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While there are only a few cases of Coronavirus confirmed in Williamson County it’s good to know what to do if you feel you’ve been exposed or you have symptoms.
This is from the Williamson County and Cities Heath District Website;
People who believe they have been exposed to the virus and have symptoms should call their doctor for an exam, and if appropriate, will refer for a test.
Q: What should I do if I have symptoms?
A: Healthcare providers are encouraging all patients experiencing flu-like symptoms to first use mobile apps or visit websites that have been set up for COVID-19 response.
Before scheduling an appointment with your healthcare provider or walking into a clinic, urgent care center or hospital it is recommended that you use a telehealth visit. WCCHD does not endorse any specific company.
Ascension – Visit website to download the app.
Baylor Scott & White – Visit website or to install the app on your mobile device, simply text BETTER to 88408 to have it sent to your phone. No appointment is needed.
Doctor on Demand – Visit website to sign-up for a free account.
MDLive – Visit website to sign-up for a free account.
TelaDoc – Visit website to set-up an account or download their app. The cost of a Teladoc visit depends on your health plan, with everyday care costing less than $49.
Televero Health – Visit website to schedule a consult with a Critical Care M.D or Behavioral Health professional.
Q: What if I Test Positive for COVID-19?
A: WCCHD will receive your test results from a state or commercial lab. An epidemiologist will review your case and call you to start contact tracing interviews.
Contact tracing is finding everyone who comes in direct contact with a sick COVID-19 patient and calling them to ask where they have been, and with whom. Contacts are watched for signs of illness for 14 days from the last day they came in contact with the COVID-19 patient.
If the contact develops a fever or other COVID-19 symptoms, they are immediately isolated, tested, provided care, and the cycle starts again—all of the new patient’s contacts are found and watched for 14 days. Even one missed contact can keep the outbreak going.”