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If you want to stay maximum safe during this time when the spread of COVID-19 is predicted to be at its highest, stay home. COVID-19 depends on you exposing yourself by coming into direct contact with people and surfaces that are infected. Don’t give the virus that chance, self-isolate, avoid travel. When you do, you’re helping give the healthcare system the chance it needs to avoid being overwhelmed. Let’s work together to Flatten The Curve.

Protect yourself and your community

PREVENT INFECTION. REDUCE THE SPREAD.

Protect yourself and your community.

To take care of yourself and to "flatten the curve" of COVID-19, do these things:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for 20 seconds
  • If you cannot wash your hands, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Sneeze and cough into the crook of your arm or cover your mouth and nose with a tissue
  • Stay home. If you go outside, maintain 6 feet between you and others
  • Avoid touching your nose, eyes, and mouth
  • Do not travel
  • Use a household wipe or spray to disinfect doorknobs, light switches, desks, keyboards, sinks, and other objects and surfaces that are frequently touched
  • Consider wearing a cloth mask to help protect others from your droplets. Learn More

Prevent Infection
Prevent Infection
Take Action

TAKE ACTION.

A MyBellinHealth account gives you access to E-visits and video visits.

Symptoms and when to see a doctor.

At present, a COVID-19 infection is ranging from mild to severe, but the majority of reported cases have not required hospitalization. In many cases, symptoms have been described as “flu-like.”

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion
  • Running nose
  • Nausea and diarrhea

If you have symptoms:
Please call us or do a virtual visit before coming to one of our facilities. This will keep you and our caregivers safe.

  • Contact the Bellin COVID-19 Hotline: 920-445-7313 or 1-888-330-3524
  • Conduct an e-visit or video visit via mybellin.org or your MyChart phone app
    (Learn more about these options at bellin.org/virtualvisits)
  • Call your primary care provider’s office

NOTE:
If you are experiencing difficulty breathing, chest pain, or if you are feeling very ill, seek immediate attention and go to the emergency department.

Free Screening Assessment:
If you think you may have acquired or been exposed to COVID-19, you can take a free screening assessment online at Virtuwell.

Treatment:
In most cases, your provider will recommend the following treatment:

  • Pain relievers
  • Appropriate over-the-counter cold and flu products
  • Rest
  • Extra fluid intake

Cost and Price:
Bellin is here to provide the right care and testing for you during this national emergency. If you are tested for COVID-19, we will ensure this is at no cost to you. If you have health insurance, the majority of health plans are required to waive any patient responsibility. If you do not have insurance, we can help you understand coverage options with government programs, and you will never receive a bill from Bellin. For any non-participating health plans or issuers, our cash price for the COVID-19 test is $155.

GET THE FACTS

GET THE FACTS.

What is coronavirus?

  • Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people, and there is no natural human immunity. The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is a new disease, and much is still being learned about how it spreads and the severity of illnesses it causes
  • Early reports suggest that 80% of all cases are mild

How COVID-19 spreads.

  • It is spread via contaminated surfaces and close physical contact (within 6-10 feet) with an infected person via droplets
  • Because some cases are mild, it may not be obvious if someone is infected

Who is at risk?

People who are at greater risk for severe illness:

  • People 65 years and older
  • Have a history of diabetes, cardiac, or respiratory problems
  • Have compromised immune systems from other diseases or from immunosuppressants
  • People living in a nursing home or long-term care facility
  • Other high-risk conditions like:
    • Chronic lung disease
    • Moderate to severe asthma
    • Heart disease with complications
  • People who are immunocompromised (cancer treatment)
  • People with severe obesity (body mass index BMI ≥ 40)
“Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2 Mar. 2020, www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. “Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 5 Mar. 2020, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/symptoms-causes/syc-20479963. Katella, Kathy. “5 Things Everyone Should Know About the Coronavirus Outbreak.” Yale Medicine, 5 Mar. 2020, www.yalemedicine.org/stories/2019-novel-coronavirus.