Bellin COVID-19 Hotline

  920-445-7313

I PROTECT YOU.
YOU PROTECT ME.

Knowledge is power—especially when we take what we know about COVID-19 and put it to work to protect one another. Our commitment to you is to compile and share knowledge that will make us all safer. And to put what we know into practice, so that you can come to us with confidence when you need healthcare.

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TESTING

An easy way to access COVID-19 testing, or to determine if you have symptoms, is to sign up for MyBellinHealth. It’s free, easy to do, and gives you access to online tools that make healthcare more effective, efficient, and convenient.

When might you want to be tested?

  • When you’re experiencing mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms
  • When you’ve been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • When you’re preparing to travel, visit loved ones, or return to your place of work
  • Whenever you feel that you could present a risk to others in the event you have coronavirus

To determine if you need a test (or other care) and to sign up for a testing time:

You can also contact the Bellin COVID-19 Hotline at 920-445-7313 or 1-888-330-3524.

Bellin has testing sites in Wisconsin and Michigan at the following locations:

  • Green Bay: 1555 Green Bay Plaza - Former Sears Auto Center
  • Kewaunee: 575 4th Street
  • Iron Mountain, MI: 440 Woodward Avenue
  • Crivitz: 218 S. US Hwy 141
  • Peshtigo: 501 Pine Street
  • Algoma: 831 Parker Street

Results are provided within two to three days or so. If your test is negative, your result will be provided on your MyBellinHealth. If it is positive, we will call you. Feel free to call our 24/7 Nurse Care Line at 920-445-7373 for other questions.

Note: Please do not present to your local clinic or hospital for COVID-19 testing or schedule a standard clinic appointment online for COVID-19 testing. If you are seriously ill, call 911.

Bellin offers no cost COVID-19 testing for current and new patients. Learn more.

In accordance with the CARES Act Section 4202, cash pricing for all COVID testing is $155. Please note that insurance generally covers at 100%, and we have a variety of programs to provide testing at no out of pocket cost to patients.

What’s the difference between viral testing and antibody testing?

There are two kinds of tests for COVID-19. If you’ve been exposed to the virus, Bellin will perform a viral test, which shows if you have a current infection. That’s a simple nasal swab that will provide results within two to seven days.

The other kind of test is called an antibody test. This test determines whether you’ve been infected in the past and is performed via blood draw. It won’t determine if you’re infected now—the body takes one to three weeks to develop antibodies after infections. The serum antibody test takes about a week to provide results.


SAFETY AND HYGIENE

Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise all across the country. But the disease can only spread when people come in direct contact with infected people or contaminated surfaces. You can take precautions to help prevent getting COVID-19 and spreading it to others.

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for 20 seconds
  • If you can’t wash your hands, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • When you have to leave home, maintain at least six feet of distance—about two adult arm’s lengths—between you and others
  • Avoid unnecessary travel, and check CDC travel recommendations before planning a trip
  • Use a household wipe or spray to disinfect doorknobs, lights switches, desks, sinks, and other objects and surfaces that are frequently touched
  • Wear a mask in public to help protect others from your respiratory droplets

Why am I being asked to wear a mask?

The CDC recommends people wear cloth coverings over their nose and mouth when in public and around people who aren’t in their household. This is because it’s possible to have COVID-19, and to be contagious, without experiencing symptoms—you could have it and not know it. A mask keeps respiratory droplets from traveling into the air when someone speaks or coughs, where other people can inhale them and potentially become infected. When you wear a mask, it protects other people from you, and when they wear a mask, it protects you from them. Bellin encourages you to join us in looking out for each other, showing that you care by wearing a mask when you’re out of the house or around other people.

Read the CDC’s guidelines for safe use of masks.

Read five myths about COVID-19 and face masks.

Are my groceries safe? What about my mail?

While it is possible to contract COVID-19 from contaminated surfaces, it’s the less common way of becoming infected. (Most infections come from person-to-person contact.) With some simple precautions, you can feel safe bringing your groceries and packages inside. After you put away your groceries or open your mail, recycle or toss the bags and packaging, rather than keeping them for future reuse. And always wash your hands, for 20 seconds with soap and water, immediately after touching anything that might be contaminated.

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covid-19 and your healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed so much about our daily lives, from work and school schedules to social calendars and, yes, the way we approach healthcare. And at every step of the way, Bellin Health has had your safety and well-being in mind.

Early on in the pandemic, we chose to postpone all non-urgent appointments to prevent the spread of the disease and conserve critical resources. Now, in light of our current circumstances and the progress that has been made, physician leadership at Bellin Health have determined that it’s not just safe, but important to reconnect with all of our patients for your healthcare needs.

Learn more about how Bellin is keeping you safe as you return to our facilities for care.


What is covid-19?

Get the facts on COVID-19 and the virus that causes it.

What is coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in humans. The type of coronavirus causing the current pandemic is called SARS-CoV-2. This virus has never been seen before—scientists refer to it as “novel”—and much is still being learned about how it spreads and the severity of illness it causes. Humans have no natural immunity to SARS-CoV-2, and currently, there is no vaccine.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. It’s an abbreviation of “coronavirus disease 2019” (2019 being the year the novel coronavirus was discovered).

How does COVID-19 spread?

COVID-19 spreads via respiratory droplets from an infected person. This can happen when a person touches a surface that’s been contaminated with droplets, or when a person is in close physical contact—less than six feet—of an infected person.

Who is at risk for COVID-19?

Anyone of any age or level of health can become infected by COVID-19. But some people are more susceptible, and some people are at greater risk for severe illness if they get it. That includes:

  • People 65 years and older
  • People who have a history of diabetes, cardiac, or respiratory problems
  • People with compromised immune systems from other diseases or from immunosuppressants
  • People living in a nursing home or long-term care facility
  • People with other high-risk conditions like chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, or heart disease with complications
  • People who are immunocompromised (cancer treatment)
  • People with severe obesity (body mass index BMI ≥ 40)

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

COVID-19 comes with a variety of symptoms, but most have been described as “flu-like.” Symptoms appear an average of five to six days after exposure to the virus, although it can be as little as two days or as long as 14 days. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

What should I do if I think I’ve been exposed to COVID-19?

First of all, don’t panic. Next, concentrate on keeping the virus from spreading more—don’t leave your house, don’t have guests over, and if you live with others, try to isolate yourself from them as much as possible. Keep this up for 14 days after your last contact with an infected person, and watch for a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other COVID-19 symptoms.

If you start to experience symptoms, please don’t show up at a clinic or hospital—stay home, call your healthcare provider or the Bellin Health COVID-19 hotline (920-445-7313), and make arrangements to be tested in a safe location or to be seen by a provider should symptoms warrant. You can also visit MyBellinHealth to access our COVID-19 Self-Triage tool and to schedule a test. (If you are experiencing chest pain or shortness of breath, call 911, tell them your symptoms, and tell them you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 so the ambulance crew can take the proper precautions.)


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