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?

SOURCES:
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/symptoms.htm
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/flu-vs-covid19.htm
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/flu-allergies-coronavirus-different-symptoms#Despite-symptoms,-its-not-the-flu

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 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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Back to Work Guidelines
COVID-19 + Flu Season: Is Your Business Ready?
Ill employee? Learn what the symptoms are telling you. Plus, get critical flu vaccine info and important steps to take this season.
Questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Call the Texas Health Coronavirus Hotline to speak with a nurse, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
COVID-19 Resources

Find information on COVID-19 symptoms, testing, visitor guidelines, safety and more.

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