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1040 Barnum Ave, Stratford, CT 066141040 Barnum Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Jul 4 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.6(395 reviews)
PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Stratford - 1040 Barnum Ave, Stratford
It was amazing! The staff are absolutely fantastic

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795 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT 06484795 Bridgeport Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Jul 4 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.73(59 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Shelton - 795 Bridgeport Ave

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1646 Boston Post Rd, Milford, CT 064601646 Boston Post Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.63(16 reviews)
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Hartford HealthCare- GoHealth Urgent Care, Milford - 1646 Boston Post Rd
Everyone was extremely professional and went went above and beyond besides having to wait 13 hours to get a room upstairs but I understand stuff like that takes time everything else was great and definitely would be coming back again if I needed too thanks again for all the excellent care most hospitals aren’t nearly as nice as yours same as all the doctors and nurses and all of the staff literally everyone was nice thanks again can’t thank you enough for the quality care I got I would highly recommend this to anyone who needed the care I did thanks again

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78 Pershing Dr, Derby, CT 0641878 Pershing Dr
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Jul 4 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.75(4.8k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Derby - 78 Pershing Dr, Derby
Staff very friendly. Caregivers knowledgeable. In and out in a very reasonable amount of time. Would use them again for an urgent care need.

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656 New Haven Ave, Derby, CT 06418656 New Haven Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.9(323 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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Hartford HealthCare- GoHealth Urgent Care, Derby - 656 New Haven Ave

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236 Boston Post Rd, Orange, CT 06477236 Boston Post Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Jul 4 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.64(288 reviews)
PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Orange - 236 Boston Post Rd, Orange
Took my son for an eye infection and they where Very fast and staff was friendly definitely recommend them. Thank's

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346 Main Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851346 Main Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Jul 4 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.68(793 reviews)
PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Norwalk - 346 Main Ave, Norwalk
Cut myself this morning headed over and got two stitches. The staff and the PA were so super nice! They made having to come here and get stitches. Much easier!

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354 Saw Mill Rd, West Haven, CT 06516354 Saw Mill Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.96(75 reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care, West Haven - 354 Saw Mill Rd
Nurses and doctors were extremely kind and helpful. Took me right away and was in and out with an hour and a half.

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266 S Main St, Newtown, CT 06470266 S Main St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Jul 4 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.67(385 reviews)
PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Newtown - 266 S Main St, Newtown
All went well. You do need to accept cash according to federal law.

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23 Vitti St, New Canaan, CT 0684023 Vitti St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SunClosed
Riverside Pediatrics, New Canaan - 23 Vitti St

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278 Oxford Rd, Oxford, CT 06478278 Oxford Rd
Open until 7:45 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Jul 4 8:15 am - 1:00 pm
4.88(4.5k reviews)
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Priority Urgent Care, Oxford - 278 Oxford Rd
They quickly diagnosed me with pneumonia. Saved me from visiting family getting them sick. Thank you.

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10 South St, Ridgefield, CT 0687710 South St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Jul 4 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.58(690 reviews)
PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Ridgefield - 10 South St, Ridgefield
Each and every staff person was very friendly and professional. It was a positive experience

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356 Hemingway Ave, East Haven, CT 06512356 Hemingway Ave
Open until 7:45 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:45 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Jul 4 8:15 am - 1:00 pm
4.85(2k reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Priority Urgent Care, East Haven - 356 Hemingway Ave
Didn’t take the time to really look at my situation. Just put me on antibiotics and said If gets worse to go emergency room. It’s a Saturday and here I am at the emergency room and my situation is worse.

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1650 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT 065141650 Dixwell Ave
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.44(867 reviews)
Express Care Urgent Care, Hamden Urgent Care - 1650 Dixwell Ave, Hamden
Maybe more comfortable chairs in the waiting area.

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2165 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT 065142165 Dixwell Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Jul 4 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.61(6.3k reviews)
PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Hamden - 2165 Dixwell Ave, Hamden
Everyone is friendly and helpful, from the receptionist to the nurses to the provider. Attentive doctors that listen to concerns and provide detailed and helpful information. They take both physical and mental health into consideration.

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900 Main St S, Southbury, CT 06488900 Main St S
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Jul 4 9:00 am - 5:15 pm
4.62(421 reviews)
PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Southbury - 900 Main St S, Southbury
I had a very good experience. I want to thank everyone at PhysicianOne for their highly professional care and treatment of me.

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2335 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT 065172335 Dixwell Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.67(15 reviews)
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Hartford HealthCare- GoHealth Urgent Care, Hamden - 2335 Dixwell Ave
LOVE the staff here!! They are all super sweet and make me feel so uncomfortable as always. They got right to business and I was in and out so fast.

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5145 Nesconset Hwy, Port Jefferson Station, NY 117765145 Nesconset Hwy
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.72(29 reviews)
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Northwell Health- GoHealth Urgent Care, Port Jefferson - 5145 Nesconset Hwy
Out of all the urgent cares I’ve taken my children to, this one is by far the best. Everyone was so polite and I wasn’t there for longer than 20 mins. It’s a hidden gem and I’m so thankful I found it

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1061 W Main St, Branford, CT 064051061 W Main St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.85(34 reviews)
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Hartford HealthCare- GoHealth Urgent Care, Brandford - 1061 W Main St
I made an appt 1/2 hr prior, I was taken early, treated well

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1171 E Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT 068781171 E Putnam Ave
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Riverside Pediatrics, Greenwich - 1171 E Putnam Ave

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Flu Test in Connecticut

A flu test can help you and your doctor determine if you have the flu and, if so, what treatment you'll need to reduce your symptoms and recover quickly. When you are suffering flu-like symptoms, you should get a flu test. Fever, chills, weakness, congestion, sore throat, cough, and muscle pains are all common flu symptoms. Other health disorders, such as COVID-19, can be ruled out with a flu test.

