COVID-19 Testing and Flu Testing FAQs

This fall season, COVID-19 and influenza are likely to spread quickly throughout the greater Denver metro area. Both illnesses are likely to impact overall health for patients of all ages if not addressed carefully.

Prevention, treatment, and self-quarantine are the best ways to ensure that you reduce the risk of getting either illness and also reduce the risk of spreading it. The good news for patients is that AFC Urgent Care Denver clinics offer COVID-19 testing, flu shots, flu prevention services, and even combination flu shots and COVID tests.

Our team is here to provide the best possible guidance to help you determine your care options for staying safe this season with COVID and Flu prevention services, testing, and follow up care:

Should I still get COVID-19 testing this season? Even if cases slow down?

Regardless of the spread of the COVID-19 virus currently, it is important to test for COVID-19 symptoms if you believe that you were in contact with an infected patient.

The virus can spike in local communities in the colder months, as witnessed during the COVID pandemic, which means that current ebbs in cases could only be temporary. COVID is still the number one major illness threat in the United States. Check your symptoms by getting a COVID-19 test ASAP and then plan for appropriate quarantine and follow up care as needed.

Can I get tested for COVID-19 and flu at the same time?

Yes you can! In fact, AFC Urgent Care Denver clinics offer combination COVID-19 and flu testing so you can get tested for both diseases to determine the cause of your illness.

Just book testing online and our providers will offer COVID-19 testing and combo flu tests for any patient. Additionally, our providers can test for other illnesses such as strep throat to help determine the cause of your current illness.

Are flu shots available at AFC Urgent Care Denver?

Patients may also book flu shots at AFC Urgent Care Denver if they need to get a preventive shot earlier in the flu season.

Just book online to get your flu shot and visit your location on the day of your visit. You can also get flu shots via walk-in clinic access if that is preferable.

If I have COVID-19 or the flu what should I do?

Patients that have COVID-19 or the flu may need to stay at home and monitor their symptoms during quarantine. At-home rest, drinking fluids, and reducing time outdoors can help control symptoms from getting worse and spreading possible flu and COVID viruses to others.

If you have the flu you may want to take a few days off. The CDC recommends quarantine for more than a week if you have a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Seasonal illnesses aren’t going away anytime soon so it’s best to speak with an urgent care provider ASAP to ensure that you can diagnose illnesses before they worsen. Call today, book online, or visit for an in-person walk-in visit!


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