Updated May 20, 2020
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel (new) coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.
Symptoms associated with the virus are mild to severe fever, cough, and shortness of breath. There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19, and there is no specific antiviral treatment for the virus.
Our doctors are here to help. If you have symptoms of the virus, our doctors can assess your condition and help determine the necessary next steps, all from the comfort of your home. If you are suffering from other common medical conditions, our doctors provide reliable care while minimizing the exposure to contagious viruses like COVID-19.Talk to a Doctor
AllyHealth Covid-19 Diagnosis and Treatment
As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, AllyHealth is working diligently to help keep you healthy and safe. It’s important to know what you can expect from your AllyHealth visit during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note, as the coronavirus situation continues to evolve, this list is subject to change
WHAT TO EXPECT
Your AllyHealth provider can:
- Assess likelihood of COVID-19 based on your symptoms and other risk factors
- Advise you to:
- Self-quarantine according to the latest CDC guidelines
- Pursue COVID-19 testing via an in-person care setting
- Go to an emergency department if symptoms are severe, and help coordinate with your local emergency department if necessary
- Discuss signs and symptoms of coronavirus
- Write a note excusing you from school or work for up to 14 days
- Diagnose and treat more than 80 common conditions, reducing the need for in-person care
- Write 90-day prescription refills for chronic conditions (temporarily increased from 30 days)
WHAT NOT TO EXPECT
Your AllyHealth provider cannot:
- Order tests for COVID-19
- Treat COVID-19 cases with anti-viral medication
- Provide a note that clears you to return to work
Minimize the Risk of Exposure
- Stay home when you are sick
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.
Do I have COVID-19 or something else?
|RUNNY OR STUFFY NOSE||Rare||Common||Sometimes|
|SHORTNESS OF BREATH||Sometimes||No||No|
|COUGH||Common (usually dry)||Mild||Common (usually dry)|
|ACHES AND PAINS||Sometimes||Common||Common|
|DIARRHEA||Rare||No||Sometimes for children|
How we can help
You can still receive quality medical care without leaving your home. Virtual care is a highly effective method to evaluate and treat symptoms while minimizing exposure to potentially contagious viruses. Request a visit by phone or video to talk to a AllyHealth doctor now.
If you think you are infected, AllyHealth doctors can answer questions about the disease, evaluate your risk, and advise you on next steps. Our clinical team is trained on the latest protocols for local and national notification, testing, and management of people under investigation for the virus.
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