Cold & Flu Urgent Care Treatment for Patients in Connecticut, Massachusetts & New York
PhysicianOne Urgent Care offers on-demand care for colds and influenza (the flu) at our locations throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. All of our centers feature on-site labs, so if we determine that you need flu testing, we’ll have definitive results back to you the same day.
Cold Symptoms vs. Flu Symptoms
It can be difficult to distinguish between the common cold and the flu—both of which are contagious respiratory illnesses caused by viruses—and that’s why it’s so important to consult with a trained medical provider when you’re feeling ill. Both a cold and the flu can cause the following symptoms:
· A sore throat
· Chest discomfort
With that said, flu symptoms tend to develop much more suddenly than cold symptoms, and they’re usually considerably more severe. The flu is also more likely to cause a fever, chills, a headache, fatigue, and achiness, while colds are more likely to produce a stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and a sore throat.
When you visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care for cold or flu treatment, we’ll determine exactly what’s causing your symptoms and then recommend the course of treatment that’s most appropriate for your specific needs. It’s important to not delay seeking care, since antiviral medications like Tamiflu are most effective when administered within 48 hours after the onset of symptoms.
Cold & Flu Urgent Care When You Need It Most
At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we are proud to provide fast, friendly, and professional care when and where patients want it. We have numerous locations across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York, and you can choose whether to book online in advance or simply walk in at the time that’s best for you (all of our urgent care centers are open 365 days per year during extended hours). Or, if you’d rather speak to a provider remotely, you can do so anytime using our 24/7 telemedicine service. We look forward to helping you find relief from your cold or flu symptoms.