Bottom line: If you have symptoms of COVID-19, call before you go to your
doctor’s office, hospital, urgent care clinic or Emergency Room.
The three main symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) include fever, cough
and shortness of breath and may appear anywhere from two to 14 days after
exposure. If you are experiencing these symptoms and have been in close
contact with a person known to have COVID-19, the first thing you should
do is call your local healthcare provider.
If you do have symptoms, wear a facemask when you are around other people
(e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) or pets and before you enter a healthcare
provider’s office. This will help protect others from getting infected.
At home, isolate yourself in a separate room and use a separate bathroom
If you need a physician call Baton Rouge General Physicians at (225) 763-4500.
If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch
personnel that you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19. If possible,
put on a facemask before emergency medical services arrive.
For more information and updates from the CDC on COVID-19, visit our information page by