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I Think I Have The Flu. Do I Need a Flu Test?

Flu Test Stratford CTIn many cases, you probably do not need a flu test if you think you have the flu. In fact, flu tests are not very accurate in detecting the flu, so the decision to treat is not dependent on the results of a test. It’s much more important to see a medical care provider within 48 hours of experiencing flu symptoms since antiviral drugs are most effective if taken within that timeframe.
At PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Stratford, Connecticut, we are able to provide a physical exam, prompt diagnosis, and comprehensive treatment plan for patients who have the flu. We are open seven days per week with extended evening hours, so you can stop in at a time that works best with your schedule. And, you’ll be in, out, and on your way home with a treatment plan in no time at all as we offer minimal wait times.

What to Expect

When you come to PhysicianOne Urgent Care for a flu test, you will be seen by one of our seasoned medical providers who will first complete a physical exam to learn about the symptoms you’re experiencing, their severity, and how long you’ve been feeling under the weather. Then, if the provider feels it’s appropriate, the flu test will be administered. This consists of a simple swab of the inside of your nose or the back of your throat. We can have the results of the flu test ready in as little as 15 minutes.
After a flu diagnosis is made, the medical provider will make a determination about your treatment protocol. For many patients, especially those who may be at risk for developing complications from the flu, this will include antiviral medication and at-home remedies, such as getting lots of rest, staying hydrated, and taking an over-the-counter pain reliever when necessary.

Why Choose PhysicianOne Urgent Care?

At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we pride ourselves on providing patient-centric service in a friendly environment. We aim to deliver a pleasant experience from beginning to end because we know how frustrating it can be to be ill from the flu and just want to feel better. This is why we have an online check-in system so you can check in from your phone and wait in the comfort of your home until it’s time to come in.
Visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care for a flu diagnosis if you’re feeling under the weather in Stratford. Our providers will be happy to help you get on the road to wellness.

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"Throughout the visit I felt like the staff really cared. The Doctor took his time talking with me about my symptoms, and I felt like he listened to all my concerns and took that into consideration when recommending the right treatment. Thank you!"

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