Cough, Cold & Flu

New Care Clinic -  - Urgent Care Doctor

New Care Clinic

Urgent Care Doctor located in Westchester, Los Angeles, CA

Cough, cold and flu can affect anyone of any age, and getting treatment is important to avoid potential complications. New Care Clinic provides advanced cough, cold and flu treatments for patients around Westchester, CA, and throughout Los Angeles, CA, so they can feel better fast.

Cough, Cold & Flu Q & A

What causes cold and flu?

Cold and flu are caused by germs that make their way into your body through your eyes, nose or sometimes by rubbing your eyes. Both colds and flu are caused by viruses that thrive in the moist cavities of your nose and sinuses, as well as your lungs and throat. Millions of people suffer from colds and flu every year, and while most people get better over time, some go on to develop serious complications.

What are the symptoms of cold and flu?

At first, colds and flu can feel the same; but over time, each has different symptoms that can help your doctor determine the best way to treat you. If you have a cold, you can expect symptoms such as:

  • Sore throat
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Coughing and sneezing
  • Mild fatigue
  • Mild headache
  • Sometimes, a mild fever

Flu symptoms tend to be more severe and widespread and may include:

  • Extreme fatigue that may last for two weeks or more
  • Dry or “rattling” cough
  • Muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Fever and chills in many cases
  • Sore throat

Both colds and flu are more common during the winter when people are confined more to indoor spaces, and both can spread through the air and by contact with contaminated surfaces.

Should I see the doctor when I have a cold or flu?

Even though you may think you just have a “little sniffle,” colds and flu left untreated can result in more serious conditions, including pneumonia, respiratory infections, sinus infections and ear infections. Seeing a doctor for an initial evaluation is the best way to make sure you're doing all you can to speed up your recovery.

Our Insurance Policy

In Network

We know your time is precious, and the last thing you want to do when you're not feeling well is wait unnecessarily. So, we have streamlined the process of verifying eligibility and benefits for our insurance patients.

Out of Network
If you do not have one of these plans, don’t worry! We can still take care of you and provide you with the necessary paperwork to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.

List of Providers:

  • Access Medical Group
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Blue Shield-Covered California
  • Regal Medical Group

Access Medical Group
Blue Cross
Blue Shield of California
Covered California
Medicare
Regal Medical Group
UnitedHealthcare