Your Flu & COVID-19
Resource Center

At Premise Health, we’re committed to providing the
information and care you need during this time. Read on
for more information to help you get, stay and be well.

Your Flu & COVID-19
Resource Center

At Premise Health, we’re committed to
providing the information and care you need
during this time. Read on for more information
to help you get, stay and be well.

Do your part, get the flu vaccine.

With the persistence of COVID-19, the flu vaccine is more important than ever. Getting vaccinated not only protects you and your loved ones from the flu, but also helps our already overwhelmed healthcare system by reducing the number of medical visits and hospitalizations due to the flu. By doing our part, we can reduce this burden and support the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stay well this season and get your free flu shot at your local wellness center today.


Flu Vaccine FAQs

Yes, the CDC recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months get an annual flu vaccine.

No, the best time to get your flu vaccine is still September and October. The CDC recommends not to get it any earlier, because of the increased likelihood of less protection later in the flu season.

Flu vaccines have a good safety record and have been around for over 50 years, protecting hundreds of millions of Americans. The vaccines have also been shown to reduce illness, medical visits and influenza-related hospitalizations. Learn more from the CDC about the safety of flu vaccines here.

Is it a cold, the flu or COVID-19?

We understand that this flu season is even more worrisome and confusing amidst the worldwide pandemic. It’s only natural to feel anxious at that first sneeze or cough, but is it the flu, COVID-19 or just the common cold? Many of the symptoms are similar, but here are some key differences* to give you peace of mind during this uncertain time.

*For a comprehensive list of COVID-19 symptoms, please click here.

If your symptoms are mild, simply stay home as a precaution to protect others. However, if you’re experiencing symptoms such as fever, coughing or shortness of breath, contact your provider to discuss whether you should be evaluated for testing.

You can also use our COVID-19 Symptom Checker via MyPremiseHealth.com or the
My Premise Health mobile app to assess your symptoms and determine next steps.

Don’t delay your preventive care.

While some aspects of your life may be on hold, your health shouldn’t be one of them. Don’t put off preventive or routine care due to COVID-19. It’s especially important to keep up with your:

  • Health history and risk factors
  • Immunizations
  • Cholesterol, blood glucose levels and kidney and liver function
  • Condition management
  • Preventive cancer screenings

Your local wellness center and team of providers are here for you, especially during a time when many of us are more susceptible to getting sick. Rest assured we are taking every precaution for in-person visits. Schedule an appointment to come up with a plan to help reduce your risk of respiratory and other illnesses in the coming months.

Get the care you need, virtually.

We are prioritizing virtual care to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to continue providing safe and convenient care to you. Should you feel safer at home, know that we are still providing many routine and non-essential services by phone or video.

Many conditions can be treated virtually including allergies, cold and flu symptoms, back pain, headache, rashes, insect bites and more. Check with your local wellness center for a complete list of services available to you virtually.

To schedule an appointment, visit MyPremiseHealth.com or download the My Premise Health mobile app.

Here’s how to schedule a local virtual visit.

Committed to your care, 24/7.

We understand your family’s health is a round-the-clock concern for you right now. It’s ours as well, which is why we now offer Premise Virtual, a benefit which includes COVID-19 Care Support, at-home COVID-19 testing and 24/7 virtual care on-demand. Check with your employer for availability.

COVID-19 testing vs. screening

Your employer has probably used the terms COVID-19 screening and testing, as they put together safety protocols for your workplace, but do you know the difference?

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing is a lab test that determines if you currently have the virus, have once had the virus or, potentially, if you have an immunity to the virus.

COVID-19 Screening

COVID-19 Screening uses a series of questions and may involve a temperature check to determine if you can expose others to the virus.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing is a lab test that determines if you currently have the virus, have once had the virus or, potentially, if you have an immunity to the virus.

COVID-19 Screening

COVID-19 Screening uses a series of questions and may involve a temperature check to determine if you can expose others to the virus.

Both tactics are used to create a safe and healthy work environment, while we all try to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Filling your prescriptions

While our pharmacies are open and walk-ins are welcome after a simple symptom screening, the safest and easiest way to get your prescriptions is through mail order. Your pharmacy will ship your medication to your home, free of charge. Another convenient option is curbside pickup, which may vary by location. Contact your pharmacy for details.

Staying healthy through self-care.

During this uncertain time, your physical and emotional wellbeing are equally important. Here are a few resources to help you practice healthy habits in your new normal. You can also get the support you need in-person at your local wellness center or virtually. Your care team is here for you, even from a distance.

Take steps to slow the spread.
Continue to wash your hands often
Wear a face covering while in public
Stay at a safe 6 feet apart from others
Always cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze

Trusted Resources

Check with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization for more information on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19.