Swine Flu Treatment in Miami-Dade
Swine flu, also known as H1N1 flu, is a highly contagious respiratory disease that originated from pigs but can be transmitted from person to person. Swine flu symptoms are similar to seasonal flu symptoms and include cough, sore throat, fever, nausea, fatigue, and body aches. It can be spread through droplets in the air produced by sneezing, coughing, or through direct contact with saliva. You can also catch it if you touch your nose or mouth after you've touched a surface that was contaminated. The best way to protect yourself from severe illness or complications that can be caused by swine flu is to get a flu shot–which protects against the seasonal flu and swine flu.
How Our Urgent Care Can Help
If you’re experiencing signs of swine flu, you can walk in to any nearby UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center without an appointment and be seen quickly by a UHealth – University of Miami Health System board-certified doctor.
We’ll examine you, ask about your symptoms, and test to confirm that you have the swine flu. To take a sample, your doctor may swab your nose or throat. After reviewing your results and confirming a diagnosis, we may prescribe an antiviral medication to help alleviate your symptoms and get well faster.
Urgent Care Centers Near You
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Do I need an appointment to receive swine flu treatment?
No, you can walk in to any UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center without an appointment to receive swine flu treatment. Click here to view the hours for an urgent care center near you. Our urgent care centers are located in Country Walk, Cutler Bay, Doral, Keystone Point, and North Dade.
How do I know if I have swine flu?
You will not be able to tell the difference between the seasonal flu and swine flu without medical help. Common symptoms are similar to seasonal viruses and include fever, cough, headache, body aches, sore throat, fatigue, nausea and runny nose.
How can I avoid getting swine flu?
You can increase your protection against swine flu by getting your annual flu shot. If possible, try to avoid close contact with people who may be ill. Additionally, avoid touching your nose and mouth, clean hands thoroughly with soap and water or with alcohol-based hand rub, reduce the amount of time spent in crowded settings, and practice good healthy habits such as getting adequate sleep, eating nutritious food and exercising regularly.
When should I visit an urgent care center to receive swine flu treatment?
If you are experiencing signs of swine flu you should visit your nearby urgent care center. Your doctor can determine whether the symptoms you’re experiencing are from swine flu or the seasonal flu. With the right diagnosis and knowledge of your medical history, we’ll ensure you get the proper treatment and provide fast relief.
How much does a swine flu treatment cost?
If you have insurance, your swine flu treatment may be covered by your insurance plan. You may have to pay a copay and/or a deductible. If you don’t have insurance, click here to view the price to see a doctor and the additional fee for swine flu treatment.
Walk in to one of five easy-to-find locations—all with plenty of parking—and our teams will strive to have you in-and-out within an hour. No appointment necessary.
A Doctor is Always Available
We always have board-certified doctors from UHealth – University of Miami Health System on site at each of our centers to provide expert care when you need it.
Experienced Providers You Can Trust
We’re Miami-Dade’s only urgent care network backed by an academic medical center, with doctors and experienced providers who care about your wellbeing.
We accept most major insurance plans and offer competitive self-pay pricing options. Click here to learn more about the cost of our services and payment options.
To aid with your care, we accept most major insurance plans, which offer lower copays for urgent care, as opposed to ER visits.
If you don’t have insurance, that’s OK. You’ll pay reasonable rates based on the level of care needed. Our prices are competitive and comparable to other local providers.