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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 to be screened by a medical professional at one of OU Medicine's drive-thru test sites. OU Medicine has partnered with the Oklahoma State Department of Health to offer drive-thru testing sites at locations in the Tulsa and Oklahoma City metro areas. If you want to be tested for COVID-19, please call to make an appointment.

Additionally, you can call the Oklahoma Coronavirus Call Center at 877-215-8336.

    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

    What To Do if You Have Symptoms

    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.
    • Continue to monitor your health.
    • 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.

    When to Seek Emergency Care

    If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get medical attention immediately. If possible, call ahead to the emergency department to let them know.

    Emergency warning signs include:

    • Trouble breathing
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • Severe shortness of breath
    • New confusion or inability to rouse
    • High fever