What to do if you suspect you might have COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

If you think you may have the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, this self-assessment tool may help you determine if you need to seek further care.

This information is not intended to provide medical advice. If you have medical questions, consult a health practitioner or your local public health unit.

If you are feeling unwell with any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever, new cough or difficulty breathing (or a combination of these symptoms)?
  • Muscle aches, fatigue, headache, sore throat, runny nose or diarrhea? Symptoms in young children may also be non-specific (for example, lethargy, poor feeding).

And have experienced any of the following:

  • Have you traveled outside the United States in the last 14 days?
  • Does someone you are in close contact with have COVID-19 (for example, someone in your household or workplace)?
  • Are you in close contact with a person who is sick with respiratory symptoms (for example, fever, cough or difficulty breathing) who recently traveled outside the United States?

If you answered yes to these questions, you should seek clinical assessment for COVID-19 over the phone or online.

The majority of COVID-19 illnesses are mild. A clinician can help guide whether you will require further care or potential testing in person. Please use one of the following options:

  • Use a virtual online doctor evaluation. One options is to download and use Baptist Health Care onDemand App. It provides immediate virtual access to licensed doctors and experts anywhere 24/7. After you enroll, you can start your virtual visit using any smart phone, tablet, or computer.
  • Contact your primary care provider (for example, family doctor) or local health department.

If you start to experience worsening symptoms, please call your local emergency department or health department first for further instructions. 

If you answered no to these questions, it is unlikely that you have COVID-19.

Nevertheless, you should continue to monitor your health. If you develop any new symptoms, please seek clinical assessment and testing for COVID-19.

Your Safety and Well-being is our Priority

On behalf of all of us at Women’s Health Partners, in these difficult times, we want to thank you for your support and confidence in our practice.

We want you to personally know that our patients’ health and well-being has and always will be our number one priority. This reminder bears repeating in the face of any challenges and especially now, given concerns posed by the corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We are taking all necessary precautions to ensure your safety and well-being and that of our staff. To that end, we want to share some of the steps we are taking:

Furthermore, our staff will be asking several screening questions regarding your health. We ask that you do not enter our office if you, or someone in your family, or someone you recently were in contact with, has exhibited flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, severe muscle aches, shaking chills, or recent loss of taste or smell, or recently diagnosed with COVID19.

In order to help us participate with our social distancing effort, we are asking patients to enter the office without any visitors, including children.

You will also have the option of waiting in your car instead of the waiting room after you have checked in. The front desk staff will call your cell phone when we are ready for you to come in for your visit.

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