Our urgent care providers are knowledgeable at assessing and treating the flu in Novi MI and are looking forward to taking care of you. They can also determine when you need more advanced care with a specialist or at the emergency department.
Influenza, commonly referred to as “the flu,” is a highly contagious illness caused by the influenza virus. The time when the flu is most prevalent is called the seasonal flu which is usually from October through March in the United States. While most healthy people will recover from the flu within a few weeks, there are some people who are considered at risk of developing severe complications from the flu.
High risk groups:
- Children less than 5 years old
- Pregnant women
- The elderly
- People with chronic illness or compromised immune systems
- Sudden onset of illness
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Body aches
- Vomiting or diarrhea (more common in children)
We have a rapid flu test that can get you answers quickly and help us treat you appropriately.
We are often asked if we can treat people over the phone for conditions like a flu in Novi MI. While some conditions may permit a telemed visit, most ailments are better diagnosed when we can put our eyes on our patients. Most conditions are common but we can often find something on an exam that may point us in a direction to a better diagnosis.
One of the things we take pride in is that we make sure to communicate with your primary provider when we make a diagnosis or get closer to figuring out why you have your current symptoms. After your visit we will send over any results we have from tests that we perform and any paperwork that will help your primary doctor continue to care for you. We understand what it means to be patient centered!
This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. If you have any questions or concerns we cannot wait to care for you! PrimeCare Urgent Care, PLLC does not provide any warranty or liability for your use of this information.