GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Flu season is hitting West Michigan a little later than normal this year, and even though our sights are set on spring, you’ll notice more and more people around you right now who may have flu-like symptoms.

Although flu season has not been as bad this year as years past, there has been an uptick in cases this month. We talked with Elizabeth Suing, a physician assistant at Spectrum Health and medical lead for Spectrum Health's tele-medicine service MedNow. 

 With MedNow service you can be seen at any time of the day. The app provides medical care for conditions such as cold/flu, nausea/vomiting, pink eye and other non-life threatening conditions, in a way that is convenient for you.

MedNow is not more than $45 and is covered by most health insurance plans. During the 2017-2018 cold and flu season, MedNow had 5,548 flu-related visits, 30,000 app downloads, and more than 68,000 patients have used MedNow since 2015.

You can download MedNow at MedNow.spectrumhealth.org or call 844.322.7374