This post was updated on July 7th, 2020 at 09:06 AM
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Please call the clinic or schedule an appointment if any of these apply to you:
- International travel in the last 30 days OR
- Have been in contact with someone who tested positive for, or had symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days OR
- New cough, fever or shortness of breath in the last 72 hours OR
- Two or more of these symptoms that are new in the last 72 hours: Chills, muscle aches, severe headache, sore throat, runny rose, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of smell or loss of taste.
Use this free tool from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
After the first known patient with COVID-19 emerged in Colorado on March 5, Colorado hospital systems teamed up to help one another, saving lives.
Researchers part of a global group sharing and analyzing data to understand the genetic aspects of COVID-19 susceptibility, severity, and outcomes.
First approved in 1958 when NASA was born and Pan Am flew the first commercial flight across the Atlantic. Will Dexamethasone work for the coronavirus?
This infectious disease expert in Colorado faces the biggest challenge of her career, but does it with her typical sunny attitude and calming demeanor.
This program meets the specific needs of Colorado employers by bringing expertise and resources to design unique strategies to reopen safely.
Is there a connection between COVID-19 and suicide in Colorado? Is it possible that greater openness about depression could help cut suicide rates?
Child immunizations down during pandemic, increasing risk for an outbreak of vaccine-preventable illnesses
UCHealth pediatrician stresses importance of continued child-well visits, scheduled child immunizations during pandemic to prevent other illnesses.
Hospital safety during COVID-19: A few ways UCHealth is ensuring the safety of patients, staff and visitors even as COVID-19 hospitalizations decline.
Herd immunity requires that enough of the population is immune that the disease can’t keep spreading even if some people remain vulnerable.
High-quality antibody tests and screening for the COVID-19 virus now available to the public in Colorado
UCHealth providers are now offering COVID-19 and antibody tests to the public at facilities along the Front Range and in Steamboat Springs.
This summer will be very different. What about drinking water and water sports? You’ve got questions about COVID-19 and the summer of 2020. We’ve got answers.
Remote monitoring allows patients with COVID-19, including a pregnant mom, to recover safely at home
A pregnant mom learned she had COVID-19. She spent time at the hospital, then thanks to remote patient monitoring, she was able to stay safe at home.
Therapies, in the form of clinical trials, for the coronavirus are being put to the test at record pace in Colorado at UCHealth.
Check out more beautiful distractions to help you cope during the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, you can check out animals in Colorado and in Africa.
UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado has drive-thru lab services to support the health and safety of patients while maintaining social distancing.
Colorado team creating ‘farm-to-table’ COVID-19 antibody tests to boost quality and bypass shortages
Scientists at the Anschutz Medical Campus are racing to create a new high-quality antibody test to aid in the fight against COVID-19. But be careful as a positive antibody test may not mean you are immune.
This COVID-positive mom of a NICU baby humbled her health care team with her gratitude and positivity during a hard birth and challenging new times.
Remote patient visits and virtual support groups will be important pieces of the recovery mosaic for COVID post-ICU care.
‘Huge’ milestone: Colorado’s first convalescent plasma recipient leaves ICU after 34 days on a ventilator
Dr. Michael Leonard, the first convalescent plasma recipient at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, leaves the ICU after 34 days on a ventilator.
For 28 years as a nurse, she has helped bring new life into the world. Now, after acquiring COVID-19, she is donating her plasma to help COVID patients.
This pregnancy seemed to be smooth sailing. Then the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, and the upcoming birth of her second child became a bit scarier.
In recent days, all UCHealth hospitals resumed medically necessary surgeries for people who needed help but had to wait because of COVID-19.
As medically necessary surgeries resume at UCHealth hospitals across Colorado, Lori Hopper is grateful, relieved and excited.
Seeing a gastroenterologist by way of a virtual visit reasured this woman she needed medical care and calmed her fears of a hospital visit during pandemic.
Absent big surprises, Colorado residents can expect a long, slow return to the “normal” we knew before COVID-19 based on the models used by experts.
Beautiful distractions during the pandemic: Lift your spirits with good news, funny moments and online adventures
While we cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, performers, artists and kind souls of all sorts are sharing good news, uplifting songs and funny moments.
Family and nurses cheered for JBS worker and COVID-19 survivor Sergio Rodriguez when he left the hospital. His son, Rafael, had prayed for days outside.
When will physical (also known as social) distancing end? We are all ready but experts agreed that we still must heed not the heart but the head.
It’s critical to continue to get treatment for medical emergencies during this pandemic. Don’t ignore these symptoms and know that UCHealth EMS is a safe place to turn to for emergency care.
Against the odds, Ravi Turman was the first person in her COVID-19 unit at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital to get off a ventilator. Both Ravi and her team celebrated the milestone and she’s now recovering at home.
Need a good laugh or a good cry? Then, you’ve come to the right place. And continue to return for more fun and inspiring ideas in the weeks to come.
Hospital housekeepers who are on the front lines during COVID outbreak show bravery. They are the silent heroes who are ‘manning the post’ and saving lives.
