In-Home Flu Treatment in Hillsborough, NC
Got the flu? We come to you? IndyCare brings flu treatment to your front door.
Ready for your virtual visit using your phone, tablet or computer? Here’s what to expect:
You may be asked a series of questions about your recent health; emphasis will be on symptoms related to the flu. A part of the exam may include our medical providers instructing you to bend your head forward to check for increased pressure in the face or sinuses. They may ask you to use your fingers to press over the sides or front neck to check for tenderness or swelling of lymph nodes and also check your skin for rash. Additionally, our medical providers may ask to examine the back of your throat, nose or eyes and you may be instructed to angle your phone or tablet to allow inspection.
If our medical providers suspect that you have the flu, a staff member will be dispatched to your home to perform a rapid flu test and provide you with recommended medications as appropriate.
- Tamiflu (Oseltamivir ) treatment contingent on positive influenza test.
- At home flu treatment only available for patients age 16 – 65 years old.
- Not available for the following patients:
- Pregnant women (and women up to two weeks postpartum)
- Neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions (including disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve, and muscle such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy [seizure disorders], stroke, intellectual disability [mental retardation], moderate to severe developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, or spinal cord injury)
- Chronic lung disease (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD] and cystic fibrosis)
- Heart disease (such as congenital heart disease, congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease)
- Blood disorders (such as sickle cell disease)
- Endocrine disorders (such as diabetes mellitus)
- Kidney disorders
- Liver disorders
- Metabolic disorders (such as inherited metabolic disorders and mitochondrial disorders)
- Weakened immune system due to disease or medication (such as people with HIV or AIDS, or cancer, or those on chronic steroids)
- People with extreme obesity (body mass index [BMI} of 40 or greater)
Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
People with certain chronic medical conditions, including: