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When to seek answers and treatment for COVID-19

COVID-19 ASSESSMENT CENTRE INFORMATION HAS BEEN POSTED TO OUR NEWS SECTION.

PLEASE PRACTICE AND PROMOTE SOCIAL DISTANCING.

 

If you develop a fever, cough, and/or have difficulty breathing AND within 14 days have traveled to an impacted area, OR had close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19, OR close contact with a person with acute respiratory illness who has been to an impacted area, call Telehealth Ontario, the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, or your health care provider.

If you need immediate medical attention, such as severe difficulty breathing, you should call 911 and mention your travel history and symptoms. Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.

Who to call if you’re experiencing symptoms of COVID-19:

• Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000

• North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit  -  1-800-563-2808 -   www.myhealthunit.ca

If you are told to visit the WPSHC Emergency Department, please call before arriving (705 746-9321) and tell our Emergency Department about your travel history and symptoms.

You can help protect yourself and the people around you by following simple hygiene practices such as: regular hand washing or using alcohol-based sanitizers, not touching your face, covering your cough or sneeze, and staying home when sick.

There are no specific treatments for COVID-19, and there is no vaccine that protects against coronaviruses.

Most people with COVID-19 will recover on their own.

Should you show mild symptoms and have called the Health Unit or your health care provider you should then:
• Stay home.
• Self-isolate – limit your contact with other people.
• Drink plenty of fluids.
• Get rest and sleep as much as possible.

For more information please visit www.health.gov.on.ca - additional information is also provided here: