Published on February 19, 2019

Tower Health Urgent Care Facilities Available for Flu Prevention and Treatment

Flu activity is still present in the region so it is important to know that there is additional access to care from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at all Tower Health Urgent Care locations.Tower Health Urgent Care treated nearly 500 people for influenza like illness in January.

Symptoms of the flu will often manifest suddenly, in the form of fever or chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, or fatigue. If you are experiencing several of these symptoms at once, one of Tower Health's Urgent Care facilities in Berks, Chester, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Delaware, Bucks, Northampton, and New Castle, are available for medical care. All facilities are fully equipped to treat patients who have contracted the flu, including influenza testing and prescribing medication when necessary, x-rays, and blood work. Prevention is key during flu season. That is why Tower Health Urgent Care offers flu shots for $35, no appointment needed.

"During flu season everyone should be deliberate about implementing preventative measures, such as getting a flu shot, frequent hand washing, and properly covering coughs and sneezes. If you have not currently received the flu shot there is still time," said Hazel Bluestein, MD, Tower Health Urgent Care Chief Medical Officer. "If you do experience flu-like symptoms, it is important to make sure you get the necessary rest and medical treatment needed to keep it from spreading."

Urgent Care is an essential link in Tower Health's continuum of care, providing convenient access at 19 locations. It is important for everyone in the community to have easy access to skilled and compassionate healthcare when, and where, they need it. You can learn more about Tower Health Urgent Care and all the services offered by visiting towerhealthurgentcare.org.