Prepare for Flu Season in Galveston, TX, at Affinity Urgent Care

With flu season approaching, it’s important to visit a medical center to receive your annual flu shot. A flu vaccine can protect you from getting an influenza infection and prevent the flu from spreading within your community. If you need a flu shot or treatment for influenza symptoms, Affinity Urgent Care can help. We offer quality medical care in the Galveston, Texas, area, and we make it easy for children and adults to get flu shots and other medical care.  

About Influenza Infections

Seasonal influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, is a viral infection that causes coughing, fever, muscle aches, and other symptoms. The flu usually resolves over several days with at-home care, but some cases may require antiviral medication or other additional treatment to reduce the severity and length of the illness.

On-Site Testing

Affinity Urgent Care performs testing for influenza and can rule out other infections (such as bronchitis and COVID-19) to determine the best course of treatment for your illness. Once we determine the cause of your condition, our team will provide you with recommendations and a treatment plan to resolve your symptoms as quickly as possible.

However, the best treatment for the flu is prevention. We recommend getting a yearly influenza vaccine to protect yourself from becoming sick during flu season.

Who Needs a Flu Vaccine?

The CDC recommends that anyone over six months old should receive an annual flu shot. It’s especially important for the following groups to get a flu shot since they are at higher risk of complications from the illness:

  • People with obesity or a body mass index (BMI) over 40
  • Children between the ages of six months and two years
  • Adults aged 65 and older
  • Anyone who has recently given birth or is pregnant
  • Older adults in assisted living homes, long-term care facilities, or rehabilitation centers
  • Adults with chronic health conditions (including asthma, heart disease, or diabetes)

Turn to Our Urgent Care Clinic

Affinity Urgent Care can help you prepare for the flu season with flu vaccines and treatment options if you’re already experiencing flu symptoms. Visit our clinic for care in Galveston, TX, or schedule an appointment using our online scheduling system. We’re open during extended hours, seven days a week.

Level 1 Visit


A standard office visit that can include in house lab testing, medication administration, in house oral medication, EKG, and one X-ray series.

Level 2 Visit


A visit with level 1 services and will also include, Laceration repair, foreign body removal, Incision & Drainage, Multiple X-ray series, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions about Affinity Urgent Care

Do you take my insurance?

Most likely YES! We accept most major insurance carriers including Medicaid, Medicare, and Tricare.

How much do I have to pay?

That depends on your insurance. Your insurance company will tell us what we need to collect from you. Usually, you will only pay the copay indicated by your insurance company or a percentage toward your deductible.

What do I have to bring to be seen?

Insurance companies require us to verify your identity with picture ID and an up to date Insurance card.

What is the average self-pay cost?

Our average self-pay visit is between $150-$250 a visit. Rest assured, at Affinity Urgent Care, we will always discuss the cost PRIOR to performing the treatment and include you in the decision making process of your visit.

Are payment plans available?

For self-pay patients, payment plans may be available upon request.

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Read Reviews From Our Happy and Healthy Patients

Take a moment to review testimonials from patients who have experienced our compassionate care, then visit one of our walk-in clinics to receive the treatment or service you need.
"We have a special needs daughter who needed her foot looked at. Thankful that Affinity accepted her Medicaid first of all. Staff was nice, did not have a long wait, doctor was knowledgeable and understanding with our daughter, which means a lot. She was able to get x-rays done on her foot and received the results before we left. A great place to go on short notice."
"Facility was very clean. Very short wait. The doctor and x-ray tech were great!!"
"Fast and friendly. Was in and out in about an hour, and the PA and nurses were great. Much better experience than the ER."
"The Affinity care clinic in Galveston was wonderful. I walked in Memorial Day (without an appointment) and was seen by a very courteous and helpful staff. I highly recommend them."
"My experience at this urgent care facility was a pleasant one. I brought my daughter in due to an allergic reaction. The staff members there were awesome!"