Flu Testing and Treatment
Think You have The Flu? We Offer The Best In Denver Flu Testing and Treatment, So You Can Feel Better Quickly
Many families in the Greater Denver area experience a case of the sniffles – especially in the fall and winter. Even though colds can mean missed days from school, congestion, lots of tissues, fatigue, and the chills, it is important to differentiate between the flu, or influenza, and a common cold. MUC is proud to offer the very best in Denver flu testing and treatment, so you and your family can get a quick diagnosis, and be on the road to recovery as soon as possible. With convenient locations in downtown Denver and in the Denver suburbs like Aurora, Erie, Westminster and Broomfield, we are there when you need flu testing and a treatment options.
Another important service that Metro Urgent Care of Denver offers is seasonal flu shots, and we accept most insurance plans. Make sure you and your family are ready for Colorado flu season by coming in and getting your flu shots today!
In the 2017-2018 Flu season there were 80,000 influenza related deaths in the United States. Influenza is a highly contagious virus, and the typical flu season in Colorado starts in September and ends in May. However, since the flu is viral, you can catch it any time – it’s just more common during these months. If you are in the Denver area and feel you are experiencing the symptoms of the flu, or think your cold is not improving with over the counter cold and flu remedies, then come into your Metro Urgent Care of Denver for an evaluation by one of our highly trained doctors. We will look at your symptoms and medical history, and make sure you get the best treatment possible to get over the flu quickly. Prompt recognition and treatment of the flu can minimize its effects
How To Distinguish The Flu From The Common Cold
When you have the flu instead of a common cold, you or your family member will typically start to feel bad quickly instead of over time. A high fever, headache and muscle aches, cough, sore throat, and tiredness or fatigue can come on quickly. You also might have a runny or stuffy nose, chills, headache, and nausea or vomiting. If you are experiencing these symptoms, whether or not you’ve had ongoing less severe symptoms, it’s important to come into a clinic to be evaluated. Metro Urgent Care’s multiple locations in the Denver area are well equipped to evaluate and treat the flu – but there is more you can do before you get sick.
Preventing The Flu With Seasonal Flu Shots
Getting a flu shot at the end of summer or beginning of Fall can greatly increase your chances of avoiding being affected by the Colorado flu season. If you live in the Greater Denver Area, come in to a convenient Metro Urgent Care location and get a flu shot, covered by most insurance providers. Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks you get the shot, and these antibodies provide protection against the viruses that the vaccine targets. The seasonal flu shot protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season your area.
How Else Can You Prevent The Flu Aside From Getting A Flu Shot?
According to stats, the flu has already arrived in Denver for the 2018-2019 season. In addition to getting your flu shot, you can also prevent the flu in Denver by doing the following:
- Get a good night’s sleep
- Drink plenty of water
- Eat healthfully
- Wash your hands
- Avoid contact with infected persons
- Limit sugar intake
- Wear a mask when traveling or in crowded areas
Metro Urgent Care provides fast, friendly service to get you out of the waiting room and back to your life. Whether you think you have a common cold or may be getting the flu, or just want to take charge of your health before you get sick and come in for a flu shot, we will happily serve you and your family as fast as possible. Getting our patients taken care of and out the door quickly is our goal – we want to help as many families as possible and give them the time and amazing care and treatment they deserve without having to spend an hour not feeling well in the waiting room!
Where Can You Go For Flu Testing and Treatment in Denver?
MUC offers convenient urgent care locations throughout the Greater Denver area. View our Denver Urgent Care Locations, or select from the urgent care closest to you:
- Quebec – 3890 Quebec St Ste A-B Denver, CO 80207
- Hampden – 500 W Hampden Ave. Englewood CO, 80110
- Federal Blvd – 7320 N Federal Blvd Westminster, CO 80030
- Parker in Aurora– 6482 S Parker Rd Aurora, CO 80016
- Monaco Pkwy in Denver– 850 S Monaco Pkwy Suite 10 Denver, CO 80224
- West Colfax – 10590 W Colfax Ave Lakewood, CO 80215
- Gartrell in Aurora – 7460 S Gartrell Rd Aurora, CO 80016
- Lewis Way in Lakewood – 2595 S Lewis Way Suite A Lakewood, CO 80227
- Wadsworth in Westminster – 9960 Wadsworth Pkwy Westminster, CO 80021
- US Hwy 287 in Lafayette – 297 US-287 Lafayette, CO 80026
- Arapahoe in Centennial – 2241 E Arapahoe Rd Centennial CO, 80122
- 144th Ave in Broomfield – 3950 W 144th Ave Broomfield, CO 80023
- 120th Ave in Broomfield – 6450 W 120th Ave Broomfield, CO 80020