A flu test can be done using a swab or a nasal swab. Your healthcare professional uses a cotton swab to remove a sample of tissue and fluids from your nose during a swab test. A nasal test involves injecting a little amount of saline solution into your nose and then collecting the sample with gentle suction. Depending on whether you have a fast flu test or another test that requires your sample to be examined in a lab, results are available immediately or within one to two days.

If you are at risk of becoming seriously ill from the flu, a flu test may be required. Those who have a weaker immune system, are pregnant or hospitalized, are under the age of five, or are over the age of 65 are at a higher risk of serious sickness.

There is no need to prepare for a flu test, and there are no major risks or side effects. However, once your healthcare professional obtains the test sample, you may feel slight discomfort that lasts a few seconds. If your test results are positive, your doctor may prescribe drugs to help you manage your symptoms or work with you to choose the best treatment option. The flu usually passes in one to two weeks for the majority of people.

If you are at high risk of becoming extremely ill from the flu, your doctor may recommend that you obtain an annual flu vaccine. If you're at risk for the flu, talk to your doctor about how often you should get a flu test and when the best time is to receive the flu vaccine.

Flu Test FAQs

  • How much does a flu test cost in Connecticut?

    Flu test kits range in price from $18 to $24.50, with an average cost of $20. A flu test, on the other hand, may cost more or less depending on a variety of factors such as provider rates, geographic area, and if your health insurance plan covers this treatment. The most accurate approach to find out how much a flu test costs is to call the testing company directly.

  • Does insurance cover flu testing?

    Many health insurance plans include flu testing, particularly if your doctor orders it because of your symptoms. To discover more about your benefits and flu testing coverage, contact your health insurance provider directly. Some flu testing companies will run a free insurance benefits check to see if your plan covers this test.

  • How long after exposure to flu will you test positive?

    The CDC recommends that you get tested for the flu within three to four days of becoming ill. It also warns that you can spread the flu to someone else even if you don't have any symptoms or before you start having them. Flu symptoms can occur one to four days after the virus has entered your body on average.

  • How do they test for the flu in Connecticut?

    A swab test or a nasal aspirate can both be used to diagnose the flu. Your healthcare professional will use a swab to collect tissue and fluid samples from your nose or throat for the swab test. A saline solution is injected into your nose for the nasal aspirate test, and the sample is removed with mild suction. Your sample may be submitted to a lab for further examination, or test results may be available right away.

  • How long does it take to get flu test results in Connecticut?

    Depending on the testing procedure employed, flu test results may come back right away or take several hours or days. The fast flu test normally produces results in 30 minutes, but results from flu tests sent to the lab usually take one to two days to arrive. The flu test provider will be able to provide you a more precise timeline for receiving your results.

  • What is a rapid flu test?

    In less than 30 minutes, a quick flu test can establish whether you have the flu. This test is quite useful because it provides immediate findings. This also allows you and your healthcare professional to talk about the various treatment options accessible to you. Other forms of flu testing must be sent to a lab and the findings must be received within a few days.

  • How accurate is the rapid flu test?

    The quick flu test has been demonstrated to yield significant rates of both false positives and false negatives, making it less accurate than other forms of flu testing. If you have a chance that your flu test findings are erroneous or imprecise, your doctor may elect to administer a different sort of flu test that requires lab assessment.

  • Where should I get a flu test in Connecticut?

    A flu test can be done at your doctor's office, as well as at any pharmacy, drugstore, hospital, urgent care clinic, or other healthcare facility that provides this service. Solv's flu test directory is the simplest method to find out where you can obtain a flu test. Solv can offer you with a list of the top-rated flu test providers in your area, so you don't have to waste time looking for them on your own.

  • How accurate are flu tests?

    The fast flu test is the most often used flu test, although it is not as accurate as other flu tests because it is known to produce a significant number of false positives and false negatives. If you're concerned about the accuracy of flu test results, have your doctor or flu test provider conduct a non-rapid flu test that will be forwarded to a lab for analysis.

  • How can I book a flu test through Solv?

    Booking a flu test with a local clinician is simple and convenient with Solv. Type "flu test" or "influenza test" into the Search form on our homepage, then choose your area from the dropdown menu on the right. Solv will provide you a list of the best flu test providers in your area, with the opportunity to schedule an appointment or contact the provider for more information.

Sources

Solv has strict sourcing guidelines and relies on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical associations. We avoid using tertiary references.

  1. Annals of Family Medicine. A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Testing for Influenza A in High-Risk Adults.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1466630/
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Influenza Signs and Symptoms and the Role of Laboratory Diagnostics.
    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/diagnosis/labrolesprocedures.htm
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. How Flu Spreads.
    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/spread.htm
  4. MedlinePlus. Flu (Influenza) Test.
    https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/flu-influenza-test/
  5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests.
    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/diagnosis/clinician_guidance_ridt.htm
  6. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes First COVID-19 and Flu Combination Test for use with home-collected samples.
    https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-first-covid-19-and-flu-combination-test-use-home

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