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Please first contact your health care provider or the local Department of Health if you are at risk for coronavirus (COVID-19). Risk factors that may indicate COVID-19 include fever, cough, or flu-like signs, AND either recent international travel OR contact with someone recently diagnosed with COVID-19. Health care officials will direct you to the appropriate place for care. In order to avoid the spread of COVID-19, you should avoid the emergency room at your local hospital except in cases of an emergency.
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To keep yourself and everyone around you safe, it’s best to call your doctor from home if you or a family member feels under the weather. Your physician can advise you on next steps to take to feel better. To stay on the safe side, follow these steps to get help for coronavirus symptoms:


Woman talking on phoneAvoid Urgent Care or Your Physician’s Office

If you or someone you love has coronavirus symptoms like fever, dry coughing and difficulty breathing, please do not rush to your doctor or urgent care. To avoid the spread of coronavirus, you should avoid the emergency room at your local hospital except in cases of an emergency. The best first step is to call your primary care physician. They’ll help you understand your symptoms and advise on next steps. We know this guidance is different from what you’d normally do, but remember that during this time, it’s important to keep yourself safe and also avoid getting other people sick.


Man on TabletCall Your Doctor or Use Video Visits From Home

You can safely see your doctor during the coronavirus outbreak. An in-person visit may not be the safest choice during the outbreak (for you or anyone else in the doctor’s office) so call your doctor from home if you need medical care. To visit with a medical provider virtually from your smartphone or tablet, you can download the AdventHealth app to have a video visit. During this telemedicine appointment, you can video chat with a physician, explain your symptoms, get a diagnosis and even get a prescription that suits your needs.


Woman walking outsideOnly Leave Home for Medical Care if Your Doctor Approves It

On your phone call or video visit with your doctor, they can tell you what to do to feel better, based on your symptoms. Your provider can tell you whether to visit their office for examination, go to an urgent care or go to an emergency department near you — just be sure to get their approval before you leave home unless it’s an emergency.

For more information about the coronavirus outbreak, including how to best protect yourself and your family, look through our FAQs, get the latest news and download the app for convenient video visits with your doctor from home, visit the AdventHealth Coronavirus Resource Hub at CoronavirusResourceHub.com.


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Signs of Coronavirus?

If you’ve recently visited an impacted area or been in contact with someone who has, and are showing signs of the infection, we encourage you to speak with a doctor. The best way to do this is to call your primary care physician, closest urgent care or schedule a video visit through the AdventHealth app.

If you’re immunocompromised or have other underlying health conditions, and you have coronavirus symptoms, please contact your primary care physician for personalized recommendations.

In order to avoid the spread of COVID-19, you should avoid the emergency room at your local hospital except in cases of an emergency.

For more information about the coronavirus outbreak, including how to best protect yourself and your family, look through our FAQs, get the latest news and download the AdventHealth app for convenient video visits with your doctor from home, visit the AdventHealth Coronavirus Resource Hub at CoronavirusResourceHub.com.

Visit the Coronavirus Resource Hub

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AdventHealth, formerly Florida Hospital, has the emergency rooms chosen by more patients than any other hospital in Volusia and Flagler Counties.

There are great emergency rooms all across the country. Fortunately, we have five of the very best here in Volusia and Flagler counties. Our conveniently located ERs feature some of the area’s top emergency specialists with experts in cardiac and stroke emergencies. It’s the care you need, when and where you want it.

Watch out. It's Cold and Flu Season!

Check out our resources to help you and your family prepare to stay healthy during this cold and flu season. We have a variety of articles that will help you:

  • Learn Cold vs Flu Differences
  • Avoid Catching Cold and Flu
  • Protect Your Children

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Not sure if your situation is most appropriate for a physician’s appointment, should be handled sooner by an urgent care, or justifies an emergency room visit? We’ll help you make the right choice when you’re sick or hurt.