In these uncertain times, it can be challenging for most people to find out when to seek medical care or testing for COVID-19.
If you want to stay informed and act proactively to save yourself and your loved ones, start the assessment and determine the risk.
COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool
This tool was developed by certified physicians collaborating with Health Care Providers of South Carolina – HCPSC to bring you the latest updates on COVID-19 and its complications.
The Novel Coronavirus causes COVID-19 and is a severe public health concern requiring attention and action. While wearing masks, washing hands frequently, and practicing social distancing can help to contain it to a great extent, it is also essential to know that, in many cases, people can care for their symptoms at home.
Who should use this tool?
You should use this self-assessment tool if:
Why use it?
Although COVID-19 has existed since 2019, it is still a new disease for scientists and medical professionals. They are discovering further information about it every day. Amidst this constantly evolving situation, the best action is to be proactive regarding testing, treatment, and prevention.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, it’s essential to seek medical attention and get tested immediately.
That is why we have developed this tool that will help you choose the best course of action and save yourself or a loved one from the complications of this disease.
More about the COVID-19 self-assessment tool
This free online self-assessment tool determines the best care for yourself or a loved one based on your current health status and risk factors.
All you have to do is answer a series of questions about the symptoms you’re currently experiencing, your exposure history to the disease, and any underlying medical conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure, for which you might also be taking some medications.
By the time you’re done answering these questions, you will be able to receive advice on whether to seek medical treatment immediately, get tested, or self-isolate at home until the symptoms are gone.
Why it is vital to get tested for COVID-19
Although medications are now available to treat COVID-19 and its symptoms, research shows these drugs work best within 5-7 days of experiencing symptoms.
So, you must act quickly if you want to avoid COVID-related complications. Also, remember that while these medications are freely available for everyone regardless of their immigration status, you still need a prescription to get them.
Know your health status using this simple tool, so you can access the medicines as soon as possible, particularly if you’re at a high risk of contracting the disease.