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RSV Testing & Flu Testing
RSV & Flu Testing in Cedar Grove, NJ
RSV & Flu Diagnosis & Symptom Relief in Aberdeen, NJ
Respiratory syncytial virus or “RSV' is a highly contagious illness that disproportionately impacts young children and older adults. Specifically, small children and infants under the age of 2 are the most at-risk for serious health complications along with adults older than 65. According to the CDC, RSV has led to a major surge in hospitalizations and ER visits in high-risk patient groups throughout 2022.
Influenza cases are on the rise during the fall season when patients are more likely to spread the virus indoors and can quickly spread. Seasonal illnesses concern with COVID-19 and common colds make flu testing a helpful service during the fall.
Visit AFC Urgent Care Cedar Grove today for same-day RSV testing and flu testing at our local walk-in clinic. All patients need to do to get tested is simply visit our Cedar Grove walk-in clinic when they have availability. We accept testing for RSV and flu testing without the need for an appointment.
RSV Basics and Overview for Parents and Households:
RSV is respiratory illnesses that can quickly spread through respiratory droplets, like cold and flu, but impacts very young children disproportionately. As we mentioned above, infants and very young children can experience severe health complications if they have developed RSV. Adults older than 65 should also be tested for RSV.
Early symptoms to look for include congestion, runny nose, and cough. These are the first onset symptoms of RSV that indicate a potential risk for small children and older adults. If you or a family member has these symptoms get tested right away at our Cedar Grove walk-in clinic to get appropriately tested. Testing healthy and at-risk individuals can help coordinate care and stop the spread of RSV.
RSV Symptoms Tested and Treated in Cedar Grove, NJ
RSV has spread at the national level and has already caused major health complications and increased utilization among health and at-risk patient groups. The good news for patients is that AFC Urgent Care Cedar Grove offers RSV testing for patients via our online booking or through our walk-in clinic!
If you or your children have any of the following signs of RSV please get tested immediately:
Stuffy and runny nose
Fever and headache
Our provider team is ready to ensure that you can get the testing to stay safe and address immediate symptoms. Just visit our clinic in Cedar Grove, NJ to get started.
Influenza Basics and Overview for Parents and Households:
Influenza or “the flu” will always be a major seasonal illness risk among children and adults alike in the U.S. According to the CDC, 3% to 11% of the U.S population (1 million to upwards of 20 million) is likely to contract the flu virus this season.
Flu season begins usually in the middle of the fall season and can extend well into the winter, or even early springtime. Aggressive strains of flu are likely to extend to the early springtime with more debilitating symptoms than normal flu infections. Basics for flu prevention include making sure to frequently wash your hands, cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing, and limit contact with large groups indoors.
Large indoor gatherings are the greatest risk factors for getting the flu since the virus has ample hosts to travel to and spread. Avoid flu season risks with these preventive care tips and make sure you get vaccinated and tested for flu:
Flu Symptoms Tested and Treated near Cedar Grove, NJ
Flu season added various complications when assessing various illness symptoms and determining the next steps for further care. At AFC Urgent Care Cedar Grove, patients have access to same-day flu testing, flu shots, and treatment when they need it. All they need to do is make sure that they have an opening to visit our urgent care center and walk-in clinic in Cedar Grove, NJ.
Some of the most common flu symptoms we can test and treat include:
Stuffy and runny nose
Headache and Fatigue
Flu can quickly spread from communities to households if left untested. Make sure you call or simply visit AFC Urgent Care Cedar Grove whenever you need to get flu testing. We are happy to test and recommend flu shots, as well as help follow up with your care needs.
Patients have to simply visit our walk-in clinic to get flu testing services and follow up care. Just visit as soon as you have time and we can diagnose flu symptoms right away. Patients may also use online booking to plan their flu testing in advance.
Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.