Primary Care

Fight off influenza (the flu) with our help

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a viral infection of the respiratory tract that affects your nose, throat and lungs. It’s usually a mild-to-severe infection, but it can be life-threatening for certain groups of people, including children under age 5, the elderly, pregnant women, and those with weakened immune systems or chronic conditions.

If you are in one of these at-risk groups, it’s important to seek medical care for the flu. Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care can provide the leading-edge treatment you need. Our providers are highly experienced and passionate about you living a healthy, happy life.

Find care for the flu in Goshen, IN, at our urgent care center on Elkhart Road. Walk in or call (574) 535-1700 to make an appointment.

Recognizing influenza symptoms

Flu symptoms come on suddenly and can include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Body aches
  • Cough
  • Sore throat

The flu is highly contagious. When an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, people up to six feet away can also become infected. You can also get the flu from touching contaminated objects then your nose or mouth. People can become infectious 24 hours before symptoms appear, meaning you could spread the infection before you know you’re sick.

Treating and preventing the flu with urgent care

The best way to treat the flu is to get plenty of rest, fluids and medicine to treat symptoms. People in high-risk groups can be prescribed antiviral medications to fight the flu if concerned about their symptoms.

How can you stay well this flu season? Getting a flu shot is a great way to prevent illness. Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care offers flu vaccines each year. To schedule yours, call (574) 535-1700.

Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care serves Elkhart County by treating the flu in Goshen, IN.