Urgent Care Blog

Hello East Ellijay!

Young doctor visits senior woman with surgical mask

We’re so happy to open our doors in East Ellijay, Georgia! Locals in East Ellijay have been more than welcoming and our clinic staff is already doing an amazing job. To make things a little easier for you, our patients, we wanted to answer a few frequently asked questions. We hope you stay well, East… Read more »

What is Monoclonal Antibody Treatment?

monoclonal antibody treatment

So what is a monoclonal antibody treatment, how do they work, and what do we need to know? There is so much new information every day that it’s challenging to stay on top of things. Here is some information to familiarize yourself with the treatment and answer some of your frequently asked questions. Monoclonal Antibodies… Read more »

Contactless Registration at MainStreet

Doctor receiving patient registration form in hospital

We are excited to announce contactless registration at MainStreet Family Care and KidsStreet Urgent Care. While you may still have a significant wait, this system allows you to wait from your home or from your vehicle. Please read carefully to familiarize yourself with our process and the safety measures we have put in place. We’ve also added… Read more »

How Do I Get a Rapid COVID-19 Test?

Coronavirus COVID-19 medical technician professional doctor hand giving a swab test.

How do you get a rapid COVID-19 test? We’ve developed a contactless registration system for MainStreet and KidsStreet clinics. It does require a wait, but please know that we’re trying to help you and your neighbors the best we can. Thank you in advance for your patience. This is not an appointment, but pre-registering can… Read more »

Summertime Safety: Fireworks

kids at Fourth of July celebrations fireworks

Summer is synonymous with barbecues, swimming, and, when it comes to July 4th, fireworks! Along with the splashing and sparklers come plenty of visits to urgent care, especially during July. There’s no school and lots of families are gathering for cookouts and hangouts near the water. So what are some ways you can keep your… Read more »

Summertime Safety: Preventing Dehydration

young woman holding a plastic bottle of water at the gym

Anybody can be at risk for dehydration or heat-related illness. For preventing dehydration, check out our summer safety tips. These include taking extra breaks and drinking lots of water. Here’s our summer safety breakdown when it comes to heat and the potential for heat-related illness. Drink Water Water. It makes up to 60 percent of… Read more »

Summertime Safety: Bug Bites

close up of a red mosquito bite on a person's arm, rubbing and scratching it outdoor in the park.

Practicing sun safety during the hottest months of the year comes pretty naturally. However, some of us neglect to practice bug safety. “Bug safety” may sound silly, but it’s easy to forget how dangerous insect bites can be–especially during the summertime when we’re all enjoying the outdoors. Here are some things to keep in mind… Read more »

When to Visit MainStreet Family Care

Shot of a young woman suffering from stomach cramps at home

Staying at home to avoid the risk of infection is part of our new normal. So when do you stay home and when do you make a visit to MainStreet Family Care? Many of us are staying at home to protect others, to protect ourselves, and to maintain our overall health. However, studies are showing… Read more »

COVID-19 Testing for Uninsured Patients

We are excited to participate in a program launched by the Department of Human Health Services (HHS). This program is designed to reimburse healthcare providers and laboratories for providing COVID-19 testing to uninsured patients. This allows us to extend COVID-19 testing to patients without insurance. Our participation in the Uninsured Patient Program will be available… Read more »

Convenience…When You Need it Most

Woman in protective mask driving a car on road

We pride ourselves on being affordable, knowledgable, and community-driven. Another thing we take great pride in is MainStreet’s convenience factor. We know that when life challenges you and times get tough, convenience counts. You Can Wait in Your Car for Urgent Care Visits When you’re not feeling well or the kiddos are sick, the last… Read more »