Seeking Healthcare during Covid-19

It's understandable if you have concerns about going to your doctor's office during a pandemic. But it's also important that you're not waiting too long to get the care that you need to stay healthy.

Don’t delay receiving treatment or necessary healthcare during the pandemic.

Should I still get routine care for pediatric and adult medicine?

Yes. Continuing with routine care and care for chronic health conditions is very important. Many primary and specialty care practices now offer virtual, online, or telehealth phone visits instead of in-person visits. Contact your provider to see what they are offering.

It’s important to stay on schedule with routine pediatric care and immunizations to reduce the risk of other diseases during this time and to continue to call your provider for guidance with any new or ongoing medical concerns.

What if I have an injury or nonurgent health issue requiring medical attention?

Don’t let delaying care for serious concerns become another healthcare crisis. Providers and urgent care centers are available to treat a wide variety of minor injuries or illnesses. Call your provider’s office first for advice on where to get treatment.

Should I go to the Emergency Room If I think I am having a health emergency?

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, whether it’s related or unrelated to the coronavirus, it’s important to call 911. First responders and emergency rooms are prepared to treat all emergent medical situations.

  • Well visits without immunizations
    * Note: Some facilities have arrangements for drive-up vaccination clinics.
  • Behavioral Health for therapy, counseling and follow up
  • Low-acuity health concerns
    • Simple cold or flu
    • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
    • Some rashes and skin conditions
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Diabetes routine visit
    • Minor burns
    • Urinary tract infections
    • Refill routine medications

  • Well visits with immunizations
  • Sprain
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Earaches
  • Minor cuts
  • Sore throats
  • Minor eye injury
  • Migraines
  • Back pain
  • Rashes
  • Cold or flu

  • Severe chest pain or pressure with our without sweating
  • Sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the face or body
  • Difficulty breathing, wheezing shortness of breath
  • Abdominal pain, particularly intense localized pain
  • Coughing or throwing up blood
  • Head injury, fainting or confusion
  • Seizures that lasts 3-5 minutes or new onset
  • Persistent severe vomiting and diarrhea
  • Broken bones, deep wounds or severe burns
  • Neck or spine injury, particularly with loss of feeling or movement