Flu Like Illness (2021-2022 season)


Flu-like illness is common during winter months of December to April.  Common causes include influenza virus, strep infections (aka strep throat) and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus).  Unfortunately, COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) has been added to this mix now.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are already 3 mil cases, 1.4 mil doctor visits, 38k hospitalizations and 3200 deaths from Influenza in 2022 so far.  These cases are likely to be doubled by the end of the winter.  Covid-19 also continues to surge with new variants, the latest being Omicron.  Latest Covid-19 related information (number of cases, hospitalizations, deaths and vaccinations) are updated regularly on CDC website as well as on Illinois Department of Public Health.    

You can stay healthy this season by simple measures — wear mask while indoor and around unknown people, avoid large indoor gatherings if possible, get vaccinated against Influenza and Covid-19, wash your hands frequently and eat healthy (hydrate, fresh fruits/vegetables, fresh fruit juices, vitamin-c, etc).  

Even after trying your best to stay healthy if you get sick, choose how to get evaluated wisely.  While there are a lot of pop-up Covid-19 testing sites, it matters where you go.  Many of those sites do only Covid-19 tests and do not offer comprehensive evaluation.  At Epic urgent care Palatine (listed on IDPH), you will find yourself in trusted hands of our board certified pediatrician and family nurse practitioners who cares about your health deeply and works hard to get you back on track as fast as possible.  After care evaluation, our provider can order and perform on-site testing for Flu, Covid-19, Strep throat as well as RSV infections.  Based on results, an individualized treatment plan is offered.  For your convenience, we offer online appointments, telemedicine visits and onsite Covid-19 testing.  

Call us now at 708-733-7750 for our Palatine location or 630-703-2711 for our Streamwood location or CLICK HERE to schedule your visit.

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Nearby Neighborhoods: Palatine, Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Inverness, Barrington, South Barrington, Rolling Meadows, Wheeling, Prospect Heights, Deerfield, Mount Prospect, Lake Zurich, Glenview, Vernon Hills, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Downers Grove.

Nearby ZIP Codes: 60004, 60074, 60010, 60011, 60005, 60007, 60008, 60015, 60016, 60018, 60025, 60047, 60061, 60062, 60067, 60656, 60089, 60090, 60106, 60107, 60169, 60192, 60193

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