Bronchitis & Coughs
Kick that cough
Learn how to prepare for your visit, how to get the most out of it and about any care restrictions here.
Whether it’s dry or wet and productive, coughing can be annoying and tiring. Sometimes a cough can be a sign of bronchitis, croup, upper respiratory infection or pneumonia. We can evaluate your symptoms and provide a treatment plan which may include over-the-counter or prescription medications if needed.
What to know before your visit
Patients with the following may be directed to another health care setting:
- Severe shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Severe chest pain
- Night sweats
- Swelling of the face and tongue
- Infection of MRSA within last 30 days
- Hospitalization in the last 30 days
- Children with difficulty swallowing and drooling
- Children with underlying heart or lung conditions
- Children with neurologic impairment
- Children with 2 or more episodes of croup who are less than 36 months old and have a history of intubation
What to expect at your visit
- Sign in at the electronic kiosk to see a nurse practitioner or physician assistant.* No appointment necessary.
- Your practitioner will review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, conduct an examination and provide a personalized treatment plan.
- Your practitioner may conduct needed testing. Please note that additional charges apply for these tests. Visit our Price List for these fees.
- At the end of your visit, your practitioner will provide you with a summary, a receipt and educational material.
- The summary of your visit can be sent to your primary care provider with your permission.
*MinuteClinic® employs physician assistants in select states. See here for details.