When to seek Emergency Medical Care:
What to do if you are sick and it is likely COVID-19?
Stay home except to get medical care. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride sharing or taxis.
Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home.
People: as mush as possible, you stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom if available.
Animals: do not handle pets or other animals while sick, if possible.
Call ahead before visiting your doctor.
If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare providers office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
Wear a facemask.
You should wear a facemask when you are around other people or pets and before you enter a healthcare providers office. If you are not able to wear a facemask, then people who live with you should not stay in the same room with you, or they should wear a facemask if they enter your room.
Cover your coughs and sneezes.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw used tissues in a lined trash can; immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-95% alcohol covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty.
Avoid sharing personal household items.
You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home. After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water.
Clean your hands often.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty. avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Health System, Hotlines and Additional Resources:
Advocate Aurora Hotline 1-866-443-2584
Acension Hotline 1-833-981-0711
Virtual Care for a $20 Fee at
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Virtual Care Visits
General Information & Virtual Visits
COVDI Hotline 1-414-805-2000
General Information https://mercyhealthsystem.org/service/virtual-visit-now/
Mercy Health System
COVID 19 Hotline 1-262-928-4499
Virtual Visit https://www.prohealthcare.org/medical-services/virtual-visits/
Virtual SSM Visits https://ssmhealth.zipnosis.com/
General Information https://www.ssmhealth.com/coronavirus-updates
COVID 19 Hotline 608-720-5300
General Information https://coronavirus.uwhealth.org/