A Few Ways YP Helps You Survive Flu Season

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Posted by: YP PR

Have you come down with a case of the fever, chills, headache, and muscle pain? Sounds like you’ve got the flu. Oh, the joys of peak flu season across the U.S. At YP, The Real Yellow Pages®, we tend to notice an uptick in searches in our Healthcare categories – such as Doctors, Pharmacy, and Urgent Care – this time of year. Searches in flu-related medical categories were 16 percent higher in March vs. the monthly average in 2016.*

New Filters Save You Time and Money

YP℠ has been helping consumers find and connect with the service providers that fit their needs for more than 130 years. We take pride in that trust. Now, YP can help you find what you need faster, thanks to our new search filters. Try it out by doing a search, clicking on “+ All Filters” once you get to the search results page, and then selecting the filters of your choice to help you instantly narrow your search results.

Here’s how those filters can help. Say you’ve managed to get through the season unscathed by the flu thus far. Even so, it’s still not too late to get a flu shot. Search YP for a doctor or a pharmacy nearby. For example, to find doctors in Cleveland or Los Angeles, use the “Physicians & Surgeons, Family Medicine & General Practice” filter to ensure you see listings of only medical professionals who can actually help you with the flu – as opposed to other medical practitioners like podiatrists and physical therapists.

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Cleveland search results example (from above)

Now, if your flu symptoms are unbearable, and you want immediate attention, use the “Urgent Care,” “Emergency Care Facilities,” and “Hospital” filters to find urgent care services near you, like these in Nashville.

After you’ve done your search, but are still not sure which local business to choose, look to those marked with the new YP Preferred Badge – as these are businesses that have added more useful information and content to their profiles to help you along in the selection process.

We’re continuing to add more filters to help you find the local businesses you need, faster. Visit yellowpages.com or download the YP app to start searching today!


*Source: YP data, 2016

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