Flu Vs. Cold: What’s The Difference?

Can't tell the difference between the flu and a cold? Don't feel bad. They're both respiratory illnesses, but different viruses cause them. It can be tough to differentiate the two. In fact, you need to get tested within the first few days of illness to know for sure. Generally, though, [...]

Urgent Care Vs. Emergency Care: Which One Do I Need?

Urgent Care Vs. Emergency Care: Which One Do I Need? You don't want to be struggling over the decision of urgent care vs. emergency care in a moment of panic. Frantic decisions can sometimes be the difference between life and death. When a health scare happens, it's good to know [...]

The Room Is Spinning! What Does Dizziness Mean?

Feeling dizzy? Does it get worse when you move your head? It could be vertigo. That's a classic symptom of this particular type of dizziness. When is the last time you drank water? When you're dehydrated, your blood pressure can drop quickly, making you feel woozy. It could also be an [...]

Reduce Sodium for World Salt Awareness Week

Check the label! This year's World Salt Awareness Week (February 29 - March 6) focuses on the need for clear and consistent nutrition labelling so consumers know how much sodium they are consuming each day and can choose foods with lower sodium. Too much sodium increases your blood pressure, a [...]

Affinity announces price cut for all self-pay patients

In our continuing effort to provide you with the highest quality health care at the most affordable prices, Affinity Urgent Care has lowered its per-visit price for self-pay (non-insurance) patients to $95. Affinity is focused on ensuring each and every member of our local community has access to affordable health [...]

Affinity named finalist for Small Business of the Year

Affinity Urgent Care and Affinity Laser Med + Spa were honored by the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce last week as finalists for the organization's annual Small Business of the Year award. The announcement was made at the Chamber's annual meeting and gala which was held on Friday at the [...]

Affinity launches new online appointment system

To better serve our patients and make it easier to fit coming to our clinics into your busy schedule, Affinity Urgent Care has launched a new online appointment system that allows you to skip the wait by registering for your visit online. Simply visit our website at http://www.AffinityDrs.com and look [...]

Affinity blood drive set for Tuesday, Dec. 30

Affinity Urgent Care locations in Galveston and La Marque will sponsor blood drives outside their respective clinics on Tuesday, December 30, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The blood drive at the Galveston location - 2808 61st Street, Suite 200 - is being conducted by UTMB Health's Blood Center. [...]

Affinity Urgent Care welcomes Dr. James King

Affinity Urgent Care is excited to welcome Dr. James King to the Galveston and Alvin clinic team. Dr. King is board certified in family medicine and geriatrics and has been in practice for 31 years. Originally from Oklahoma, Dr. King started his career as a private practice physician for 10 [...]