What To Do If You Have The Flu

In need of a Flu test? Free community testing is offered by Missouri DHSS every Tuesday from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm at Teamsters Hall, 1850 E. Division St. No appointment required. Pre-register at https://dynd.gettested.me to get your results.

Virtual Care

This is a great option to stay home and avoid potentially exposing others to the flu. 

In-Person Care

Convenient Care, Urgent Care and Retail Clinic locations are good options for people experiencing the beginning stages of flu or other respiratory illnesses with symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches or tiredness. 

Walk-In Clinic

Urgent Care

Emergency Room (view list of emergency warning signs to the right)

Signs you need an Emergency Room visit:

In children

  • Fast breathing or trouble breathing
  • Bluish skin color
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Not waking up or not interacting
  • Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
  • Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
  • Fever with a rash

In adults

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Flu-like symptoms that improve but then return with fever and worse cough

In addition to the signs above, get medical help right away for any infant who has any of these signs:

  • Being unable to eat
  • Has trouble breathing
  • Has no tears when crying
  • Significantly fewer wet diapers than normal

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