Both Providence St. Patrick Hospital and Community Medical Center are advising the public to go to a walk-in clinic to be screened for upper respiratory problems or flu-like symptoms, rather than calling the hospitals directly.

Both Community First Care on North Reserve and Providence Grant Creek Walk-in Clinics are now being called Focused Screening Centers.

At Providence Grant Creek Walk-in Clinic, patients are encouraged to call in advance at 327-1750. Visit their website here.

At Community First Care on North Reserve, patients can book an appointment online, or call their 24/7 Nurse Line at 327-4770. Get details by clicking here.

With cold and flu season, expect a wait to be seen by a physician.