Respiratory Infections

Get Your Respiratory Infection Treated by a Medical Professional at Home

From coughs and congestion to fevers and aches, the symptoms of respiratory infections can make you or your loved ones feel miserable. Pivotal Health’s clinicians are equipped and experienced to accurately diagnose and provide symptom relief for most respiratory infections in the comfort of your home.

Upper respiratory infections (URIs) affect the nose, sinuses, pharynx, and larynx. URIs make up 26% of urgent care clinic visits and over 10% of emergency room visits. COVID has obviously received the most attention over the past 18 months but some rhinoviruses (common cold), influenza viruses, and other viruses can also cause URIs. These viral infections can also lead to bacterial infections if not treated properly. The most common symptoms include fever, nasal congestion and increased mucus with drainage down the throat (post-nasal drip), sneezing, coughing, sore throat, headache, and body aches.
Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) affect the lower portion of the respiratory tract, including the trachea and the lungs. Symptoms include shortness of breath, weakness, fever, coughing, and fatigue. Bronchitis and pneumonia are the most frequent LRTIs. Influenza or the flu can affect both the upper and lower respiratory tract. LRTIs are often more serious than URIs, so don’t wait to seek treatment if you think you may have an LRTI.

How Pivotal Health Can Help

If your symptoms persist, a Pivotal Health clinician can help determine if they are caused by allergies or an infection. Pivotal Health clinicians can come to your home, do a full examination and do COVID-19, flu, strep, or respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) testing on the spot to have a diagnosis in minutes. If pneumonia is suspected, Pivotal Health can arrange for x-rays to be performed right in your home while the clinician is there. Our highly experienced clinician will then create an effective treatment plan and review it carefully with you to help you feel better soon.
Our clinicians can prescribe antibiotics for strep throat, more prolonged sinus infections and pneumonia. If antibiotics are not indicated, the clinician can help with pain control, congestion/allergy relief and cough relief to help you feel better as your body heals. Our clinicians can also give you fluids intravenously (IV) in your home if you have become dehydrated.


Browse Other Urgent Care Issues

Ear Pain and Ear Infections

We treat inner ear infections (otitis media) and outer ear infections (otitis externa).


We provide help with both COVID-19 prevention/safety (including antigen and PCR testing) and mild to moderate COVID-19 symptom treatment.

Eye Infections and Injuries

We treat many types of eye infections and injuries at your home.


We treat nosebleeds safely and conveniently in the home or workplace.

Gastrointestinal Illness

We treat a variety of GI illnesses and diseases that produce symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea.

Genitourinary Conditions

We treat conditions of the genitourinary (GU) system including UTIs and STIs.

Muscle, Joint, and Bone Injuries

We evaluate the injury, and take x-rays at your home if needed, or refer to a higher level of care as necessary.

Neurological Conditions

We treat neurological conditions like migraines, dizziness, vertigo, and more.


We treat cellulitis, insect bites, rashes, lacerations, abscesses, bed sores, pressure ulcers, and more.

Convenience Items

We make various treatments more convenient by meeting you where you prefer for things like sports physicals, lab draws, medication refills, vaccinations, and more.


We evaluate and treat a variety of respiratory illnesses if your condition is not an emergency requiring immediate medical attention.

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