Your Best Source for Flu Testing & Treatment in St. Johns, MI
Influenza viruses cause misery for millions of Americans each year, and many people develop serious complications as a result of a flu infection. For this reason alone, it’s important to receive an accurate diagnosis and speedy treatment at the onset of flu symptoms. However, now that people are at risk for contracting COVID-19, a new and highly contagious strain of coronavirus, getting a flu test as soon as you begin experiencing symptoms is more important than ever. Fortunately, if you’re in the St. Johns, Michigan, area, you can turn to Ouch Urgent Care, your hometown source for fast, nonemergency health care, when you need testing for flu and/or COVID-19.
What Symptoms Might Indicate That Flu Testing Is Appropriate?
Some of the most common symptoms of the flu include:
- Fever and chills
- Sore throat
- Body aches
- Runny or stuffy nose
Many of the detrimental effects caused by flu viruses can also be caused by COVID-19, which makes testing necessary for an accurate diagnosis. If testing indicates you have the flu and you’ve been experiencing symptoms for only a few days, the caring medical practitioners at Ouch Urgent Care can provide you with a prescription for medication that can ease your symptoms and help you recover faster.
What to Do If You Think You Have the Flu
Ouch Urgent Care is offering virtual medical consultations for patients who are experiencing respiratory symptoms that are consistent with both the flu and coronavirus. You can use our convenient online check-in service to book your virtual visit and then consult with one of our well-qualified medical professionals via your video-enabled smartphone or other mobile device. After discussing your symptoms, you’ll receive instructions as to whether to arrange for flu testing at our clinic. If a flu test is appropriate, we’ll administer the test, then analyze the sample at our in-house lab. This means you’ll receive same-day results, usually within minutes.
Ouch Urgent Care is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. We treat patients of all ages, and our rates are affordable. We also accept many health insurance plans, including McLaren Health Plan and Medicaid.
To learn more about the flu tests, flu treatment, and other medical services we offer to residents of and visitors to the St. Johns area, contact Ouch Urgent Care today.