Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
CHI Saint Joseph Health is closely monitoring all developments with COVID-19, and our staff is following the latest guidance from local and state health officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The safety of our visitors, patients, employees, and physicians remains our highest priority.
CHI Saint Joseph Health has implemented several new measures designed to protect our patients, staff and community, including a more restrictive visitation policy and screening of our staff and health care providers at all facilities. Read more about current visitor restrictions at our facilities.
Do You Have Symptoms of COVID-19?
Are you experiencing fever, cough, and shortness of breath? If you think you may have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or exposure, please stay at home to protect yourself and others. The best first step is one of our remote resources:
- Call your primary care provider. CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group is now offering virtual care visits. Current patients can call their provider’s office directly or log in to the patient portal to make an appointment. If you are a new patient, call 859.313.2255 to schedule a virtual visit.
- Engage with our symptom checker chat box. Get your questions answered and be routed to the right care for your unique situation from this page.
- Start a virtual urgent care visit. We’re offering free video visits with a health care provider for people with mild or moderate symptoms using the coupon code COVID19.
How to Help Prevent the Spread of Illness
- Do not go to the emergency room or urgent care unless symptoms are severe, such as high fever, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs. If you have milder symptoms like cough, low-grade fever, or other respiratory problems, contact your regular provider first.
- Stay home when sick.
- Practice excellent personal hygiene habits, including handwashing, coughing into tissue or elbow, avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Stay informed via public health updates as information is changing frequently.