UT Health East Texas Urgent Care provides flu shots for patients 4 years of age and up, flu tests, and COVID-19 tests. To protect yourself and others, it’s important to get a flu shot before flu begins spreading in your community. Flu season runs from October through February. Similar to COVID-19, influenza is contagious and is passed along by coughs, sneezes, and touching contaminated objects or surfaces. Even if you get a flu shot, be sure to take everyday precautions to keep the flu away such as frequent hand washing and covering your cough. At UT Health East Texas Urgent Care, flu shots are covered by most major insurance plans.
In addition to cold and flu symptoms, we treat minor illnesses and injuries for patients age three months and up. Conditions treated include: ear and eye infections; fever; minor cuts that may need stitches; broken bones or simple fractures; severe sore throat; sprains and strains; vomiting and diarrhea; and more.
Should I be worried about coming into an urgent care facility?
Many people have concerns about visiting an urgent care facility. However, it is quite safe and definitely outweighs the risks of not receiving proper care for your illness or injury. UT Health East Texas Urgent Care is closely following all CDC guidelines to keep our facilities safe for both our patients and staff, and our doctors and medical professionals are working hard to maintain the highest level of cleanliness and safety. In addition, because we are experiencing lower traffic, there are fewer patients in the waiting room, which allows for proper social distancing and the ability to be seen quickly so you can get back to your home sooner to recuperate.
UT Health East Texas Urgent Care Safety Measures
These are just a few of the core safety measures we are taking to ensure your safety and offer you peace of mind.
- Strict cleaning and disinfection protocols are always in place and require frequent, aggressive sanitizing of all surfaces in our clinics.
- Online check-in and registration enable patients to schedule their visits and fill out patient information remotely to facilitate safe social distancing.
- Patients with COVID-19 symptoms are immediately isolated into a designated COVID-19 room.
- For those who prefer to “stay at home”, a “Virtual Visit” gives patients the option of using their home computer or mobile device for a “face-to-face” video exam. Click here to schedule a Virtual Visit.