COVID-19 Resource Center: What should I do if I think I’m infected?

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This information is provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, in partnership with the New Tri-State Defender. To visit our COVID-19 Resource Center, click on the logo above.

What should I do if I think I’m infected?

The first step is to stay home and separate yourself from other people or animals as much as possible. That’ll help keep germs from spreading until you can get advice from a doctor.

Next, call your provider’s office and tell them your symptoms. If they think you need to be tested, they can give you instructions for where to go and what to do. Most people who get COVID-19 can take care of themselves at home, and doing so will help keep down the risk of others’ getting sick. If you don’t have a regular doctor, you can call your local health department. Residents do not need a physician referral to receive testing.

You can also call the Tennessee COVID-19 Public Information Lines at 833-556-2476 or 877-857-2945, which is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.