COVID-19: Before coming to a hospital
What you should and should not do regarding COVID-19 testing.
Before coming to a hospital, clinic or drive-thru location for COVID-19 testing, here's what you should and should not do:
You should do this
Call your local health care provider you show any sign of these COVID-19 symptoms:
- Dry cough
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing
You should not do this
- Do not come to the hospital, clinic or drive-thru location to be tested without calling first. This minimizes potential exposure to other patients.
- Check the CDC website for additional updates on COVID-19.For more information and all your COVID-19 coverage, go to the Mayo Clinic News Network and mayoclinic.org.
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