In times of disease outbreaks, healthcare can become a limited resource. One of the ways we can help each other out is by understanding how to make the best use of our shared healthcare system. Here are the things we can all do to protect this valuable resource:
Emergency rooms need to serve people with the most critical needs. If you have symptoms like cough, fever, or difficulty breathing contact your regular doctor first. If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.
Take care of yourself as you would for a cold or flu.
Not all healthcare providers are able to test for COVID-19. If your healthcare provider says you should be tested for COVID-19 but they are not able to provide the test, they can call the health department. We will work with them to find a place for you to get tested.