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If you have emergency warning signs, you should go to the Emergency Center or visit an Immediate Care Center location.

What if I get worse?

If you or a loved one have the flu, there is no need to go to the emergency room unless you have emergency warning signs of advanced illness, including:

In Adults

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Flu-like symptoms that improve but then return with fever and worse cough

In Children/Infants

  • Fast breathing or trouble breathing
  • Bluish skin color
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Not waking up or not interacting
  • Fever with a rash
  • Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
  • Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
  • Being unable to eat
  • Has trouble breathing
  • Has no tears when crying
  • Significantly fewer wet diapers than normal

Protect Yourself & Those You Love

In order to protect yourself and those you love from the flu, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) recommends not visiting the hospital if...

  • You are pregnant
  • You are under the age of 18
  • You are an elderly adult
  • You have lung conditions
  • You have weakened immune system
  • You are experiencing flu-like symptoms, including fever, nausea, breathing difficulty and general achiness

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Got the flu?

We can help. Visit one of our Immediate Care Centers for fast, quality care.

Immediate Care Center - Eastside

1200 E. Main St., Suite 12
Spartanburg, SC 29307

Hours: Mon-Fri 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. / Sat-Sun 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Immediate Care Center – Pelham

3611 Pelham Road
Greenville, SC 29615

Hours: Mon-Fri 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. / Sat-Sun 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Immediate Care Center - Westside

151 Peachwood Centre Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29301

Hours: Mon-Fri 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. / Sat-Sun 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.