Seeking Care During Flu Season
December 21, 2022
Higher volumes for health care services are anticipated every year during cold and flu season and 2022 is no different.
This year, SSM Health Monroe Hospital and SSM Health Monroe Clinic Medical Group are seeing some of those increases earlier than anticipated as local cases of the flu and RSV are already coming in. In a recent 7-day period, SSM Health tested 140 patients in Monroe, 27 of which were positive for flu.
“We are seeing more patients in our emergency department and urgent care locations, as well as much sicker patients,” shared Dr. Darren Pipp, Chief Medical...