Cold and flu

Wake up this morning with a telltale scratchy throat, persistent headache, or fever? You might be coming down with the common cold or the flu. CityMD is here to help combat your illness, provide a diagnosis, and navigate treatment to get you back to your daily life, fast.

Understand your symptoms.

The flu, a potentially serious respiratory illness, often begins the same way a cold does. But the symptoms progress much more rapidly. The flu shot is your best defense against the flu, but even if you've had the flu shot, you should see a physician if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms described below, especially if they're severe.
Common cold symptoms:

  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Mucous discharge (yellow or green)
  • Cough
  • Mild body aches
  • Overall feeling of malaise


Flu Symptoms:

  • Sore throat
  • Nasal congestion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever over 100.4F (38C)
  • Body aches
  • Chills and sweats
  • Headache
  • Dry cough 
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness


CityMD offers flu tests and flu vaccinations at all locations.


Virtual care.

If you can’t visit us in person, we have options for you. Schedule an online appointment with a provider on your smartphone or tablet using the My Summit Health app.

Tips to prevent flu

Tips to prevent the flu.

Advice for staying healthy and well during flu season and all year long.