Leading COVID-19 Care in Western Massachusetts
COVID-19 is likely here to stay for the foreseeable future. That means it’s important to continue to be mindful and take steps to avoid getting sick. If you think you have COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider to get tested and check if you will benefit from treatment. Oral treatment for COVID-19 is available. In certain situation, you may be referred to Baystate Medical Center for an antiviral infusion treatment.
There are a wide range of symptoms and signs that you may have COVID-19. Other respiratory infections have similar symptoms. These symptoms include:
- Congestion or runny nose
- Fever or chills
- Muscle or body aches
- Nausea or vomiting
- New loss of taste or smell
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
Symptoms can appear two to 14 days after you’ve been exposed to the virus.
Most symptoms are not worrisome. However, if you have any of the following symptoms, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room right away:
- Trouble breathing
- Pain or pressure in the chest that doesn’t go away
- New confusion
- Trouble waking or staying awake
- Bluish lips or face
What to Do If You Have COVID-19
If you’re experiencing one or more of the above symptoms and think you could have COVID-19, make sure to get tested.
If you test positive for COVID-19, call your primary care provider. Your provider’s staff members can help you decide the next best course of action. They may ask you to come in for an office visit, see you through telehealth, or advise you to go to the ED if you have more urgent symptoms.
Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19
We know more about COVID-19 now than before. However, there are still are still unanswered questions and there are always new scientific developments related to COVID-19. We’re here to help with answers to common questions about the best ways of avoiding the virus, getting tested, the current treatment options and the COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots.