Why is handwashing important to prevent COVID-19?

Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions, including coronavirus, are spread in part by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. Coronavirus...

Is Hand Sanitizer as Effective as Soap and Water?

If you have come into contact with coronavirus, the best thing you can do is to wash with plain soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing one’s nose. If soap and water are...

Should I wear a face mask when I go out in public?

In order to help protect yourself and others, the CDC recommends that you wear a cloth face covering in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, like grocery stores and pharmacies. This is especially important in areas where...

Why is Flattening the Curve Important?

Why is Flattening the Curve Important?

“Flattening the curve” refers to a graph that shows the number of COVID-19 cases over time. This graph is based on the fact that over time, short of a vaccine or cure of some sort, most people will eventually get the disease. Of these people, a seemingly small...

What treatments are available for COVID-19?

As of now (4/28/20), there are no treatments and there is no vaccine or cure for COVID-19, although there are clinical trials under way. Since COVID-19 stems from a virus, antibiotics are not effective to combat it. There are treatments for people who develop...

Stay Safe Outdoors During COVID-19

Stay Safe Outdoors During COVID-19

As we head into summer, still in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s clear that this season will be without its typical concerts, movies, sporting events, and vacations. But all is not lost. We can still enjoy the simple pleasure of heading outside for some...

Seasonal Allergies Amid a Pandemic

Seasonal Allergies Amid a Pandemic

As the coronavirus spreads through the US, it can be a scary time to feel sick. Waking up with even a slight scratch in your throat might make you question your condition. But with spring flowers and plants beginning to bloom, remember not to rule out the simple...

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

We understand it’s a challenging time, as we all deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. MEDIQ Urgent Care has put protocols in place to protect our employees, our patients and our community: We constantly sanitize our clinics by wiping down chairs, countertops, beds, door...

When to Visit an Urgent Care

An urgent care facility is a clinic where you can receive medical attention and treatment. In a way, it lies somewhere between a regular family practice and an emergency room (ER). However, knowing when to go to an urgent care in Greensboro instead of a family...

What’s the Difference Between Urgent Care & the ER?

If you have a medical issue that you either want or need to have looked at right away, then you may not be able to schedule an appointment to see a family doctor at a time that is convenient for you. In such a case, you have two other options. You can go to the ER...