From Baptist Health South Florida
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As a second wave of COVID-19 cases continues to spread across South Florida, Baptist Health is commited to caring for the community, especially those with urgent and emergent healthcare needs. As the number of persons seeking COVID-19 testing increases, Baptist Health is implementing guidelines across our healthcare system aimed at keeping patients, employees, and visitors safe.
BaptistHealth Urgent Care centers, Urgent Care Express clinics and Emergency Rooms aretesting only those patients for COVID-19 (PCR Nasal Swab) if they are activelyexperiencing symptoms of the virus or meet other established criterianecessary to support operations, and to protect patients and caregivers.
Patientswho do not exhibit symptoms, but would like a COVID-19 test, should visit acommunity testing site. At all Baptist Health facilities, pre-procedurepatients and those requiring hospitalization are tested for COVID-19.
For the most up-to-date information visit the Baptit Health COVID-19resource page. Hereare answers to some commonly asked questions regarding COVID-19 testing:
Can I get tested forCOVID-19 at Baptist Health?
If you do not havesymptoms, but would like to be tested, please visit a community testing site. Below are links to COVID-19 Community Testing Sites bycounty.
What are the symptoms ofCOVID-19?
Current symptoms reported bypatients with COVID-19 include:
How do I help stop thespread of COVID-19?
Can I see a Baptist Healthdoctor online?
Through our Baptist Health Care On Demand app, our online caregivers are prepared to follow the appropriate CDC protocols for COVID-19. Providers can answer any questions you have, evaluate your risk and provide support to relieve symptoms. Download the app or start a visit here.
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