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 [...]

Reminder: Health Insurance Enrollment Ends March 31

Since October 1 last year, millions have signed up for new health insurance coverage under the health care law. They've signed up either for private insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace or for the Medicaid program. There's still time for you to enroll and have coverage as soon as May [...]

Common Colds: Protect Yourself and Your Family

Common colds are the main reason that children miss school and adults miss work. Each year in the United States, there are millions of cases of the common cold. Adults have an average of 2-3 colds per year, and children have even more. Most people get colds in the winter [...]

Heart Health Awareness for Women

Although heart disease is sometimes thought of as a "man's disease," around the same number of women and men die each year of heart disease in the United States. Despite increases in awareness over the past decade, only 56 percent of women recognize that heart disease is their No. 1 [...]

Keep the Buffet Clean & Safe on Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday is an American tradition of football, friends, and food. In fact, it's a daylong food fest, that--next to Thanksgiving Day—is the second largest day for food consumption in the US. While chicken wings, chips, and dips are consistent favorites on Super Bowl buffets, make sure that germs [...]

Are You at High Risk for Serious Illness from the Flu?

Influenza, commonly called the "flu," is a contagious viral infection that affects the respiratory system — your nose, throat and lungs. Symptoms of the flu can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people may also have vomiting and diarrhea. The [...]

Healthy Resolutions: Focus on Your Health in 2014

Family, fun... and FOOD! Does that sum up the holiday season for you? Don’t worry, all is not lost. You can let go of the past and resolve to start the New Year on the right foot. That will mean eating fewer calories and engaging in more physical activity to [...]