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Signs & Symptoms

What To Do If You Are Sick

If you develop fever, cough and/or shortness of breath, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, please follow these recommendations:

Call ahead to discuss your symptoms.
  • Call your Primary Care Physician
  • Call the free 24-hour nurse triage line 812-450-6555
  • Utilize My Health LIVE for virtual visits with one of our providers at My Health LIve.
  • Call 812-885-3331 to see if a visit to the Suspected Respiratory Illness Drive-Thru Triage would be warranted.
Note: Some people are at higher risk for COVID-19 complications, including:
  • Older adults

  • Patients with chronic health conditions such as diabetes; lung, kidney or heart diseases; as well as patients who smoke

  • Patients with compromised immune systems, such as those undergoing chemotherapy or taking certain types of medications

  • These higher-risk patients who experience COVID-19 symptoms should contact their provider immediately.

Patients who have appointments within the hospital or at Physician Network offices will also be asked screening questions about travel, fever and respiratory illness. Those who answer yes to those questions will be given a surgical mask to wear and may be isolated from the general waiting room.

Click Here to watch Dr. Dustin Blackwell address COVID-19 concerns for pregnant women.

COVID-19 Signs & Symptoms

Reported symptoms have ranged from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

If you are having trouble breathing, experience pain in your chest, are confused or have bluish lips or face, get medical attention immediately by calling 911 or going to the nearest emergency department.

Self Care at Home for Mild Symptoms

Testing

Routine rapid COVID-19 testing is not currently available in our facilities or community at this time. The only testing option available must be mailed. The wait time for results from this test is currently 48 hours, but is anticipated to become longer as demand increases throughout the U.S. If someone is experiencing fever of at least 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, cough, shortness of breath, please continue to call the 24/7 nurse triage line at 812-450-6555. Physician offices remain open, but all patients will be screened upon entrance. Those found to have any symptoms will be asked to wear a mask and be isolated while they wait.

Good Samaritan asks the public to please continue to practice social distancing and only present to the hospital or medical offices if emergent need arises and/or a planned medical procedure remains scheduled. As medical staff continues to work diligently to care for an increasing number of patients, Good Samaritan asks for continued patience and understanding of the public.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH)

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