Suffering through days of the flu is undoubtedly miserable, but Lifeline Urgent Care is here to help. Our fully equipped urgent care center in Houston, Texas, is led by board-certified doctors who provide flu care to patients with non-life-threatening symptoms.
You may be thinking, “Doesn’t the flu just have to run its course?” It’s true—influenza is a viral infection that cannot be “cured” by medicine. Still, there are several steps that can be taken to help shorten the duration of the illness, reduce symptoms, and help your body fight off the infection.
The flu and COVID-19 share many of the same symptoms, such as fever, headache, fatigue, cough, and shortness of breath. Because of this, Lifeline Urgent Care encourages patients with potential flu symptoms to contact us for telemedicine services. Through our convenient virtual visits, patients can discuss their symptoms and receive a treatment plan over the phone or computer. We may also suggest you visit our clinic for drive-through COVID-19 or flu testing to rule out coronavirus and determine the exact cause of your symptoms.
It’s important to note that emergency care for the flu—or COVID-19—is sometimes necessary. In the event that you or someone around you displays the following symptoms of potentially life-threatening complications, call 911 immediately:
Hi. My name is Dr. Ravi Kalidindi. I am a Board-certified Family Medicine Physician who specializes in Urgent Care and have provided highly personalized care for my patients for several years, treating a variety of illnesses and injuries.
Years of experience: 20 years
License number: 1234567
Location: Houston, TX
Contact Lifeline Urgent Care in Houston today if you have any questions about our approach to flu care during this unique time. We accept most health insurance plans and offer affordable rates to self-pay patients.
Lifeline Urgent Care is a go to in your time of medical need. The staff there were professional, attentive and helpful. They handled me with care and listened to my concerns. Marissa, the physician assistant was so good I wanted her as my PCP. I definitely will go back if I need urgent care. Thank you.
Our goal is simple; we strive to provide a high level of easily accessible and affordable medical care to patients. Here are some of the frequently asked questions our clients have:
An urgent care clinic is a convenient place to turn if you need walk-in care for an acute, non-life-threatening illness or injury. Unlike primary care practices that require appointments and are often booked for days in advance, urgent care clinics treat patients on a walk-in basis and are often open during extended hours. They’re also a much more sensible and affordable alternative to bustling emergency rooms in non-life-threatening scenarios.
Here are a few examples of health concerns that can be treated at an urgent care clinic:
Many people face this question on a daily basis. As a general rule of thumb, individuals who fear loss of life, limb, or vision should promptly call 911 or go to the nearest ER. It’s also important to seek emergency care if you or someone around you experiences any of the following:
So, you’ve woken up with a nasty cold and aren’t sure where to seek care. Your main options are the local urgent care clinic and your primary care doctor’s office, but which choice is more affordable?
Despite urgent care’s reputation for being more expensive than primary care, the costs of these services are usually quite similar, especially for individuals with insurance. Costs will vary by provider, though, so you may want to check what urgent care clinics and primary care centers accept your insurance before your visit.
Lifeline Urgent Care in Houston, Texas, is pleased to provide affordable urgent care services to adults and children with non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Our patients are seen by board-certified family medicine, infectious disease, and internal medicine doctors who emphasize compassionate and personalized service. The unique expertise of our practitioners also allows us to provide many primary care services, making us a one-stop shop for routine medical care.
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