If you had a positive COVID test and have mild to moderate symptoms, this does not necessarily mean you need to go to an emergency department. Most people who have COVID and experience mild to moderate symptoms can fully recover from home. However, some people may experience more serious symptoms of COVID that do require treatment at a hospital, particularly those who have underlying conditions.
Examples of these serious symptoms include:
- Trouble breathing or catching your breath
- Lips and/or face turning blue
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or can’t be woken up
Seek emergent medical care if this is the case.
If you have other questions about your COVID symptoms, call your doctor’s office.
If you are only seeking a COVID test and show no other signs of emergency care, then this is not the testing location for you. If you have mild to moderate COVID symptoms or are asymptomatic and would like to be tested for COVID, please contact your primary care provider to discuss your testing options. WHS does provide testing on an appointment only basis and you must have a prescription from your provider. You can also use this website to find tests near you hhs.gov/coronavirus/community-based-testing-sites/index.html or by simply searching COVID Tests near me on your search engine.
Testing for COVID in one of our WHS Emergency Departments is reserved for ED patients with serious symptoms, patients that are to be admitted into the hospital or others as determined by the ED staff.
Monoclonal antibody treatment, an infusion therapy that treats mild to moderate COVID, is available at WHS but not through our WHS Emergency Departments. To learn more about this treatment, contact your doctor’s office.