What should I do if I feel ill or am at risk?
SHOULD I VISIT MY PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER OR MY HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT IF I THINK I’M INFECTED?
The best thing to do is call your primary care provider’s office to discuss your symptoms and your risk of having COVID-19. Your doctor may ask you to monitor symptoms and treat your condition as you would a cold or the flu, rather than visiting the office. It is important to conserve health care resources so that they will be there for the sickest. Do not go to the emergency room unless your condition is an emergency.
When to call your primary care physician: Fever, dry cough, fatigue
When to go to the hospital: Difficulty breathing
CAN I GET A TEST FOR THE CORONAVIRUS? SHOULD I?
Your physician can help you decide whether to be tested, but in general, people who have not been exposed to others with the virus and those with mild symptoms do not need to be tested. If you develop these symptoms, contact your health care provider right away and you may be tested for COVID-19 once your health care provider completes a screening with the Vermont Department of Health. Vermont, like all other states in the US, has a limited supply of tests and must use them to help those who need them most.