If you have a scheduled doctor’s appointment, test or procedure, please plan to keep your appointment. North Ohio Heart/Ohio Medical Group is following CDC protocols throughout our health system to ensure your safety.
However, if you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, chills, cough or breathing problems, please contact your physician’s office prior to your appointment. Your doctor will help determine the best location for your care.
This will also help the office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed. And when you go in for your appointment, it’s recommended you do wear a mask, again, to keep from exposing others to the virus.
Symptoms of coronavirus may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure.
In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death. Many of the people who have a coronavirus infection have pneumonia in both lungs.
Please refer to the following resources for up-to-date information regarding coronavirus:
- COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Ohio Department of Health
- Ohio Infectious Disease Control Manual (IDCM)
- World Health Organization