From quiet prayers to thundering standing ovations and note of thanks, the wave of support from Colorado is buoying health care workers.
Cancer patients battle the treat of COVID-19 but with a weakened immune systems. UCHealth is helping them maintain cancer treatments during the pandemic.
During the COVID pandemic, people are connecting in inventive ways for entertainment, to celebrate life’s special moments and to stay healthy.
Critically ill Evergreen man first in Colorado to receive ‘convalescent plasma’ to help fight COVID-19
Dr. Michael Douglas is the first person in Colorado to receive convalescent plasma to help fight COVID-19. The donor’s antibodies may help attack the virus.
Alcohol purchases have spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic. Detox and inpatient programs have reopened at CeDAR to provide drug and alcohol treatment.
There are many questions about the coronavirus and COVID-19. Here are answers and resources from UCHealth and its experts.
Anything that causes lung inflammation is going to be really bad in a setting of coronavirus. Learn why vaping and the coronavirus do not mix.
Patients can now do Virtual Visits with their primary care doctors and specialists. Keep seeing your regular doctors while staying safe from coronavirus.
Both soap and hand sanitizer neutralize the coronavirus, but soap and water work better because soap disrupts sticky bonds so the coronavirus slides off.
In many cases, the battle against COVID-19 in ICUs is centered on a condition called acute respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS. And nearly all these patients require ventilator support.
It started with a runny nose and then his condition deteriorated rapidly. After 10 days in the hospital, he went home to be with family.
Isolation is tough for everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic. For older adults, it’s devastating. Help older adults use video calling to stay connected.
There’s no proven cure or treatment for COVID-19. Some drugs may help; chloroquine, the antimalarial medication, may or may not.
As the coronavirus cases grow, what may seem like extreme measures are not. Without our immediate cooperation, sick people will easily overwhelm hospitals in Colorado.
Colorado COVID-19 researchers are assembling a biorepository to better understand why the disease attacks some people and not others. Plus clinical trials aim to test therapies that might help fight COVID-19.
With the constant media chatter, schools closed, and playdates and museum visits canceled, talking to children about the coronavirus can be hard.
A straightforward message: Stay 6 feet away from others and wash your hands. Self-quarantine if you have symptoms or have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19.
Zinc is no coronavirus magic bullet, but it could help. Studies have shown zinc lozenges to be effective in shortening the misery phase of the common cold.
People who are not ill with COVID-19 do not have to isolate themselves from their pets, but they should continue to practice good hygiene. Learn what the experts have to say.
Staying at home is the best treatment unless you are seriously ill. Isolate yourself from others, even in your home. Get fluids and rest and call your doctor if you get seriously ill.
We’re typically better at cleaning than disinfecting. That must change now with the coronavirus. Here’s a quick primer on household disinfection.
Learn why the new coronavirus is so contagious. Is a cure or vaccine for COVID-19 coming? And will summer make a difference?
For plumbers, repair people and cable service technicians, staying safe means asking questions. Call ahead. Don’t work in a home where someone is sick. Collect payments remotely and use the customer’s sink and soap.
In order to prevent the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus, public health experts are now advising people in many parts of the country to practice “social distancing.”
Residents and visitors to Colorado mountain resort areas should take precautions immediately as Colorado’s governor also orders the closure of theaters, clubs and gyms while restaurants halt dine-in service.
Social distancing is, for now, the best tool we as a civilization have to prevent the spread of coronavirus and “flatten the curve” to keep the numbers of severe cases down.
We’re in this together. When life returns to normal, I know we’ll all have fresh appreciation for the words from our Declaration of Independence.
Don’t panic. UCHealth continues to monitor COVID-19. Here are some answers to questions.
Concerned about coronavirus? Virtual Urgent Care provides safe, affordable, 24/7 option to get care.
Medical providers can help you figure out if you need to be tested for coronavirus through secure, online visits. UCHealth’s Virtual Urgent Care is open to anyone in Colorado, even those who don’t have insurance.
So, you have a trip planned to Italy, you’ve booked a cruise or you’re hoping to take in some of the events at the summer Olympics in Japan. Now that COVID-19 is spreading around the globe, what you should you do?
Early research shows that older adults are twice as likely to have serious complications if they get the new coronavirus, also called COVID-19 illness. Learn what you need to know.
Psychologist Justin Ross said it’s no surprise that mass anxiety and panicky behavior are spreading. But there are simple steps that can help tame coronavirus anxiety.
Pregnant women are more vulnerable to viral respiratory infections like the new coronavirus or COVID-19 and need to take precautions during pregnancy.
While there’s much about COVID-19 that health officials don’t know yet, a UCHealth expert in infectious diseases sets the record straight on commonly asked questions.
UCHealth has increased its screenings, as have government officials. Experts in infectious disease and your health care providers are working hard to keep you safe.
The CDC is updating information about COVID-19 on its website.
The latest from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Patients who have general questions can call the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at CO-Help at 303.389.1967 or 1.877.462.2911 or email COHELP@RMPDC.org. Answers are available in English and Spanish (Español), Mandarin and more.