Respiratory Illness: What Should I Do?
What Should I Do?
David Souvenir, MD, our infectious disease doctor at St. Joe's, shares some of the commonly asked questions about symptoms of respiratory illness and other possible COVID-19-related symptoms.
A checklist below provides information about what you should do if you have respiratory illness symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath.
Before visiting our Respiratory Infection Clinic or a healthcare provider, call ahead if possible, to let them know if you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19. This will allow for them to properly prepare for your visit and take precautions to keep others from being infected or exposed.
If your symptoms are getting worse, seek prompt medical attention.
If you are having a medical emergency, please call 911 and notify the dispatcher that your emergency is related to possible COVID-19-related symptoms.
Respiratory Infection Clinic
St. Joseph clinics continue to adapt to meet the needs of our community during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As we remain committed to providing high-quality care for patients with respiratory illness, we are committed to protecting the health and safety of our patients, employees, physicians and community.
We have designated an area to provide clinical space and a team dedicated for patients with respiratory illness symptoms and/or symptoms or concerns that would be consistent with COVID-19. Many patients are ill enough to require in-person care, but are not so sick that they need to be hospitalized. This clinic provides space to focus on caring for and meeting the needs of those patients.