COVID-19

Northern Light Health has COVID-19 assessment sites across the state.

If you have symptoms of Novel (New) Coronavirus (COVID-19) please call 844-489-1822 and complete a phone screening to determine next steps. Based on that screening, a referral may be made to a drive-up site nearest you. At this time, we are unable to test on demand and are using testing guidelines developed by the CDC and healthcare systems across the state.

We know that our patients and communities are concerned about the COVID-19 outbreak. Northern Light Health is taking steps to ensure the safety of our staff and patients in anticipation of the spread of this disease.  

We strongly recommend that you stay up to date by referring to the Centers for Disease Control Fact Sheets. The information on the CDC page is updated regularly as they learn more about the illness and how it is spread.

We also recommend the following resources for up to date information:

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What to do if you are sick

Click here for a step by step guide to determine what to do if you are sick. If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, it’s important that you call ahead to ensure that we can care for you efficiently and safely. If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 and let them know your symptoms.

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Take a look at these videos from the World Health Organization on ways to protect yourself and your loved ones.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

A diagnosis with coronavirus 229E, NL63, OC43, or HKU1 is not the same as a COVID-19 diagnosis. Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis. 

Source: CDC.gov

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On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”.

There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practice external icon for naming of new human infectious diseases. 

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This virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The first infections were linked to a live animal market, but the virus is now spreading from person-to-person. It’s important to note that person-to-person spread can happen on a continuum. Some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so.

The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

Learn what is known about the spread of newly emerged coronaviruses

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Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath


Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html

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Due to limited testing supplies, we are unable to test on demand right now and testing is limited to the groups detailed in the graphic below. Unless you are critically ill a positive test does not change the recommended treatment for COVID-19 which is plenty of clear fluids, rest, a fever reducer, and limiting the exposure of people who are not sick as much as you can.

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Click here to read how to prevent spreading COVID-19

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Click here to read about how to take care of yourself and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Click here to read about how to take care of yourself and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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