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Where to Get Your Flu Shot

Many au pairs and host families are looking for places to get flu shots this time of year. Au Pair insurance does not cover immunizations, but there are lots of places to get flu shots for $35 or less. If the host family is urging their au pair to get the seasonal flu shot and she agrees to get it, the host family would be responsible for the expense.

If you are planning to get the seasonal flu vaccine, it is recommended that you get it as early as possible.

Anne Arundel County Health Department – Free flu shots are available by appointment and at some vaccine clinics, registration is required.

Montgomery County Health Department – Free flu shot clinics, online registration is required. will be added as they are scheduled.

Prince George’s County – Free flu shot clinics, no appointment necessary.

State of Maryland – Find a vaccine clinic search feature, this does not seem to have all of the local health department flu shot clinics listed. Check back for updates and check your specific county health department website for more options.

I have been told that Kaiser Permanente is offering free flu shots as well.

Flu shots are also available for a fee (usually $25-35) at pharmacies such as Target, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, etc.

Where to Get Your Flu Shot

Many au pairs and host families are looking for places to get flu shots this time of year. Au Pair insurance does not cover immunizations, but there are lots of places to get flu shots for $35 or less. If the host family is urging their au pair to get a seasonal flu shot and she agrees to get it, the host family would be responsible for the expense.

If you are planning to get the seasonal flu vaccine, it is recommended that you get it as early as possible.

 

Anne Arundel County Health Department – Free flu shots are available by appointment only.

Montgomery County Health Department – Free Flu Shot Clinics will be offered as the vaccine becomes available.

Prince George’s County – Typically offer Free Flu Shot Clinics, check their website for the 2020 schedule as it becomes available. (not posted yet as of 9/25)

I have been told that Kaiser Permanente is offering free flu shots as well.

Flu shots are also available for a fee (usually $25-35) at pharmacies such as Target, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, etc.

Flu Shots

Updated  9/19/2013
Many au pairs and host families are looking for places to get flu shots this time of year. Au Pair insurance does not cover immunizations, but there are lots of places to get flu shots for $30 or less.  If the host family is insisting that an au pair get a seasonal flu shot and she agrees to get it, the host family would be responsible for the expense.

If you are planning to get the seasonal flu vaccine, it is recommended that you get it as early as possible.

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Anne Arundel County Health Department – Free

Montgomery County Health Department – Free (proof of residency may be required)

Prince George’s County – Details have not been released as of 9/19/13

Adventist Hospital – $25

Giant Pharmacy – $30

CVS Pharmacy & Minute Clinic – $31.99 and up

Walgreens Pharmacy – cost not listed on website

Rite Aid Pharmacy – cost not listed on website

Target Pharmacy & Target Clinic – cost not listed on website


Places To Go For Urgent Medical Care

update

In a true emergency, seek medical attention as soon as possible at the hospital emergency room. I have local hospitals listed on the Cluster Google Map, it would be a good idea to familiarize yourself with where they are, in case you should ever need to know.

What I am talking about here are medical problems where you would like to be seen the same day, but you do not feel that it is an emergency. If you go to the emergency room for something that is not an emergency (like for a sore throat or pink eye), they will see you and treat you, but will not admit you to the hospital. In a case like that, there is an additional charge by the insurance company. The emergency room is not to be used as your regular doctor.

Here is the link to the medical insurance information and claim forms: APIA Medical
You may go to any doctor or clinic you choose, but you will pay less if you go to an in-network doctor. You may need to pay up front and submit a claim form to be reimbursed (providing you have met your deductible, if applicable.)

Urgent Care Clinics

These clinics all participate with our medical insurance as of 8/8/2012. This is subject to change, so verify when you make your appointment by telling them you have insurance through First Health Network.

CVS Minute Clinicwww.minuteclinic.com
Open daily – Hours vary by location. No appointment necessary.
Locations including: Annapolis, Bethesda, Crofton, Ft. Washington, Laurel, Rockville, Upper Marlboro & Wheaton
For less complicated illnesses including: Allergies, Bladder Infections, Colds, Ear Infections, Pink Eye & Styes, Sinus Infections, Strep Throat, Swimmer’s Ear, Athlete’s Foot, Cold Sores, and Vaccinations.
Visit their website for a complete list of locations, conditions they will treat and the costs.

Righttime Care Centershttp://www.myrighttime.com/ – 1-888-808-6483
(formerly Nighttime Pediatrics & Adult Care)
Open 11am-Midnight daily. Appointments not required, but strongly encouraged (to reduce your wait time.)
Locations: Annapolis, Columbia, Gambrills, Pasadena and Rockville

Xpress Med Carehttp://xpressmedcare.com/
13671 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20906-5214
240-558-3131
Monday-Saturday, 9 am-9 pm
Sunday, 10am-5 pm

Patient Firstwww.patientfirst.com
Open 8 am-10 pm daily. No appointment necessary.
Laurel, 301-497-1820
Waldorf, 240-427-1926

Concentra Medical Centerwww.concentra.com
Lanham, (301) 459-9113
Monday-Friday,7am-6 pm
Capitol Heights (Steeplechase), (301) 499-4655
Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm
Weekends, 9am-3 pm

Secure Medical Care – http://securemedicalcare.com/
10452 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD
(Route 1, 1/2 mile north of IKEA)
(301) 441-3355
Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm
Weekends & Holidays, 10am-6pm