Every year, between October and May, Americans become susceptible to the seasonal flu. This year, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has warned of a more serious outspread of the flu, telling Americans to get vaccinated for both the flu and COVID-19.
The flu season is here and the symptoms of the season flu are very similar to those of the COVID-19 virus. Both are contagious respiratory illnesses although they are caused by different virus strains – COVID-19 (caused by SARS-CoV-2) which has proven to be a far more serious and fast-spreading virus which is highly contagious.
Both season flu virus and COVID-19 virus share these symptoms:
- Loss of appetite
- Loss of taste/smell
- High temperature
- Experience of chills
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Body aches
- Shortness of breath
If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms and have been involved in any of the following scenarios, it becomes important to get tested for COVID-19 immediately to determine if you have the flu or have contracted the COVID-19 virus:
- If you have travelled either domestically or internationally in the past few days
- If you suspect that you may have interacted with a COVID positive individual in the past few days
- If you have attended a large gathering or a public event in the recent past
If you suspect an exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus strain, Integra Urgent Clinic is Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas-based Urgent Care clinic group that offers COVID-19 testing at its three urgent care clinic locations in Las Colinas (Irving), Grand Prairie, and Weatherford. To schedule a COVID-19 test or learn more about our COVID-19 testing capabilities, visit us at https://integrauc.com/ or check-in online now.
Integra Urgent Care is COVID-19 Testing Center in the Dallas/Fort Worth-area with walk-in medical clinics in Las Colinas, Weatherford, and Grand Prairie. Each of our three urgent care clinic locations provides the following COVID-19 tests:
COVID-19 / Diagnostic Testing
We offer several COVID-19 diagnostic tests that your healthcare provider will review with you based on your individual condition and circumstance. These tests are considered extremely accurate in indicating a current infection, and nose or throat swabs are used to collect samples. Results vary based on the specific test administered although are usually expected anywhere between 24 and 48 hours. For those with healthcare insurance plans, our team will provide guidance if any charges will be incurred for a COVID-19 test in advance. We offer self-pay rates for our COVID-19 diagnostic testing, so please the Integra Urgent Care clinic nearest you for more information, current testing rates, or to schedule an appointment online.
COVID-19 / Antibody Testing
If you want to determine if you have recently contracted the virus but were asymptomatic, a COVID-19 Antibody test will help in determining that. If you suspect an exposure to COVID-19 in the past 2 weeks, you can choose an immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody test to confirm as these COVID-19 antibody tests detect antibodies that the body has produced in response to an infection in the past 2 weeks.
Visit our website for more information on COVID-19 Testing at Integra Urgent Care.
Integra Urgent Care is a COVID-19 Testing Facility who offers patients the following benefits at each of its three DFW-area urgent care clinics:
- All tests are processed by a local testing lab to expedite results
- Patients can register directly with the lab and receive results through text message
- Flat, Self-Pay Rates Available
- Your medical provider will offer recommendations on a COVID-19 diagnostic test during your visit based on your situation and condition.
With flu season upon us and COVID-19 remaining an active (and spreading) virus, it is important to get tested to determine what type of virus you contracted so you plan the next steps of your healthcare and recovery accordingly.
If you suspect an exposure and/or have begun experiencing symptoms, such as fatigue, fever, and loss of taste/smell, Integra Urgent Care is here to help. Our friendly, experienced healthcare providers are here to offer care and guidance for you and your family, and to help diagnose your condition quickly and correctly.
Schedule a test online today.
Integra Urgent Care also offer season flu vaccinations at each of its three clinics in Grand Prairie, Las Colinas (Irving), and Weatherford. We are your local “sick season” healthcare provider, so check out our Locations page to find the closest Integra Urgent Care clinic near you.
For more information on how Integra Urgent Care can assist you and your family with your urgent medical needs in the future, from a sinus infection to a chest X-Ray, visit https://integrauc.com/ or call the nearest clinic near you:
In case you want to speak to a medical care provider prior to scheduling a test for COVID-19 or getting a flu shot, we offer Telemedicine at all Integra Urgent Care clinics. Schedule a Telemedicine visit today!