Care Brings Us Closer
A Message from ThedaCare
With rising concerns for coronavirus (COVID-19), ThedaCare wants you to rest assured that exceptional care remains right where you need it — close to home. We’re working closely with leading health organizations to monitor conditions in our area and minimize potential exposure and its impact on our health and the health of our families and community.
Staying well-informed and communicative in uncertain times keep us all closer as we work together to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Here, we have compiled the best available recommendations — including symptom and prevention information, frequently asked questions, and the latest news from our clinical collaborator, the Mayo Clinic — to help keep you and your loved ones safe.
What to Do About COVID-19
Know the symptoms and how to get treatment
Patients with COVID-19 may experience mild to severe respiratory illness. Common symptoms include:
For those experiencing mild or moderate symptoms, ThedaCare recommends the following steps:
Do NOT go directly to the ER
Call your primary health care provider
Wait for his or her instruction before visiting a clinic
Calling your primary care provider ensures teams can review your condition on the phone and minimize possible exposure to other patients and team members if you must report to the clinic. In many cases, the most appropriate course is to treat mild symptoms at home and reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 to others.
Call 911 if experiencing SEVERE symptoms*:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent chest pain or pressure
- Extreme confusion or fatigue
- Bluish lips or face
*Consult your provider for any other severe or concerning symptom
Check Your Symptoms
You can submit your symptoms for review online through MyThedaCare – with or without an assigned primary care provider. Click the link below to begin.
As the situation rapidly changes, ThedaCare is working to make care more accessible for everyone by expanding our video visit service, to be launched soon. We recommend checking back soon as we continue adding more care options for both current and new patients.
Doing Our Part
Together, we can all help reduce the impact of COVID-19
The best way to minimize the risk of exposure is to practice every day preventative behaviors — and encourage others to do the same.