What to Do if you Feel Sick (COVID-19)

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If you have fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell, you might have COVID-19. Please call your healthcare provider. Also, for a free online health assessment, please see our listing of telehealth virtual care providers in South Carolina.

You can also use  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Coronavirus Self-Checker to help you make decisions and see appropriate medical care.

Most people have mild illness and can recover at home. Monitor yourself for worsening symptoms, and if you are getting sicker, call your healthcare provider. If you have an emergency warning sign, such as trouble breathing, call 911.

Those who are charged with caring for a family member, friend, or neighbor who is at greater risk for becoming ill are asked to follow information provided by CDC and DHEC to safely provide this care at home. If you are caring for yourself at home, click here.

When to Seek Medical Attention

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, call 911 for immediate medical attention. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.



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