Cold and Flu Treatment Clinic
Can I go to an urgent care center for a cold?
Yes. Most urgent care centers are meant to serve, assess and treat patients with a variety of medical issues and concerns, including something like the common cold. At Restore Health Urgent Care, we have physicians on hand that can see you as soon as possible if you’re dealing with a cold, regardless of how severe your symptoms are.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, no symptoms or health issues should be left unchecked or ignored, regardless of whether they are disruptive to your everyday life or not. As you may be aware, many symptoms of the common cold overlap with some core symptoms of COVID-19, such as a runny nose, sore throat, or cough. At Restore Health Urgent Care, we provide COVID-19 testing, so we can determine whether you have the virus, the common cold, or perhaps another medical issue. If you’d like more information about the services and tests we can provide, don’t hesitate to give us a call today.
Do urgent care centers help treat the flu?
While urgent care centers may differ in what they offer, most should be able to help assess, treat and manage your flu symptoms. At Restore Health Urgent Care, we have physicians and specialists available that can see you on a walk-in basis if you’re experiencing flu-like symptoms. Keep in mind that some symptoms of COVID-19 overlap with the flu, particularly a fever, cough, and muscle aches, so we can also provide COVID-19 testing on site to determine whether you have the flu or COVID-19.
Although many people choose to simply treat the flu and its resulting symptoms at home, as we know from this pandemic, it’s important to rule out that nothing more serious is going on, and this is where one of our professionals at Restore Health Urgent Care can help. One of our team members can see you for an appointment and discuss your symptoms. We can administer any necessary test, discuss treatment options, and provide you with efficient, comprehensive care. If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms and want to know how we can help, please feel free to contact us for more information.
What are the benefits of seeing a doctor for cold and flu symptoms?
There are many benefits to seeing a doctor for cold and flu symptoms, the first being your overall health, which is our top priority at Restore Health Urgent Care. We can make sure nothing more serious is going on, recommend or administer treatment, and help you get on the road to feeling better as soon as possible.
In addition to prioritizing your health, seeing a doctor for cold and flu symptoms has become especially important in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, it was normal to continue on with your daily life activities after contracting the cold or flu, in some cases at the expense of your own health and the health of others, by spreading the virus and getting others sick. Like COVID-19, the common cold and flu are typically very contagious, and if symptoms are not addressed and taken seriously, it can have harmful consequences. Also, as mentioned above, many cold and flu symptoms overlap with COVID-19 symptoms, such as a sore throat, runny nose, cough, muscle aches, chills, fever, and so on. At Restore Health Urgent Care, we can offer testing to determine if you have COVID-19, which is a crucial part of managing and mitigating this pandemic.
Additionally, sometimes cold and flu symptoms can indicate an underlying health concern. Symptoms that can easily be brushed off, such as fatigue or sore muscles, can sometimes indicate a more serious health issue. By seeing one of our providers, you can discuss your symptoms in detail, and one of our team members can flag anything that seems abnormal or may need further testing.