If you have symptoms, you should call ahead to your primary care physician or provider. Your healthcare provider’s office can evaluate your symptoms and tell you if you need additional COVID-19 testing.
The symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- A Cough
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or, at least two
of these symptoms:
- Sore throat
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- New loss of taste or smell
If you have been in direct contact with a person sick with COVID-19, you should also call ahead to your provider and report your exposure.
What about testing at YRMC?
At YRMC, we’re testing dozens of patients each day. Every patient with symptoms that match the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for testing receives a COVID-19 test. YRMC is one of many healthcare providers in the community that offers COVID-19 testing. Clinics, urgent care centers and private practice physicians are also testing numerous patients on a daily basis. To see how many tests have been administered in Yuma County, visit the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Yuma County Updates page, and click on “Daily Update.”