Flu season is on the horizon, and it's never too early for a flu shot to prevent influenza. With its many primary care physician offices, MedCheck urgent care centers and partnership with Walgreens Healthcare Clinics, Community Health Network can help you prevent, treat and recover from the flu. It is especially important that children, seniors and people suffering from chronic conditions such as diabetes get immediate medical care since the flu can lead to other health complications.
Three easy ways to get a flu shot
Call ahead to a MedCheck near you or schedule an appointment online.
Visit your family doctor. Need one? Find a doctor below or call 800-777-7775.
Visit select Walgreens Healthcare Clinics that have partnered with us.
Flu prevention and planning
The CDC offers flu prevention tips and urges you to "Take 3" action steps to protect against the flu:
- Take time to get a flu vaccine.
- Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.
- Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them.
Learn more about flu prevention from the CDC.
Common cold or flu? Know the difference.
Even with precautions, the flu or the common cold may hit your home during the next few months. To make sure you are receiving the best treatment, it's important to know the difference between the two illnesses. To help determine if you have flu or cold symptoms, ask yourself the following questions:
If you answer "yes" to most of these questions, you likely have the flu.
- Did your symptoms come on quickly?
- Do you have a fever?
- Do your head and muscles ache?
- Do you have chills?
- Do you have a dry cough and nose?
- Has your appetite decreased?
Common cold symptoms
If you answer "yes" to most of these questions, chances are you have the common cold.
- Do you have a mild fever or no fever at all?
- Do you feel a bit "under the weather?"
- Do you have a cough and/or a runny nose?
- Is your throat sore?
Learn more about the flu from the CDC.