Employee & Community Health

Sick with the flu? Get care at home with Mayo Clinic Express Care Online

3/8/2016 by Jane Myers, APRN, CNP

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When the flu's (influenza) got you down, rather than drag your sick self or child to the clinic, connect with care from the comfort of your home with Mayo Clinic Express Care Online. Influenza isn't the tummy bug. Symptoms include a fever of 100° F or more, cough, body aches, sore throat, feeling tired, headache, wheezing and shortness of breath. 

Mayo Clinic Express Care Online offers diagnosis and treatment of influenza, as well as 11 other common health concerns for patients 18 months through 75 years old. The service is available online from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., 365 days a year, with a one-hour turnaround. 

Just logon to Patient Online Services and start a Mayo Clinic Express Care Online visit. Don't have an account? It's easy to set one up on the Patient Online Services home page. 

Mayo Clinic Express Care Online is available to all Mayo Clinic patients living in Minnesota. There's a $49 cost for an appointment, which may be partially or completely covered by your insurance, so check with your insurance provider for details. 

In addition to our online services, you still can be seen in person at our Mayo Clinic Express Care North and South locations, in addition to your regular clinic. 

Jane Myers, APRN, CNP, is a nurse practitioner in Employee and Community Health's Department of Family Medicine. She has completed a masters in science and has an interest in preventive services and chronic disease.