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What to Do If You Think You Have COVID-19

If you are concerned that you have COVID-19, it is important that you stay home unless it is a true medical emergency.

Call your healthcare provider who will be able to assess your situation over the phone. If you do not have a provider, you can call the Oklahoma Coronavirus Call Center at 877-215-8336. Your doctor will be able to provide you information on how to:

  • Continue to monitor your health.
  • Report to a medical care facility for evaluation and treatment, or to set up a telemedicine visit. If you go to the doctor’s office, it’s best to go alone to your appointment. Do not bring children or other family members unless you need assistance.

Go to an emergency department if you have more severe symptoms, including:

  • High fever
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or confusion

Individuals with mild symptoms of COVID-19 are able to recover at home. It is important to stay at home to avoid spreading the virus to others.

Older patients and individuals who have severe underlying medical conditions or are immunocompromised should contact their healthcare provider early, even if their illness is mild.

If you live with other people, practice home isolation which means you should stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available. As much as possible, limit contact with pets and animals in the home.

Common Symptoms of COVID-19

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  • A fever of 100.4 or higher
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • A new loss of smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath

When to Seek Emergency Care

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to rouse