Coronavirus Information from AFC Urgent Care South Asheville

COVID-19 Information

When the pandemic began, several AFC Urgent Care locations were among the first to provide rapid molecular COVID-19 testing and care for patients in North Carolina. We swiftly established triage tents, screening facilities, adjusted the infrastructure, modified protocols, procured Personal Protective Equipment and invested in rapid testing. Our team worked tirelessly, researching the virus and collaborating with hospitals and care units to offer relief and treatment. Today, our team at our new location, AFC Urgent Care South Asheville, works just as diligently to uphold best practices and procedures for COVID-19.

COVID-19 Precautions:

AFC Urgent Care is looking forward to seeing Buncombe County and all of North Carolina return to its vibrant and social lifestyle. However, we must still take precautions as we continue to live with COVID-19. Here are a few reminders to keep in mind:

  •  Maintain social distance as much as possible. Close contact can easily spread COVID-19 through respiratory droplets, so keeping a distance from others can provide an extra layer of protection.
  • When in enclosed spaces, wear a mask, particularly an N95 mask, that fits snugly over your face.
  • Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face.
  • Disinfect frequently-used areas where multiple people have been.
  • Stay home if you display any symptoms of COVID-19.

Arden, North Carolina is Known for its stunning natural landscapes, including the Blue Ridge Mountains and Pisgah National Forest. Located near Asheville, the area offers a relaxed lifestyle and has consistently been ranked as one of the top places to work and establish a business. As people in North Carolina and visitors start to engage in more social activities, travel and return to a “post-pandemic” world, it is still crucial to be aware of potential COVID-19 symptoms and monitor them.

Keep an eye out for these Covid-19 signs and symptoms:

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

COVID-19 Testing near Buncombe & Henderson County

If you have any of the above symptoms, visit AFC Urgent Care South Asheville, just 20 minutes from Downtown Asheville, to be evaluated by a medical professional. Our team will quickly provide you with test results and a thorough medical examination to rule out other potential causes. We offer COVID-19 testing for children as young as 6 months, so if your student needs a test for school, we are open 7 days a week with extended hours to accommodate you. Additionally, if you are planning to travel, be sure to check your testing requirements. AFC Urgent Care is here to provide a safe testing environment for all your travel needs.

AFC Urgent Care South Asheville is committed to keeping Arden and surrounding areas healthy including: Fletcher, Asheville and Hendersonville.

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

Buncombe County Health Department

Phone: (828) 250-5000


Henderson County Health Department

Phone: (828) 692-4223