What Should I do?

The safety of our patients, caregivers, and the community is our top priority at Central Valley Medical Center. Our facilities and staff are prepared to continue safe, routine care during this public health issue with COVID-19. It is important to continue to see your provider for regularly scheduled visits to address your other health care needs. Do not neglect your existing needs. If you need to make an appointment with your provider please call to make an appointment.

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What are the symptoms of coronavirus, (COVID-19)?

Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, with severity ranging from mild to severe illness. In other coronaviruses, common signs of infection include runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever, and a general feeling of being unwell. Currently, if you haven’t traveled to an infected region where there is community spread or been in close contact with someone known to have the virus, your risk is very low.

When should I seek medical care for coronavirus, (COVID-19)?

Central Valley Medical Center wants the public to know that most cases of COVID-19 will not mean hospitalization or even a trip to an emergency room. Hospital care is a precious resource that needs to be reserved for those with the most serious symptoms.

However, if you and think you may have been exposed to a COVID-19 patient or recent travel to an area where COVID-19 is active and you think you may have been exposed, then; please follow these guidelines.

Should I still go to the doctor for other health needs?

Safety is our priority at Central Valley Medical Center. Our facilities and staff are prepared to continue safe, routine care during public health issues. It’s important that you continue to access care for your health needs as you normally would. If you have a procedure, appointment, or test scheduled and you are healthy, there is no reason to cancel these appointments.

If your symptoms are mild, please stay home to protect others from illness and follow the CDC’s recommended guidance for self-care. Call your provider to let them know your symptoms and situation, and to give advance notice before you visit any healthcare facility. Testing for COVID-19 is very limited and requires specific criteria.

Help stop the spread?

If you’re feeling unwell, the best way to protect loved ones and the public from contracting the Coronavirus is by using the same six daily habits that help prevent the spread of many viruses, including the common cold and the flu along with practicing social distancing.

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