What to Do If You Are Sick

When should I stay home?
When should I seek care?

If You Feel Sick …

Call us. If you are experiencing a fever or respiratory symptoms such as a cough or shortness of breath, please call us. Our care team will complete a phone evaluation and provide you guidance on your next steps for treatment.

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How Do You Know When to Ask for Help

You have likely heard reports that for some people the coronavirus feels like a mild fever or cough. For others it can develop into a much more serious condition.

That may leave you wondering:

  • If I feel sick, should I stay home and let the virus run its course?
  • What are the warning signs that tell me it is time to seek medical help?

The Centers for Disease Control has developed a simple guide that answers these questions.

CDC: If You Are Sick

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When to Consider Going to the ER

We encourage Equitas Health patients to call us if you are concerned about flu-like symptoms.

Only go to the ER for:

  • Fevers over 102 degrees that don’t respond to over-the-counter fever reducers

AND one of the following:

  • Worsening chest pain despite taking over the counter pain medication OR
  • Cough OR
  • Worsening shortness of breath

If you need to go to the ER, tell medical staff as soon as you arrive that you are concerned about coronavirus.

If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have symptoms for COVID-19. If possible, put on a face mask before emergency medical services arrive.

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