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 812-885-3331
  • Utilize My Health LIVE for virtual visits with one of our providers at My Health Live.
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. All patients, visitors and staff must wear a mask in Good Samaritan Facilities.

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

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH)

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