Recover Faster With Flu Treatments
If you’re having flu symptoms (a cough, fever, fatigue or chills), it’s important to get tested and get the right flu treatment as soon as possible since treatments are most effective when taken within the first 48 hours of symptoms starting.
If your flu test is positive, our AdventHealth Centra Care teams can provide effective flu treatments, including prescription medication like Tamiflu®, to ease and shorten the duration of your symptoms. With online reservations and walk-ins welcome, we’re always here to help you feel better.
Convenient Flu Treatment Services
From rapid testing to proven treatments, you and your family can count on us for all things flu care — all close to home and with no appointment needed.
Walk-In Flu Testing
Convenience matters when you’re not feeling well, so we make it easy to get a flu test. All our AdventHealth Centra Care urgent cares serve both walk-ins and reservations for flu testing.
Flu Symptom Treatment
Flu treatments can protect you from developing flu complications like pneumonia. They can help you feel better sooner (shorten the duration of your illness) and make your symptoms less severe.
If you test positive for the flu, all of our AdventHealth Centra Care locations in Florida have onsite medication dispensing, saving you an extra trip to the pharmacy.
Get Answers to Flu Treatment FAQs
Flu season comes around every year, and knowing how and when to get treated can help you recover if you get sick. Find the answers to frequently asked questions about flu treatment and how we’ll help you heal at AdventHealth Centra Care.
Question: What is the treatment for the flu?Answer:
There are several flu treatments available, and a medical professional can help you determine which one is right for you. The most common flu treatments are antiviral drugs like Tamiflu, which can help shorten the duration of the flu.Continue Reading
Our Florida locations offer Tamiflu or a generic alternative (oseltamivir phosphate) near you for only $30 onsite — with no insurance necessary — or can get you the prescription you need.
In addition, your doctor may also recommend fluids, pain relievers or fever reducers to help ease your symptoms. Over-the-counter treatments will also help control your symptoms. Talk to your doctor about which medicines might be right for you.
Question: What are the benefits of getting flu treatment?Answer:
Flu treatments can protect you from developing complications from the flu, like pneumonia. They can help you feel better sooner (shorten the duration of your illness) and make your symptoms less severe.
Question: Is there flu treatment for pregnant women?Answer:
There are treatment options available for pregnant women who have the flu. Pregnant women are at an increased risk of severe illness and complications from the flu, so prompt treatment is important.Continue Reading
Antiviral medications like oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza) can help reduce flu severity and duration when started within 48 hours of symptom onset. These medications inhibit the flu virus's growth and spread. It's crucial to consult a health care provider promptly for assessment and treatment decisions.
Question: What’s the difference between flu treatment for kids and flu treatment for adults?Answer:
Flu treatment differs between kids and adults. For children, antiviral medications like oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza) can be prescribed, particularly for severe cases or when underlying medical conditions are present. Consulting a health care professional before administering these drugs is essential to weigh the benefits against potential risks. Supportive care involving rest, fluids and fever-reducing medications is also crucial for children's recovery. Monitoring for complications and seeking medical attention as needed is recommended.Continue Reading
In adults, antiviral medications are similarly available, with oseltamivir and zanamivir being common options. These medications are most effective when taken early, within 48 hours of symptom onset, and their use should be discussed with a health care provider. Supportive care involving rest, hydration and over-the-counter fever and pain relievers helps manage flu symptoms.
Annual flu vaccination for both adults and children is a key preventive measure. Consulting a health care provider is vital in both cases to tailor treatment plans based on individual health status and circumstances.
Question: Where can I get a flu test and treatment near me?Answer:
You can get a flu test and treatment at any AdventHealth Centra Care urgent care location. Many of our walk-in clinics are open seven days a week with extended hours on weekdays.
Schedule Your Flu Treatment Today
If you’re feeling the flu, don’t wait to get care; we’re close by to help you feel better. We’re happy to provide flu tests and treatments on a walk-in basis, or for faster service, make an online reservation at your neighborhood AdventHealth Centra Care.
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