COVID-19

Learn the latest about symptoms and diagnosis

COVID-19 is a disease caused by a coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2. Most people who get COVID-19 have mild symptoms, but some can get very ill. Stay informed and learn the latest about this disease.

COVID-19 Diagnosis & Testing

COVID-19 symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • New onset or worsening cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Loss of taste or smell

Stay home except for medical appointments. People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness. This means that you should restrict activities outside your home, except for medical care. Do not go to work, school or public areas, and you should avoid public transportation, ride-sharing or taxis while sick.

If you have a medical appointment, call your healthcare provider ahead of time and tell them that you have or that you may have COVID-19. This will help your healthcare provider’s office to take steps to take precautions to keep other people from being exposed or getting sick.

If you are experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms and have possibly been exposed to the virus, you should contact your healthcare provider. Before your appointment, call ahead to let your provider know if you’ve recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread and which symptoms you have developed.

We encourage people who suspect they may have COVID-19 to do one of the following:

We want to ensure our local emergency departments have the resources to care for the sickest patients. Please do not visit an ER to get tested.

Stay home except for medical appointments. People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness. This means that you should restrict activities outside your home, except for medical care. Do not go to work, school or public areas, and you should avoid public transportation, ride sharing or taxis while sick.

Stay away from others as much as possible, including in your home. Try to stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home.

Avoid sharing personal household items, and wash items thoroughly after use with soap and water.

Latest on COVID-19 Vaccine

IU Health will provide the latest COVID-19 vaccine updates, answers and information for you and your family. Find questions and answers on vaccine boosters, eligibility and how to schedule.

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Mar 09

Surgeon, transplant team go the distance inside and outside the hospital

He performed the first COVID-19 lung transplant. When he’s not laser focused on operating room procedures, this surgeon is taking part in adventure races.

Surgeon, transplant team go the distance inside and outside the hospital image.

Patient Stories for COVID-19

Mar 09

Surgeon, transplant team go the distance inside and outside the hospital

He performed the first COVID-19 lung transplant. When he’s not laser focused on operating room procedures, this surgeon is taking part in adventure races.

Surgeon, transplant team go the distance inside and outside the hospital image.

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