COVID-19 Symptoms and Treatment

Do you have symptoms of COVID-19?

In the past 14 days, if you have had unprotected contact (no mask) with anyone who has had a diagnosis of COVID-19 you are advised to manage symptoms and self-isolate at home for 14 days after your last exposure to that person.

If have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have mild symptoms, you are advised to manage symptoms and self-isolate at home for 10 days from when your symptoms first appeared. You should self-isolate until you have gone 24 hours with no fever—without the use of fever-reducing medications—and until other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving.

If you have a mild to moderate case of COVID-19 but are at high risk for progressing to severe disease and/or hospitalization, talk to a doctor to see if monoclonal antibody therapy is right for you.

Common symptoms include:

  • Fever of 100.4 F or higher
  • New loss of taste or sense of smell. 
  • Two or more of the following: 
      • Chills
      • Drenching sweats
      • New cough
      • Shortness of breath
      • Body aches
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • Runny nose or nasal congestion
    • Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

If you have these symptoms:

  • Find out your risk with our online screening tool.
  • Call the MyCare Advice line at (844) 262-1949 to talk to a registered nurse anytime, 24/7.
  • Consult with your doctor by phone or your Henry Ford MyChart account, or use one of our virtual care options.
  • For your safety and the safety of others, DO NOT go to a Henry Ford facility unannounced, including walk-in clinics, urgent care and ERs. Please call ahead.

If your symptoms worsen – high fever (102-103 degrees) and/or rapid breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face – call 911 and alert the operator of your exposure so the EMS crew can prepare for your transport and limit exposure to others from being infected.

Testing for COVID-19

For Henry Ford Patients

If you are a Henry Ford patient and have symptoms of the coronavirus (COVID-19), please call the MyCare Advice line at (844) 262-1949 to talk to a nurse about next steps or how to get tested.  

If you are preparing for surgery or a medical procedure at a Henry Ford facility, or are admitted for a stay at one of our hospitals, you will be tested for COVID-19, even if you have no symptoms of the virus. Your care team will provide instructions to you on how to receive the test prior to your procedure.

Additional testing resources

Is It COVID-19, The Flu, A Cold or Allergies?

Symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to many typical symptoms for the flu, the common cold and allergies. A doctor explains a few key differences.

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Treatment for COVID-19

If have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have mild symptoms, you are advised to manage symptoms and self-isolate at home for 10 days from when your symptoms first appeared. You should self-isolate until you have gone 24 hours with no fever—without the use of fever-reducing medications—and until other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving.

Monitor your symptoms and talk to your doctor or provider about your risk for progressing to severe COVID-19 and/or hospitalization. He or she can recommend next steps or any potential treatments, such as the monoclonal antibody Bamlanivimab, which is sometimes used for high-risk patients.

If your symptoms become severe or suddenly worsen, call 911 and seek emergency care immediately.

Monoclonal antibody treatment

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, have had symptoms for less than 10 days, you could be eligible for Monoclonal antibody treatment.

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Need Care Now?

Get healthcare anywhere, anytime.

A Video Visit is a convenient, secure way to video chat with a Henry Ford doctor using your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Learn about Video Visits

Do You Have COVID-19 Questions?

We have the answers.

From common questions on testing, exposure, quarantine and more, we have up-to-date information on COVID-19 and how we’re adapting to care for you.

Visit our FAQs page
Concerned You May Have COVID-19?

Find out your risk with this online screening.

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Please call 911 if you have an emergency or urgent medical question.

If you are having symptoms of COVID-19, for your safety, please select a MyChart video visit on demand or call your primary care provider. For symptoms of COVID-19, please visit our website www.henryford.com/coronavirus.

Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email [email protected].

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