Symptoms of COVID-19

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

● New loss of taste or smell
● Sore throat
● Congestion or runny nose
● Nausea or vomiting
● Diarrhea

● Fever or chills
● Cough
● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
● Fatigue
● Muscle or body aches
● Headache

Asymptomatic Spread

If you have been exposed to COVID-19 but are otherwise healthy and not in a high-risk category, you may be asymptomatic. We recommend being tested even if you think you may have been exposed.

When to Quarantine

Who needs to quarantine?

People who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19—excluding people who have had COVID-19 within the past 3 months.

What counts as close contact?

– You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more
– You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
– You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)
– You shared eating or drinking utensils
– They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you

Steps to take:

– Stay home and monitor your health
– Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19.
– Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19
– If possible, stay away from others, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19

Options to Reduce Quarantine:

– Reducing the length of quarantine may make it easier for people to quarantine by reducing the time they cannot work. A shorter quarantine period also can lessen stress on the public health system, especially when new infections are rapidly rising.
– Your local public health authorities make the final decisions about how long quarantine should last, based on local conditions and needs. Follow the recommendations of your local public health department if you need to quarantine. Options they will consider include stopping quarantine after day 10 without testing or after day 7 after receiving a negative test result (test must occur on day 5 or later).
The CDC continues to endorse quarantine for 14 days and recognizes that any quarantine shorter than 14 days balances reduced burden against a small possibility of spreading the virus.

When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19.

If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

● Trouble breathing
● Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
● New confusion
● Inability to wake or stay awake
● Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

    *This form is for informational questions only. If you are ill and suspect you have, or have been exposed to COVID-19, please contact the ARH COVID-19 Hotline.
    1-606-439-7100

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    For more information about ARH’s COVID-19 Efforts

    Seeking Care

    Your health matters. ARH continues to take the necessary steps and precautions to give you a safe place and healthy space for your healthcare needs.

    Our healthcare system recommends that our community keep their appointments so emergent health issues do not become life-threatening. From wellness checks to visits with specialists, visiting an ARH physician has never been easier with multiple options for keeping your appointments.

    ARH Virtual Care is a new and exciting way to access healthcare. Connect remotely with ARH primary and specialty care providers and get the care you need when and where you need it the most. It’s safe and convenient with three different types of options for your healthcare.

    OUR VIRTUAL CARE PROGRAMS

    How does it work?

    • Virtual Care is just a traditional visit, but instead of seeing the provider in-person, you will see them on a screen. During a virtual care appointment, the provider will be able to see and hear you, and you will be able to see and hear the provider. 

     

    What are the advantages of virtual care?

    • With virtual care, access to primary and specialty care services are improved, meaning you get the right care at the right time and in the right place. Virtual care can also reduce or even eliminate travel to a doctor’s office. This not only saves you time, it saves money as well. 

     

    Does my insurance cover the cost?

    • Your insurance will be billed and copays and deductibles will apply in the same way as a regular clinic visit. Please contact your insurance company for more information. 

     

    What if I have more questions?

    • Contact your local ARH clinic.

    VIRTUAL VISITS

    ARH Virtual Visits connects you with an ARH provider wherever you happen to be – home, work, school or anywhere!

      • How does it work?
        • Use your mobile phone, tablet or a computer and webcam to connect with your provider from wherever you are. All you need to do is contact your local ARH clinic to make an appointment!
      • What are the advantages of Virtual Visits?
        • With Virtual Visits, you don’t need to travel to your provider’s office, you can see them from the comfort of your home, car or workspace. You avoid the risk of exposure to germs in the waiting room, there’s not parking or child care hassles and you only need to take minimal time off work. 
      • Does my insurance cover the cost?
        • Your insurance will be billed and copays and deductibles will apply in the same way as a regular clinic visit. Please contact your insurance company for more information. 
      • For questions or support setting up a Virtual Visit, please call 859.226.2444. 
      • Click here to view ARH Clinic offering Virtual Visits

    CURBSIDE CARE

    Don’t have the technology or internet access to do a Virtual Visit? ARH has you covered! With our Curbside Care program, you can still see your provider remotely from the comfort of your car.

      • How does it work?
        • When it’s time for your appointment, all you need to do is drive into our clinic and park in the designated Curbside Care area. After you call to check in, a clinic staff member will bring you an eScreen (phone, tablet or computer) so that you can interact in real time with your provider. 
      • What are the advantages of Curbside Care?
        • Curbside Care uses a combination of social distancing and personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent risk of exposure to bacteria, viruses, and allergens, which is important during the COVID-19 outbreak. Vulnerable patients without access to technology or internet can still get the care they need without entering the provider’s office.
      • Does my insurance cover the cost?
        • Your insurance will be billed and copays and deductibles will apply in the same way as a regular clinic visit. Please contact your insurance company for more information. 

    VIRTUAL CLINICS

    ARH Virtual Clinics bring specialty care closer to home. See your specialist from your ARH primary care provider’s office, avoid long trips and still get the care you need.

      • How does it work?
        • You’ll go to your ARH primary care provider’s office and check in for an appointment like you normally would. When it’s time for your appointment, you will be connected with your specialty care provider using a tablet, computer or other telemedicine equipment. 
      • What are the advantages of Virtual Clinics?
        • Virtual Clinics have specialized telemedicine equipment that enables specialty care providers to see and hear the same things they would during in-person visits. These include stethoscopes, otoscopes, exam cameras and more. This helps the specialist to provide the same great level of care as in-person visits but without the need for patients to travel long distances.
      • Does my insurance cover the cost?
        • Your insurance will be billed and copays and deductibles will apply in the same way as a regular clinic visit. Please contact your insurance company for more information.
      • Contact your local ARH clinic to find more about Virtual Clinics and what specialty services are available in your area.

    Visiting the Emergency Room

    Our Emergency Department is open and ready to handle all your health concerns every hour of every day. Our triage process allows us to safely separate those with respiratory symptoms including COVID-19 from patients with other illness or injury.

    Contact your local ARH clinic with additional questions.

    Contact

    For more information about ARH’s COVID-19 Efforts

      *This form is for informational questions only. If you are ill and suspect you have, or have been exposed to COVID-19, please contact the ARH COVID-19 Hotline.
      1-606-439-7100