Seeking Care for COVID-19 Symptoms

COVID-19 symptoms can range from very mild to very severe. They also can vary from case to case, but commonly include:

  • Fever (100 degrees or above) and chills
  • Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle pain and headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
Life-threatening Symptoms

For life-threatening symptoms (trouble breathing, new confusion, persistent chest pain, inability to stay awake, pale/blue skin or lips, etc.): Call 9-1-1 and seek immediate emergency care at a hospital ER.

Non Life-threatening Symptoms

For severe but not life-threatening symptoms and for mild symptoms: Call your healthcare provider or visit an urgent care center as soon as possible.

If your symptoms are mild and you have underlying health conditions, such as a weakened immune system or chronic respiratory disease, contact your doctor for guidance.

It’s a good idea to call ahead before visiting any care center to let them know you may have COVID-19, but it’s not required at Sarasota Memorial Urgent Care Centers or ERs.

Click here for a guide on COVID-19 care at home.

No COVID-19 symptoms but think you may have been exposed?

Click here for the latest CDC recommendations for quarantine and isolation.