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Colds and Flu

Quick and convenient care for colds and flu

Are you feeling sniffly and stuffy? Achy and chilly? WellNow Urgent Care is here to help when those pesky cold or flu symptoms come your way. Our providers offer quick, quality care to help you feel better — so you can get back to being well, now.

Symptoms for colds and flu are often similar. Accurate diagnosis is key to ensuring proper treatment. WellNow offers rapid flu tests, with accurate results in just minutes.

When should you visit us?

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below typical of either a cold or flu, check in online or walk in to a WellNow location nearest you.

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.

What is a cold?

A cold is the illness that people experience most over the course of their lives. Common colds, including head and chest colds, are caused by viruses that can be contracted from work, school, the gym — just about anywhere. Typically lasting five to seven days, average cold symptoms include:

  • Chest and nasal congestion
  • Hacking cough
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat

What is the flu?

The flu is a viral infection that causes symptoms similar to a cold but with more severity. To prevent serious complications, such as pneumonia, it is important to seek care as soon as possible when you suspect you may have the flu. Common symptoms include:

  • Chills
  • Cough and/or chest discomfort
  • Fatigue or weakness for up to 2-3 weeks
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • General aches and pains
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat