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What are the signs and symptoms of the coronavirus (COVID-19)?

What are the signs and symptoms of the coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) signs and symptoms appear as early as two days or up to 14 days after exposure to the virus and can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
Getting Care for COVID-19

Getting Care for COVID-19

If you develop symptoms such as a fever, a cough and shortness of breath and have had close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or have recently traveled to an area with widespread ongoing community spread of COVID-19, call your primary care provider. Close contact means being within six feet of the infected person for a prolonged period of time. Your healthcare professional will determine if you need to be seen in person for possible testing for COVID-19.

Before visiting your provider, you can also have a free SRHS e-visit through MyChart to get quick care online for potential COVID-19. Follow the guidance you receive from the healthcare professional for possible testing or other next steps.

Testing Criteria Recommendations

Testing Criteria Recommendations

The CDC has outlined tiers for testing, with hospitalized patients and healthcare facility workers with symptoms given priority for testing, followed by patients in long-term care facilities with symptoms, patients 65 years or older with symptoms, patients with underlying conditions with symptoms and first responders with symptoms.

From there, the CDC recommends testing critical infrastructure workers with symptoms, individuals with symptoms who do not fall into any of the previously mentioned categories, healthcare facility workers and first responders, and then individuals who have mild symptoms in communities with high numbers of COVID-19 hospitalizations.

According to the CDC, individuals who do not have symptoms are not a priority for testing.

Please find a link to the CDC-recommend priorities for testing.

Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

If you have a test order from your provider or from our SRHS e-visit/free COVID-19 screening tool, Spartanburg Regional is now offering drive-thru COVID-19 testing.

Patients must have a provider order for the COVID-19 test and official personal identification (SRHS badge will be required for employees)in order to be eligible for a test.

  • There will be signage to help direct patients.
  • The site is not designed for general public. We are not able to provide testing to community members without a provider order at this site.

Upon arrival at the drive-thru location, patients will remain in their car as a sample is collected. The results from samples collected from this location will be sent to the provider or S.C. DHEC. The provider who ordered your test will provide you with your test results.

Drive thru testing is currently available at:

USC Upstate (305 North Campus Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29303)
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. or as tests are available

Cherokee Medical Center
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
12 p.m. - 4 p.m. or as tests are available

Union Medical Center 
Monday & Thursday
12 p.m. - 4 p.m. or as tests are available

General Information about COVID-19

General Information about COVID-19

The DHEC Care Line is available to provide general information about COVID-19 by calling 1-855-472-3432 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily. For general questions about COVID-19, visit the DHEC website at scdhec.gov/COVID19 or the CDC website here.

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If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please use our free screening tool

Free COVID-19 Screening Tool

 

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