Due to the pandemic all visits to our urgent care center are by appointment only. Please call our center to schedule an appointment.

Our center is only offering COVID-19 PCR testing. We do not have rapid testing available at this time. Results will be available within 3-5 days of testing. 

Is it Allergies or a Cold?

In the early spring months, both colds and allergies can be very prominent which can make it difficult to determine which you may be experiencing. Allergy symptoms are the cause of an immune system over-reaction while a cold is the result of a virus. We want to help you and give you some characteristics of …

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Spring Sports Injuries

It is officially spring sport season! We wanted to offer some advice to avoid spring sport injuries. 1) Sport Physical: Many organizations and schools require this, but in the off chance they do not, it is still a smart idea to receive a physical to ensure the child is able to participate. 2) Warm up: …

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Sinusitis (Sinus Infection)

A sinus infection, or sinusitis, is the inflammation of the sinus tissue. Stuffy nose, runny nose, congestion, and tenderness around the sinuses are common symptoms associate with sinusitis. Doctors will diagnose with a physical examination. Tests may be done but this is usually not necessary. Doctors can usually tell by applying pressure to the sinus …

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Spring Seasonal Allergies

Spring technically begins today, whether it feels like it or not. And with spring, comes seasonal allergy symptoms for nearly 35 million Americans. In the spring, pollen from blooming trees and other plants enter the air, and ultimately our systems. When someone who is allergic breathes in pollen, the immune system thinks it is an …

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Pneumonia

Pneumonia, an infection of the lung, can make you very sick. Associated symptoms can include coughing, difficulty breathing, and a fever. Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Diagnosis is completed with an examination and possibly a blood test or chest x-ray. It is treatable. Bacterial pneumonia is treated with antibiotics. Those with viral pneumonia …

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Bronchitis

Often accompanied by a bad cough and breathlessness, bronchitis is the inflammation of bronchial passages within the lungs. The breathlessness is caused by the passages being closed off which restricts the airways. Brochitis is classified as acute or chronic. Chronic is a long term health issue which needs to be managed while acute typically lasts …

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Urgent Care vs Emergency Room

The newest AFC Urgent Care in Malden is classified as an urgent care center. We wanted to take a minute and explain how we are different from the ER. Urgent Care centers help fill a gap between Primary Care Physicians and Hospital Emergency Rooms. In the ER, wait times can be high, especially if your …

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Wait Times in Boston

In a recent study conducted by physician search and consulting firm found that Boston has the highest average wait time until the next available doctors appointment. The study researched 15 major cities in the country and found that the average wait time for an appointment in Boston was 45 days.  The number was much higher …

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AFC Malden has a new site

AFC in Malden MA has a new website! Please check back soon as we prepare to open our new convenient urgent care center!