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When a public health situation arises, it is common to experience fear or uncertainty about the health of you and your loved ones. Your safety and well-being are our top priorities and our experts are working closely with federal, state and local authorities to help keep our community safe. We will share the latest updates and resources as the situation develops.
For Patients, Families & Visitors
Keeping yourself and those around you safe from COVID-19
Can I still visit UC Health?
At this time, to protect our patients and employees and help prevent the spread of respiratory illness, we are NOT ALLOWING visitors in certain areas of our facilities. Please click here for the most recent announcements and visitor information.
What to do if you are sick?
If you have symptoms, but do not need immediate medical assistance, self-monitoring at home is recommended by the CDC. You can also call your primary care provider or the Ohio Department of Health at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634) to discuss if, when, and where you should be seen. If you don’t have a primary care physician, we can help you find one.
Have you traveled to a high-risk area?
If you have traveled to a high-risk area or have been in contact with a patient with cough, fever or shortness of breath who has traveled to a high-risk area AND you have these symptoms you should notify the Ohio Department of Health at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). This line is available 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
How Can I Protect Myself And Others?
Follow these 5 steps to stay AWARE during COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus disease, and help prevent this illness from spreading.
Keep at least 6 feet between you and others when possible. Avoid crowds and close contact with people who are sick.
Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you don’t have soap and water, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Wash your hands often, especially after leaving the bathroom, before eating and after touching your face.
Call your doctor if you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath BEFORE showing up at a primary care office, urgent care center or emergency department. Your doctor may want you to stay home instead of potentially infecting others. If you do call 911 in an emergency, mention your symptoms.
If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath and you DON'T feel you need immediate medical attention, we recommend staying home. Although 80% of those infected have mild symptoms similar to the common cold, remaining at home can help prevent the spread of the disease. Working from home, if you have the option, is also recommended.
Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue rather than into the air or your hands.
Preventing the Spread
If you, a household member, intimate partner and or caregiver come in contact with COVID-19, you may need to take precautions to prevent the spread of the disease. These may include social distancing or a self-quarantine. To learn more about these preventative measures, please visit the CDC website for additional information.
WAYS YOU CAN HELP
Interested In Helping During COVID-19?
Our UC Health staff and clinicians are working long hours, bravely facing the unknown and are partnering in new ways like never before. Additionally, our city and community is also coming together in new ways. We want to take this time to show support for everyone fighting through these uncertain times. Learn more about the three ways you can help during COVID-19.
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Where Can I Find More Information?
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