Covid vs Flu Symptoms at AFC Urgent Care Lakewood
What is the difference between influenza (the flu) and COVID-19?
Influenza (flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a coronavirus first identified in 2019 while the flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. From what we know, COVID-19 spreads more easily than the flu and people can remain contagious for longer periods of time.
You cannot tell the difference between flu and COVID-19 just by looking at the symptoms alone because they have some of the same symptoms. That’s why testing is needed to tell what the illness is and to confirm a diagnosis. Testing is also important because it can reveal if someone has both the flu and COVID-19 at the same time.
AFC Urgent Care in Lakewood, CO has in-house lab testing solutions to quickly identify health issues so you can get back to feeling better soon. We are open 7 days a week for walk-in availability for urgent care services and Covid testing needs, or you can reserve your spot online.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR COVID TEST
Q: How long does it take for COVID-19 test results?
A: Results are typically available within 1 hour because COVID-19 tests are processed by our in-house medical laboratory. Your Covid test results can be printed in the clinic or delivered automatically to your secure patient portal.
Q. Are walk-ins available for COVID-19 testing?
A. AFC Urgent Care Lakewood has availability for walk-in patients whether it’s for Covid testing or urgent care services. If you would like, you can conveniently reserve your spot here. When you book online, you have the option of filling out the registration paperwork, which will save you time at the clinic.
Q. What should I do if I have a positive test result?
A. If you are experiencing symptoms along with the positive test, you should stay home and avoid contact with others. Drink plenty of fluids throughout the quarantine process and get enough rest. Monitor your symptoms to make sure you are getting better and stay in touch with your doctor. It is recommended to quarantine for at least 5 days after symptoms start.