Flu season is upon us, with the risk of contracting the dreaded illness looming over this festive time of year. Thankfully, there are steps that you can take to help protect yourself and your family from the influenza virus and the risk of serious illness. Preparing for flu season can make a significant impact on staying healthy – and Xpress Wellness Urgent Care can help you and your family get back to enjoying the fall and winter months.
One of the best ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from influenza is by getting a flu vaccine. Flu vaccines are available to everyone 6 months of age and older and are effective for preventing severe illness. In many cases, the flu vaccine can prevent infection altogether. Most insurance plans pay for flu vaccines at 100%, and they can be obtained through most pharmacies.
While getting the flu shot helps prevent severe illness, it’s not 100% effective against contracting the virus. That’s why we’re committed to educating our patients and the community about flu prevention. Our valuable information and resources aim to educate the public on the importance of proper handwashing techniques, maintaining a healthy diet, and practicing good hygiene. And, since flu strains change from year to year, we keep track of the latest flu activity and related information – ensuring that you’ll be receiving the most up-to-date treatments and vaccines available.
With locations throughout Kansas and Oklahoma, Xpress Wellness Urgent Care makes fast, affordable healthcare accessible. And if you’re not close to one of our clinics, we also offer virtual visits so you can get the help you need when and where it’s convenient for you. If additional testing is required, our team can work with you to coordinate on-site testing.
No appointment? No problem. We welcome walk-in visits during our business hours, with the option to check in online to minimize your wait time. Receive your flu shot or seek treatment for flu symptoms when it’s convenient for you. And, because illnesses rarely adhere to your schedule, most of our locations are open 7 days a week to provide you with the care you need, when you need it. Find an urgent care near you on our website for hours and service offerings as they differ by location.
Xpress Wellness Urgent Care treats patients of all ages – including children. Young children are among the high-risk populations for complications from the flu, so it’s important that they are tested and treated for the flu promptly. Our friendly and experienced staff members understand the unique needs of children, bringing peace of mind to parents and caregivers – and easing the minds of our littlest patients.
Expedient Diagnostic and Treatment Options
Several influenza-like illnesses can mimic the flu symptoms, so an accurate and timely diagnosis is key to a quick recovery. We offer rapid tests that can identify the flu virus in a matter of minutes, yielding test results during your visit. Our knowledgeable healthcare providers will help you understand your symptoms, provide a diagnosis, and offer appropriate treatment options to help you feel better faster.
The symptoms of influenza are unpleasant and can be severe in some patients. The most common symptoms of the flu include:
● Fever and/or Chills
● Body Aches
● Sore Throat
● Nausea (more common in children)
Those at higher risk of complications from the flu include young children, adults over 65 years of age, and immunocompromised individuals.
If you receive a positive flu test at Xpress Wellness Urgent Care, our healthcare providers will develop a treatment plan that’s appropriate for your symptoms and severity of illness. We can also recommend over-the-counter remedies or prescribe medications to help you feel more comfortable during your recovery.
Flexible Payment and Insurance Options
Xpress Wellness Urgent Care accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and most insurance plans. We also accept self-pay patients and offer flexible payment options to provide high-quality diagnostic and treatment options to all patients at all times.
Peace of Mind with Xpress Wellness Urgent Care
Peace of mind in light of the apprehension of flu season goes a long way. That’s why we’re committed to providing comprehensive services and resources to help you and your loved ones stay ahead of the flu. Through accurate diagnosis and treatment of influenza strains, Xpress Wellness Urgent Care will help you and your family navigate another flu season with confidence.