Hixson Tennessee Coronavirus Information from AFC Urgent Care

COVID-19 Information

From the beginning of the pandemic, AFC Urgent Care was one of the first to the Chattanooga, TN market with rapid molecular COVID-19 testing, and care for sick patients. Our clinics jumped into action to provide care immediately with setting up triage tents, screening facilities, infrastructure modifications, protocol changes, PPE, rapid testing investments, and much more. The AFC team spent countless hours working overtime, researching the virus, and networking with hospitals and care units to provide relief and care.

With over 82,227 cases and 833 deaths in Hamilton County, Chattanooga has been hit hard. Nooga, Tennessee is home to famous tourism, events, experiences, and restaurants Chattanooga full of vibrant chattanoogans supporting sporting events like the Chattanooga Football Club, UTC Mocs, Chattanooga Red Wolves, and visiting renown attractions such as the Chattanooga Aquarium and Scenic Downtown Area. Many of these public venues have taken a hit in decreased populations and cancelled events over the past couple years due to the pandemic. As we start to see our rich outdoor community come back to life, it is important to remember precautions to keep her healthy and vibrant!
COVID-19 Precautions:

AFC Urgent Care is ready to see Chattanooga, TN back to its roots of celebrating life with friends and family. Here are a few precautions to consider while we are still living with COVID-19.

  • Distance as much as possible. COVID-19 is known to spread rapidly with close contact through respiratory droplets. Allowing distance between you and others, will add a layer of protection against catching the virus.
  • When in tight quarters, wear a mask. Preferably a N95 mask, worn tightly around your face.
  • Wash your hands on a regular basis and avoid touching your face.
  • Disinfect areas where multiple people have been.
  • Avoid public if you are displaying any COVID-19 Symptoms

COVID-19 Symptoms to watch for:
Be on the lookout for these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • GI Issues (we are starting to see more of this)
  • Body Aches and Headache

COVID-19 Testing in Hamilton County and Surrounding TN Counties

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, walk into any of our Chattanooga area AFC Urgent Care centers to be tested and seen by a medical provider. Our team will provide you with rapid results and a full medical examination to rule out any other possibilities. We see kids 6 months and up for COVID testing, so if your student needs a test for school, we are open 7 days a week with extended hours to serve you. If you are traveling, make sure you review your travel testing needs:  AFC Urgent Care is here to provide a safe testing environment for all your travel requirements.

AFC Urgent Care is committed to keeping Chattanooga, Tennessee and our surrounding communities of Bradley and McMinn healthy and safe!

For additional COVID information in your area, visit your local health department.

Hamilton County, Tennessee Health Department:
(423) 209-8383
https://health.hamiltontn.org 

Bradley County, Tennessee Health Department:
(423) 728-7020
https://covid19.tn.gov/vaccine_phase/bradley-county/

McMinn County, Tennessee Health Department:
(423) 745-7431
https://www.mcminncountytn.gov/health_dept.html