What to Do If You Are Sick
King County Novel Coronavirus Call Center
- If you are in King County and believe you were exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, or if you’re a healthcare provider with questions about COVID-19, contact our novel coronavirus call center: 206-477-3977.
- The call center will be open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT.
- For general concerns and questions about COVID-19, please call the Washington State Novel Coronavirus Call Center at 800-525-0127.
When to seek medical evaluation and advice
- If you have symptoms like cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, call your healthcare provider.
- Do not go to the emergency room. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs.
- If you believe you may be infected with coronavirus, use the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) screening tool, or visit the Washington State Department of Health website for information on getting tested.
- If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.
Help reduce the spread of illness
- Do not go to the emergency room unless essential. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs. If you have symptoms like cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, contact your regular doctor first.
- Stay home when sick.
- Practice excellent personal hygiene habits, including handwashing, coughing into tissue or elbow, avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Stay away from people who are ill, especially if you are 60 and older or have underlying health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, or a weakened immune system.
- Stay informed. Information is changing frequently. Check and subscribe to Public Health’s website (www.kingcounty.gov/COVID) or blog (www.publichealthinsider.com).
If you are sick and need a doctor or health insurance
- People who would like to see a doctor, but don’t have one can call the CHAP at 1-800-756-5437 or email CHAP@kingcounty.gov for a free consultation and connection to free or low-cost medical providers and low-cost health insurance.
- If you do not currently have health insurance, Washington Healthplanfinder (wahbexhchange.org) is offering a limited 30-day special enrollment period (SEP) for qualified people.
- For more information on COVID-19 and health insurance coverage.
- CHI Franciscan Offering telehealth appointments. Learn more