I’m worried about my health or my loved one's physical healthIf you have coronavirus symptoms and think you need testing, contact a health professional. Local health departments and providers determine who needs testing and hospitalization on a case-by-case basis. While many people are able to recover from COVID-19 at home, and we acknowledge that it can be scary to come forward and receive advice to self-quarantine, it is critical to tell a medical professional if you feel symptoms. If you are experiencing other medical problems, please still contact a health professional to determine next steps.
NEW: San Joaquin County Has Expanded Free COVID-19 Testing to All Area Residents
This testing will be available to all, even those who are not exhibiting symptoms. To schedule a drive-up appointment at San Joaquin General Hospital, please access this Verily site.
To schedule a walk-up appointment at the Lodi Library, visit this site. Please note that phone registration will only be used for people without internet access.
- you have difficulty breathing (shortness of breath)
- you feel like symptoms (such as fever and cough) are getting worse rapidly
- you are unable to care for symptoms at home
How to seek treatment:
- If you feel any of the above symptoms, call your doctor for a phone evaluation. They will give you guidance on whether or not you should get tested for COVID-19.
- If you think you may be experiencing an emergency related to COVID-19, call 9-1-1 and let the operator know you’re experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. That way, the ambulance provider can prepare to treat you safely.
- Community Medical Centers, a network of 21 neighborhood health centers, has made rapid adjustments to offer telephone visits during the COVID-19 crisis.
*If you are experiencing another medical problem, contact your provider to determine next steps. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.*
California is consistently expanding COVID-19 testing capacity. At the moment, testing is prioritized for folks who:
- have COVID-19 symptoms AND
- have one of these risk factors:
- are a first responder,
- have had contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, OR
- work in a healthcare facility, OR
- are in prison OR
- are over 60 years old, have a compromised immune system, or have serious chronic medical conditions
To learn more about testing and treatment, see California Department of Health Coronavirus Updates.
If you need support from a healthcare professional but do not have health insurance or a regular doctor:
- Enroll in health insurance
- Healthcare.gov has a wide variety of health insurance options to choose from.
- Dignity Health has free Virtual Urgent Care Visits for those with COVID-19 symptoms
- Use coupon code COVID19 if you are experiencing mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms. Symptoms can include low-grade fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
- Go to the emergency room or call 9-1-1 if you need help immediately
- In an emergency, all health departments that participate in Medicare (which is most US hospitals) must see you, regardless of your ability to pay.
- Federally funded health centers provide care regardless of insurance coverage or income. Find a federally funded health center near you at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
- National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics at https://www.nafcclinics.org/ offers a Find A Clinic function on its website.
If you would like to get connected to community resources, including information about your healthcare options:
You can complete the form below to get entered into the Connected Community Network. The network, powered by Unite Us and in partnership with United Way and 2-1-1, is a coordinated care network of community resources that are available to help during this crisis. One of 2-1-1’s trained call specialists will contact you after you submit the form.`
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For consistent updates, please visit covid19.ca.gov.
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