February 02, 2015 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
With this year's severe flu season, PhysicianOne Urgent Care provides convenient and affordable flu care at all of their locations.
Brookfield, CT — According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year's flu season could be especially severe, thanks in part to the prevalence of influenza A (H3N2), which has a history of sending more people to the hospital. To help stem the tide, PhysicianOne Urgent Care is providing timely medical care for flu sufferers of all ages.
Typically running from October to May, flu season leaves countless people struggling with high fevers, coughing, body aches and sore throats. However for seniors, pregnant women, young children and people with existing health issues, influenza can be especially threatening. In certain cases even otherwise healthy people can suffer severe complications resulting from a flu infection. For these reasons, it's important for patients to seek care at the onset of symptoms.
"Until recently, there weren't many options for flu sufferers except time and rest," said Dr. Robert Rohatsch, CEO of PhysicianOne Urgent Care. "Nowadays, however, physicians are better able to treat the symptoms of influenza, thanks to modern antiviral drugs. If administered within the first 24 to 48 hours, these medications can reduce the duration and severity of the flu."
Unfortunately, during the height of flu season, it's not always easy for patients to secure timely appointments with their family physicians. According to Dr. Rohatsch, PhysicianOne Urgent Care is an ideal alternative, since the facility requires no appointments and is always fully staffed.
"With several locations and convenient hours, PhysicianOne Urgent Care is an ideal option for flu sufferers in need of fast relief," he said. "We accept the vast majority of insurance plans and provide qualified, experienced physicians for all ages. We also provide flu shots for just $20 if the vaccination isn't covered by the patient's insurance plan."
If you are suffering from the flu, visit your nearest PhysicianOne Urgent Care. You can also take advantage of the center's online pre-registration option.
PhysicianOne Urgent Care provides quality, easily-accessible, walk-in medical care for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. All locations are open 365 days per year; 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weekends and holidays, and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Experienced providers are on-site at all times. X-ray and lab services are available on-site. Insurance is accepted; self-pay options are also available.
Founded in 2008, PhysicianOne Urgent Care, the original Urgent Care of Connecticut, was the first in the market to be accredited and certified by the Urgent Care Association of America.
PhysicianOne Urgent Care is a cost-effective alternative to the Emergency Room as well as a convenient alternative to primary care physicians during off or peak hours.
For more information, including a list of services, locations, insurances accepted, career opportunities, and more, or to view current wait times and check-in, please visit www.PhysicianOneUrgentCare.com.
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PhysicianOne Urgent Care
31 Old Route 7, Brookfield, CT 06804
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