CHARLOTTE, N.C. (News Release) — Novant Health is always prepared to care for patients who may have come into contact with emerging infectious diseases, including the novel coronavirus.
They are monitoring the outbreak closely and taking action to prepare their team. The new coronavirus, initially identified in China, has spread to dozens of countries, including the United States.
The virus is now called SARS-CoV-2, and the disease that it causes is called COVID-19.
If you are experiencing symptoms, call your provider first before driving to the clinic.
Don’t have a primary care provider? You can use Novant Health’s 24/7 hotline if you are experiencing symptoms and have questions on how to best seek care. 877-499-1697
For additional updates on the coronavirus, go to the CDC website.
Dedicated screening centers:
- Novant Health is opening dedicated coronavirus screening centers. These sites are convenient for individuals who have symptoms and want prompt screening.
- The centers will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Two screening centers are open in Winston-Salem (600 Highland Oaks) and in Matthews (3330 Siskey Parkway).
- Two more will open Wednesday, March 18 in Kernersville (111 Gateway Center Drive) and in Huntersville (16525 Holly Crest Lane, Suite 120).
- All Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care Centers are also screening.
- People who have no symptoms will not be screened and should stay home.
- Visiting a screening center with no symptoms will only further one’s risk of exposure and put a strain on resources for those who need it most.
For information on screening centers or coronavirus questions, please call 877-499-1697.