2018 has come in with a bang and so has the flu.

At first blush, this map looks boring. However, on closer inspection, a sobering realization creeps in. Every single state in the continental US is showing widespread influenza.

When you think about the severity of the current outbreak— an H3N2 Influenza A virus which has mutated enough to render the flu vaccine less effective— coupled with a shortage of IV fluid used to rehydrate patients with flu, you have a situation promising to test many levels of the healthcare system across the nation.

If you haven’t had one, get a flu shot.

Rest, hydrate andavoid sick people.

If you do catch the flu, stay home.

Don’t be the link in the chain which brings the flu to someone who ends up in the hospital with pneumonia— or worse.

UrgentMED is located in theUniversity Medical Center.

2829 University Drive South

Fargo, ND 58103

(701) 232-9000

Emergency Rooms are busy places.

If you have a major medical emergency, the emergency room is the best place for you. However, there are many medical conditions which end up in the ER which can be taken care of more efficiently-- and more economically-- in an urgent care center.

UrgentMED is such a facility. Our clinic is open seven days a week, including evenings. We can take care of a wide variety of illnesses, suture lacerations, splint minor fractures and sprains, freeze warts, draw blood, take x-rays, perform sports physicals for athletes, DOT physicals for truck drivers, BasicMed physicals for pilots, and even preoperative physicals for those needing surgery-- all without the need to schedule an appointment.

If you need an emergency room, we have two excellent facilities in Fargo. If your medical need fits more appropriately with a walk-in, urgent care facility, UrgentMED is available to you.

Walk-in medical care foreveryone.

Open seven days a week in south Fargo.

Urgent Medicine Associates, 2017