Fighting the Flu, Cold and COVID-19
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Understanding the Flu

Flu season is here. Learn about flu prevention, signs and symptoms, and how they compare to the common cold and COVID-19.

Do I have a cold, the flu, or COVID-19?

Symptoms of colds, the flu, and COVID-19 may look the same. It is important to contact a doctor to help diagnose your symptoms. Here is a helpful comparison of common characteristics of each:

Do I have a cold, the flu, or COVID-19?


Flu Care and Resources
The Texas Health network provides access to care no matter where you are in North Texas. From virtual visits to house calls, we can help you prevent, detect and beat the flu this season.
  • Texas Health Breeze Urgent Care

    Locations across the metroplex open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 365 days a year with little or no wait times and ability for most patients to leave with medication in hand.

    Find your nearest Texas Health Breeze Urgent Care and make a reservation.

  • Texas Health Family Care

    Texas Health Physicians Group providers can assist with flu prevention and help assess and treat cold and flu symptoms with both in-person or virtual visits appointments available.

    Find a new provider to schedule an appointment by phone or online.

  • DispatchHealth

    In collaboration with Texas Health, DispatchHealth can provide flu care and testing in the comfort of your home.

    Hours: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily

    Confirm your service area and request a visit.

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