We are now offering walk-in Rapid COVID-19 Antigen and PCR Testing at our Swampscott clinic – NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED. Online registration is still recommended (please follow all steps and upload insurance information and photo ID).  We are also seeing patients for general urgent care needs and following the strictest protocols for patient safety.



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Travel Hygiene Tips for the Holidays

The holiday months are upon us. That means traveling for family gatherings, getaways, and then going back home again. Travel comes with a set of hygiene challenges you’ve likely never faced before and learning how to overcome them and be a challenge, but we’re here to help! Holiday Hand Hygiene Holiday time just so happens …

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Turkey Cooking Safety

Cooking the turkey is one of the most critical jobs on Thanksgiving Day, but it’s also one of the most dangerous. Each year food-borne illnesses run rampant through the country around this time of year thanks to poultry being improperly cooked and handled. This year, the CDC has seen a strain of salmonella spreading around …

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Hand Washing Tips

With flu season right around the corner, many families are doing whatever they can to protect themselves. For many families, simple prevention from handwashing is something that is overlooked. Proper handwashing techniques should be used all year round, but now is a great time to begin implanting good habits in yourself and your children. How …

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Face Paint Chemical Awareness

As fall comes into full swing, many festivals and pumpkin patches will feature face painting stations for your kids to enjoy. There’s no question about rather or not face painting is fun for everyone but is it safe? Upon taking a closer look at some of the ingredients lurking in the face paint used on …

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Get a Vaccination

Childhood vaccinations have been a hot topic issue lately, but knowing the facts should be your first focus. Many parents are unsure of why vaccinations are so important, how they can affect your child, and how to go about getting their child vaccinated. These are a few of the most important pieces of information you …

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Take your child to get their eyes checked today

Taking your child for regular eye vision testing is important not only for their eye health but for their performance in school as well. Knowing what age to begin taking your child to get eye vision testing, how often to take them, and what that testing includes can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to …

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Make sure to get your back to school physicals!

Why are physicals important? Have you ever thought about why physicals are even necessary every year for your child? The truth is they are! Children & Teens go through a lot of changes each year as they grow and develop. A physical is a checkup that makes sure your kids are developing normally. Physicals catch …

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Can’t Quit Coughing?

The weather’s cold, the days are short, and the cold and flu viruses are running rampant. It’s likely that sometime this season, you’ll find yourself with a bit of a cough. Coughing is the body’s way of trying to clear your airways. It’s a natural occurrence and is rarely the sign of anything serious. The …

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Are Extra Pounds Weighing Down Your Immune System?

It probably comes as no surprise that losing weight and getting healthy is high on the list when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. And like so many promises we make to ourselves, it’s usually easier said than done. At AFC Urgent Care Swampscott, we see the effects of obesity every day. High blood pressure, …

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