The flu season is upon us and now more than ever it is important to do our best to stay healthy. Sometimes, though, our best efforts are not enough and we get sick. If you or your family come down with the flu, should you venture out and get care? With so many services available curbside or delivered to your home, why not try a video chat for flu care from the comfort of home?
Video Chat for Flu Care: Symptoms
Common symptoms of the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are:
- Runny nose
- Body aches
- Sore throat
If you are experiencing these symptoms, consider a video chat for flu care. Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine offers these visits 7 days a week, 8 am to 8 pm. Known as telehealth visits, these visits are covered by most major insurances including Medicaid and Medicare.
If diagnosed early, you may be prescribed an antiviral to lessen the symptoms you are feeling. This is at the provider’s discretion. There is also the option to get tested for the flu. If the provider orders a test, you may be asked to get tested curbside at one of our clinics. Symptoms of the flu are similar to COVID-19, according to the CDC, so you might be asked to get testing for the flu and COVID-19.
What to Expect from a Video Chat
Scheduling a telehealth visit can be done online by clicking here. After your visit is scheduled follow these steps:
- You’ll be sent a link to complete your visit registration. This includes health information and making sure we have your insurance information. We offer reduced pricing if you are self pay.
- A link to meet with the provider will be texted to you near the time of your virtual visit. You can meet with the provider on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
- The provider will assess your symptoms, prescribe any necessary prescriptions, and/or refer you for testing. Any necessary prescriptions will be sent to your pharmacy of choice.
- If referred for testing, the provider will schedule your test. You’ll get your results once they are ready by accessing our Patient Portal.
See a Provider from Home
If you are feeling unwell, consider a video chat with one of the providers at Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine. These telehealth visits are available 7 days a week, 8 am to 8 pm. Click here to schedule your telehealth visit today!