Flu Testing & Treatment

When you think you have the flu, fast and convenient care is critical to head off worsening symptoms and get you on the mend. That’s why NGPG Urgent Care offers both in-person care at our clinics and on-demand urgent care video visits to help identify the source of your symptoms, prescribe medication to help your manage symptoms or fight the flu, if it’s caught early, and ensure you don’t need more intensive treatment.

Flu testing & treatment online or in-person

Many individuals with the flu can benefit from doing an on-demand video visit from the comfort of their own home. Our medical professionals can assess your symptoms, prescribe medication, and help you feel better, faster. For those who’d prefer an in-office experience or have more severe symptoms, find an NGPG Urgent Care near you and let us know you’re on the way!

What are the symptoms of the flu?

Sometimes, it can be challenging to distinguish the flu between other common illnesses, like an upper respiratory infection or COVID-19. Understanding the symptoms can help, but it’s important to seek input from a medical professional to get the most accurate diagnosis and the best care.

Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle aches, pains and soreness
  • Cough
  • Congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue

Can I get the flu if I’ve had the flu vaccine?

Having your annual flu vaccine is the best way to prevent yourself from getting sick and to prevent the spread of the flu to others. It is possible to get the flu even when you’ve been vaccinated, but many people will experience less severe symptoms if they’ve been vaccinated.

Can the flu be treated?

There are medications that can help treat the flu, but it must be administered within the first 48 hours of infection to be effective. Tamiflu® and other antiviral medications can help prevent the virus from spreading as quickly in your body, giving your immune system more time to fight it, making the flu less severe and shorter.

When is the flu season and how can I avoid getting the flu?

People can get the flu year-round, but most people get it between October through early Spring. Typically, flu season peaks in January or February each year. You can help protect yourself against this very common virus by getting your annual flu shot in September or October.

Get treated today with NGPG

If you believe you have the flu, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group can provide testing and treatment to help you recover. Our network of board-certified physicians extends across Northeast Georgia, offering quick, compassionate care for patients and their families.