I DON'T FEEL WELL
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
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.
Learn More About The Importance of Social Distancing