Fast & Convenient Flu Treatment Available to Those in Highland, MI
Every year, the respiratory infection commonly called “the flu” causes misery for millions of Americans, as well as billions of dollars’ worth of lost productivity for businesses because of employees taking sick time. Experts say flu testing early in the illness can provide an accurate diagnosis, which in turn can lead to treatment with flu medications that can reduce the severity of symptoms and even help patients recover faster. However, many people find it challenging to get a doctor’s appointment for flu testing and treatment at the first signs of infection.
Fortunately for those in Highland, Michigan, there’s Springfield Urgent Care. We’re open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day, including weekends, and we offer reliable flu testing and treatment with no appointment needed. We treat patients of all ages, accept many health insurance plans, and offer affordable rates to those paying out of pocket, making us a terrific alternative to the emergency room when you don’t have a life-threatening illness.
Flu Treatment in the Age of Coronavirus
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created the need for safety protocols that affect all of our walk-in patients, but especially those with flu-like symptoms. COVID-19 is a highly contagious respiratory illness that’s caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus—not one of the influenza viruses that cause the flu—but it often presents flu-like symptoms. Because COVID-19 can cause serious complications and has fewer treatment options than the flu, testing is important for anyone experiencing a fever and coughing. At Springfield Urgent Care, we offer a variety of COVID-19 tests as well as flu testing. If testing determines that you have the flu, your medical practitioner will provide you with a treatment plan that may include prescription medication.
For safety reasons, we ask all of our patients to wear a mask when entering our walk-in clinic. Anyone who has a cough and/or fever of 100.4 degrees or higher should remain in the parking lot and call (248) 942-5888 upon arrival at our clinic. One of our knowledgeable staff members will ask about your symptoms, check you in, and provide you with instructions about how to proceed.
For more information about our flu testing and treatment options, or any of the services we provide to patients throughout the Highland area, contact Springfield Urgent Care today. We also offer flu shots.