What do I do if I don't have a primary care doctor?

Published: 06 April, 2020 | Last updated: 21 May, 2020 9:12 pm | Español

By Sabrina Emms

In Philadelphia, you can go to the ER, a clinic or an urgent care center. All have been briefed by the city’s Department of Public Health and should be able to make sure you get a test.

“If someone doesn’t have a regular health care provider, and walks into one of these urgent care clinics or the emergency department, those health care providers have been instructed to call us and let us know we have someone here that’s displaying symptoms similar to coronavirus,” said James Garrow, a spokesperson for the city’s Department of Public Health. “If they have materials to collect samples, they will. We’ll pick them up and send them to the lab. If they don’t, our staff will go out and collect the samples.”

Read the full article: What if you want a COVID-19 test but don’t have health insurance?

From The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Stacey Burling

If you're worried you might have the new coronavirus, think before you go rushing to an emergency department. Call the emergency department and ask for advice.

Providers such as Jefferson Health and CVS MinuteClinic are asking patients who think they may have COVID-19 to schedule a video visit online, through their websites or apps, before going to an emergency department or urgent care center.

Read the full article: So you think you have the new coronavirus. What should you do now?

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