What If I Have Symptoms

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19, but this list does not include all possible symptoms:

  • 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

Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions, like heart or lung disease or diabetes, seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19.

    If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call your primary care provider. Please do not go directly to your doctor’s office without calling first, since many can isolate at home without being evaluated in person. 

    View the testing locations that are available to you.

    • A physician’s order is required at all locations.
    • Testing is by appointment only at all locations except at OnMain (formerly Montgomery County Fairgrounds), located on Main St. across from Miami Valley Hospital.

    If you are experiencing an emergency, go to your local emergency room or call 911.

    Use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Self-Checker >

    For Evaluation And Possible Testing: Premier Health Urgent Care

    Premier Health Urgent Care is actively treating and testing patients who are displaying signs and symptoms of COVID-19. A COVID-19 test will only be provided if it is determined to be medically necessary at the time of the visit. All fees associated with urgent care visits are due at the time of service. Please be aware that free COVID-19 testing is not available at any Premier Health Urgent Care location. You can make an appointment to see a provider at one of seven convenient locations. (Please note that the Miamisburg and Vandalia locations are open only for testing with a provider’s order. They are not treating patients.)

    Alternatively, Premier Virtual Care is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to video chat with a health care provider from the comfort of your home, minimizing the risk of exposure to yourself and others.

    During your virtual care visit or call with your primary care office, our providers will use risk assessments based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization to screen for COVID-19. We assess for symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. We will also ask you about your recent travel or contact with people who have been traveling or who may have the infection. While a diagnosis of COVID-19 cannot be confirmed virtually at this point, our health care teams can evaluate your risk for the condition, answer your questions, and recommend next steps. If we suspect you are at medium or high risk for COVID-19, we will outline immediate treatment steps and refer you for in-person care. If you are at low or no risk, the health care provider will work with you on home care or other treatments.

    The CDC offers tips on how to stop the spread of illness if you are experiencing symptoms.