When is Flu Season?

In the US, the flu season is considered from October through May.

Do you have the flu?

No need to wonder if you have the flu.  Walk-in or reserve your time at any Physicians Immediate Care clinic where you can quickly and accurately know whether or not you’re infected with a flu virus.  Our advanced molecular flu test is significantly faster and more accurate than other commonly used tests.

If your test results are positive for the flu virus, you can start treatment before you even leave our clinic!  The generic version of Tamiflu (oseltamivir), is available for purchase at all our locations for the low cash price of $25! *

At Physicians Immediate Care, we can get you on the road to recovery before you hit the road to go home!

Preventing the Flu

  • Get a flu shot
  • Wash your hands many times a day
  • Keep an alcohol-based hand sanitizer handy
  • Wipe down doorknobs, phones, and light switches with a disinfectant wipe often
  • Keep hands away from mouth/face
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Get enough rest
  • Exercise most days

Visit our Flu Prevention Blog for more information

Flu Symptoms

Flu symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Fatigue

The influenza virus is not to be confused with gastroenteritis (stomach flu).  Symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea are rare in adults with the flu virus but more common in children. People may be infected with the flu, and have respiratory symptoms without a fever.  If you have any or all of the above symptoms, please consider getting tested as soon as possible.  Earlier diagnosis and treatment means faster recovery.

Flu Testing

If you think you might have the flu, taking an influenza test is a quick and easy way to confirm.  Our physicians use state of the art molecular testing technology to more accurately diagnose your symptoms and get you on the road to recovery sooner.  Simply stop by your local Physicians Immediate Care clinic or reserve your time online to get tested.

How to Get Over the Flu

If you have the flu, our providers can prescribe an antiviral drug to reduce the severity of the illness and shorten the length of time that you are sick.  Studies have shown that antiviral drugs can also prevent serious flu complications in people that are at high risk for complications.

Flu antiviral drugs work best if begun within 2 days of getting sick; discuss with your provider the instructions for taking this drug.

 

* Oseltamivir is available at all locations except Plainfield Caton Farm

 

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