Looking for fast flu treatment in Northeast Ohio? Health Express Urgent Care offers the urgent care flu treatment you need in times of emergency. Our team of trained medical professionals can help identify influenza with rapid tests and can prescribe antiviral medications depending on the severity of symptoms. Make sure to tell your physician of any medication you may be actively taking, as decongestants and antihistamines that are often prescribed may interact with other drugs you may currently be taking.
Most people with flu have mild illness and will not need additional care, but if you are experiencing severe symptoms of flu and are in a higher-risk group, or are very sick or worried about your illness, stop by one of our urgent care locations for fast care you can trust. We also offer walk-ins, appointments, and telehealth for flu treatment to fit the needs of all our patients. We have 5 locations in Northern Ohio – Parma, North Ridgeville, Cleveland, Mayfield, and Avon Lake.
How We Test for the Flu
Before we can assist with urgent care flu treatment, we test to ensure it is influenza you are sick with. The most common tests are called “rapid influenza diagnostic tests (RIDTs)” and “rapid molecular assays.” RIDTs are slightly faster and detect parts of the virus that stimulate your immune response. Rapid molecular assays detect the genetic material of the flu virus. This test is slightly longer but can be more accurate.
If you think your respiratory illness might be influenza and you are experiencing severe fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, and/or fatigue, it is important to monitor your symptoms closely and seek urgent care flu treatment when these symptoms intensify. Symptoms can last up to a week, and you should avoid others for the first 24 hours of symptoms. The flu can generally be treated with rest and over-the-counter medication, but it is important to seek medical assistance if symptoms intensify or if you have concerns you would like addressed.
Health Express Urgent Care is a top-rated urgent care center that is ready to help with your flu treatment. Book an appointment online or stop in at one of our 5 locations today.