What to Look for in a Flu Clinic
With flu season on the horizon, it’s important to have a trusted medical provider that’s available whenever you need help. Unfortunately, family physicians are often too busy to offer immediate care. They’re also usually unavailable during weekends, holidays, and after hours. For this reason, more and more people are relying on urgent care clinics, which offer quality, convenient care when other providers are unavailable. While these medications are not for everyone, it is important you seek care to determine if antiviral therapy is the right choice for you.
A Serious Matter
Influenza can cause a host of unpleasant symptoms, including fever, body aches, coughing, and sore throat. Sadly, it can prove especially dangerous for infants, older adults, and people with compromised immune systems. Every year, thousands of Americans suffer influenza-related deaths. For this reason, it’s important to seek treatment when symptoms become unmanageable. Likewise, thanks to the availability of modern antiviral drugs such as amantadine (Symmetrel), zanamivir (Relenza), oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and rimantadine (Flumadine), more and more people are seeking treatment to reduce the duration of the illness and alleviate serious symptoms.
Choosing the Right Flu Clinic
Urgent care clinics can offer convenient, timely care for patients who are suffering from the flu. With that said, not all clinics offer the same level of quality. Before choosing a provider, know the answers to the following questions:
- How far away is the clinic?
- Do they offer convenient hours?
- Will they accept your insurance?
- Does the clinic have qualified, experienced physicians?
- Will they see children?
- Do you need an appointment?
The PhysicianOne Urgent Care Difference
With several locations and convenient hours, PhysicianOne Urgent Care is an ideal option for flu sufferers in need of quick attention. We also accept most insurance plans, while providing qualified, experienced physicians for children and adults – all without the need for an appointment. What’s more, all locations are certified and accredited by the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA) as well as being accredited by The Joint Commission. We’re also a member of the UCAOA and have been recognized as one of the Top Workplaces Connecticut for three years in a row.
When it comes to providing exceptional medical care, PhysicianOne Urgent Care is a top choice for Connecticut families. Visit one of our convenient locations for quality treatment from our staff of attentive, experienced physicians.