Don’t wait until you’re sick. Download WHS Virtual Care today for 24/7 access to patient-centered care from doctors that can diagnose, treat and prescribe medications all from the comfort of your home. The app is available for both apple and android devices or you can login online and create an account at whsvirtualcare.com.
Think you have the flu or the coronavirus?
If you feel like you are developing COVID-19 symptoms and the symptoms are light to moderate, Washington Health System does not recommend that you immediately come to the Emergency Room. To reduce the risk of spreading your illness to others, we encourage you to utilize the WHS Virtual Care platform where a doctor can quickly evaluate you via smart phone, tablet or computer.
Washington Health System is dedicated to protecting the health of all of our community members by reducing the risk of exposure whenever possible. To utilize our WHS Virtual Care platform visit whs.org/virtualcare. Please Note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are experiencing longer than normal wait times on our virtual platform.
If you prefer to see your primary care provider, please call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms. They will decide whether you need to be seen in the office or tested, but keep in mind that there is no treatment for COVID-19 and people who are mildly ill are able to isolate at home.
Should your symptoms worsen, please seek medical attention at the closest emergency room. Emergency symptoms include:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
When possible, notify the hospital ahead of time, or as you enter the building, in order to help reduce exposure to other patients and staff. Know when to get emergency help, and call 911 if needed.