OPEN HOURS 8AM – 5PM MON-FRI. NOW PROVIDING COVID-19 SWAB TESTING BY WALK-IN CARE OR APPOINTMENT. AFC Urgent Care Southlake is open and now accepts Medicaid insurance coverage for urgent care services. Simply book an appointment online! 

Sore Throat Treatment

Get fast sore throat treatment AFC Urgent Care Southlake!

Throughout the year, many patients are likely to experience a sore throat from a wide variety of causes. Without proper treatment a patient’s sore throat can develop worsened symptoms such as throat pain and inflammation. Patients that need immediate sore throat treatment can get the care they need ASAP at AFC Urgent Care Southlake at our walk-in clinic and urgent care center!

Many individuals choose to go to an emergency room in order to treat acute illnesses including sore throat. However, the wait an an ER could last between 30 minutes to over an hour and lead to a surprise bill if you go to an out-of-network provider. AFC Urgent Care Southlake is an emergency room alternative for patients that don’t have life-threatening illnesses or serious medical conditions.

Sore throat and general illness treatment at an urgent care center usually costs far less than an ER visit, since most in-state insurance carriers  charge a minimum co-pay for a visit. Additionally, an urgent care center can also provide faster wait times since patients don’t need an appointment to get care. Simply walk-in and get the care you need ASAP!

If you have more questions please contact us immediately by calling us at 817.488.9922 to learn about your options!

What is sore throat/pharyngitis? What are symptoms to look for?

Pharyngitis is the medical term for sore throat, which is when your throat becomes irritated and inflamed due to physical exhaustion, a viral infection, or a bacterial infection. According to Harvard Medical School, most patients experience sore throat due to an outside infection.

The main causes of a viral pharyngitis and sore throat include common colds, the influenza virus (flu), and Streptococcus virus (strep throat). During the fall and winter season, cases of pharyngitis spike as more people spread illnesses and viruses. If you believe that you need to see an urgent care provider for your strep throat, watch for the following symptoms:

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Dry cough or hoarseness
  • Increased pain or irritation of the throat
  • Redness of eyes, puffiness