening and determination of qualification for testing, AFC Urgent Care will send a personalized doctor’s order to that specific patient in order to be tested ‪‪on Friday, April 10th or ‪‪Saturday, April 11th. PLEASE NOTE:  If a prospective patient does not bring an AFC doctor’s note to the drive through testing clinic, that patient will not be eligible for testing.

If interested in a screening and to be eligible for an AFC Urgent Care doctors note in order to be tested for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) ‪‪on Friday, April 10th in Methuen or ‪‪Saturday, April 11th in Stoneham, please call us ‪‪between 8am and 8pm on Wednesday, April 8th, ‪Thursday, April 9th or Friday, April 10th at ‪‪781.430.8161.

Month: January 2016

Flu Season Facts, Part 2

Here is the second part of our series on flu season! We hope you took our advice from last week and got your flu shot! We’re going to get a bit more into the nitty-gritty about how the flu spreads and what makes the flu vaccine work. So hang on, we’re diving right in!   …

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Surviving the 2016 Winter: Falls, Hypothermia & Dehydration

By the time Winter Storm Jonas finally quit terrorizing the mid-Atlantic states, 48 people had died. As soon as Jonas arrived on January 22nd, it had grown clear that the storm was going to be historical, and by the 23rd, it had succeeded in virtually shutting down Washington D.C., New York City and Philadelphia. While those of …

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Surviving the 2016 Winter: Falls, Hypothermia & Dehydration

By the time Winter Storm Jonas finally quit terrorizing the mid-Atlantic states, 48 people had died. As soon as Jonas arrived on January 22nd, it had grown clear that the storm was going to be historical, and by the 23rd, it had succeeded in virtually shutting down Washington D.C., New York City and Philadelphia. While those of …

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Flu Season Facts, Part 1

The influenza virus is a seasonal epidemic that typically hits the United States around October and can last until May. Even though this is a yearly occurrence, there are still some misconceptions about the flu and what people should do to protect themselves. To keep our readers informed, we are doing a two-part series on …

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Difference Between Nurse Practitioner, PA & Physician

Our center staffs a range of medical experts with varying skills, specialties and levels of expertise. During your visit, you may hear different people introduce themselves as a physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant. When patients are offered medical services by any of these providers the most frequently asked question is “What is the difference?” …

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Difference Between Nurse Practitioner, PA & Physician

Our center staffs a range of medical experts with varying skills, specialties and levels of expertise. During your visit, you may hear different people introduce themselves as a physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant. When patients are offered medical services by any of these providers the most frequently asked question is “What is the difference?” …

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Beware of Winter Weather Hazards!

After an unseasonably warm start on the East Coast, winter is finally letting us feel its chill. It might seem like yesterday that high temperatures were breaking records all over the place, so it can be easy to disregard the recent cold. Winter weather can present a lot of hazards though, so it’s important to …

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There's Still Time to get a Flu Shot!

Even though flu season has already begun, it doesn’t mean it’s too late to get a flu shot. In fact, flu season – according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) – often lasts as late as May, depending on the year. Historically, January and February have the highest rate of infection, so it is important to …

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