What to do if You Suspect You’re COVID-19 Infected

Anyone with concerns about coronavirus should call their healthcare provider, according to the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

It's unclear whether pregnant women have a greater chance of getting severely ill from coronavirus, but the CDC has said women experience changes in their bodies during pregnancy that may increase their risk of some infections.

In general, COVID-19 infections are riskier if you have underlying health conditions such as diabetes, chronic lung disease or asthma, heart failure or heart disease, sickle cell anemia, cancer (or are undergoing chemotherapy), kidney disease with dialysis, a body mass index (BMI) over 40 (extremely obese) or an autoimmune disorder.


If you have no symptoms, please don't ask for testing or add to backlog of calls at testing centers, clinics, hospitals and the like, experts say.

People who have this small cluster of important symptoms - fever and anything related to the lower respiratory tract such as cough and difficulty breathing - should reach out to be evaluated.

If you have insurance and looking for a provider or someone to call or connect with, there's a number on the back of your insurance card. If you go online, there is information for patients.

No insurance? Start with the state health department or the local community health centers. Some states have a 1-800 hotline number to call. If there is a testing and assessment center near you, notify them that you're coming.