What should I do if I feel sick?
If you have a fever or any kind of respiratory difficulty such as coughing or shortness of breath, call your health care provider and explain your symptoms over the phone before going to the doctor’s office, urgent care facility or emergency room. Hamilton’s Emergency Department number is 706.272.6158.
Over the phone, be sure to communicate about any travel outside the country in the last 14 days. Also, be sure to inform your healthcare provider if you suspect you have been close (within 6 feet) of someone who has COVID-19 for an extended period. Your health care provider or the emergency room team will recommend next steps.
If you have a medical emergency, call 911 and let them know about your symptoms and recent travel history.
How can you help keep yourself healthy?
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Stay at home when sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
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