Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

The health and safety of patients and staff is our highest priority. Here is what UI Health Care is doing to support Iowans during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Worried you have COVID-19 or might have been exposed to someone who does?

The first step is to talk to a provider from the comfort and safety of your own home using your phone or computer.

If you have flu symptoms or health concerns related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), you can schedule a Telehealth video visit with one of our providers.

Coronavirus symptoms may include:

Any of these symptoms:

  • Fever of 100.0° F or greater
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell

Or at least two of these symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Unexplained muscle pain or body aches
  • Chills

If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, it is important to get the help and advice you need from medical experts.

Have symptoms? Schedule a visit.

We have treatment options for you.

If you are experiencing symptoms and would like to see a provider:

Schedule a video visit via MyChart
Call 1-319-384-9010

Schedule an in-person visit:

Get a COVID-19 test at UI QuickCare
Get further treatment or evaluation at UI Urgent Care 

For medical emergencies, please dial 911.

Already tested positive for COVID-19?

You can be treated at UI Health Care even if we did not handle your test. If you are well enough to be treated by phone, we have a great home treatment option that you can utilize.

If you’ve recovered from COVID-19, it’s important to continue to watch your health closely. The short- and long-term effects it can have on your body are still not clear. Our Respiratory Illness Follow-Up Clinic can assist with complications you experience after COVID-19.

Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines?

The Food and Drug Administration has approved multiple vaccines for emergency use authorization. This is an exciting step towards ending the pandemic.

What we're doing to keep you safe

Safety continues to be our number one priority, which is why we are expanding COVID-19 testing to include all patients admitted to our hospitals. This additional testing is another way we are protecting our patients, visitors, staff and the community from the spread of COVID.

If you’re a UI Health Care patient or the caretaker of one of our patients, you may have questions about extra precautions to take during the COVID-19 pandemic. We recommend that you begin by checking these helpful resources provided by experts in patient care for various diseases and conditions.

We’re on the front lines, fighting for every Iowan

As Iowa’s only comprehensive academic medical center, we’re deploying the full force of our world-class clinical, scientific, and human resources as only we can, protecting Iowans while also contributing to the worldwide effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Coronavirus education and resources to help you stay safe

We have several online resources to choose from that can help educate you on the risks of COVID-19, as well as provide helpful instructional content to share with friends and families during this time of social distancing.

If you are well and have general questions about COVID-19, you can call 1-319-384-8819.

Prepare yourself and your family. Get informed about the coronavirus and what you can do to stay safe and healthy and help prevent the virus from spreading.

Use these resources, seminars, and other educational materials to manage your mental and physical health through this challenging time, and feel free to share them with family and friends.

Children may be scared, frustrated, or angry. Parents are worried about health and safety and about providing for the family. Understanding, compassion, and communication are so important for preparing everyone to live under these strange new conditions.

We’ve collected these resources to help you connect with kids and to give you ideas for managing your home through trying times.

How can you help during the Coronavirus pandemic?

It is natural to want to help Iowans during this trying time. The Coronavirus pandemic is effecting everyone in some way. Consider, if you are able, helping UI Health Care meet the challenge of caring for Iowans in one of these ways:

We’re accepting donations of supplies that will help us continue to provide uninterrupted care during the pandemic.

You can also consider giving financially to the Staff Emergency Fund or donating to the DeGowin Blood Center.

These are challenging and unprecedented times for health care workers. Even the smallest gestures make a big difference in the morale of the health care workforce.

Consider thanking providers on social media:

The best way to help other Iowans and our community is by helping to stop the spread of the virus.

Be sure you’re staying up to date on and following national and local guidelines every day.

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