University at Albany
 

Flu, Cold and Respiratory Symptom Guidance

 

Most respiratory symptoms of recent onset are viral and can be managed without a physician evaluation. Please review the guidelines below for advice.

For guidance with nasal congestion (runny/stuffy nose), cough, sore throat:

If your measured temperature is 100.0 or higher (fever) in the past 12 hours, please click here.

If your measured temperature is less than 100.0 (no fever) consider seeking care at the Health Center if you have:
1. Shortness of Breath
2. Respiratory symptoms > 10-14 days
3. Severe sore throat > 3 days

Useful Patient Education:

If the Health Center is closed and it is a medical emergency, please dial 911.