COVID 19 FAQ
What are Unorthodoc's safety precautions & procedures?
Unorthodoc and Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Who should get tested for COVID19?
Who Should Get Tested?
- Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19.
- Close contacts of known positive cases, regardless of symptoms.
- Get tested immediately if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. If you do not have symptoms, you should wait at least six days after your last known exposure to COVID-19 before you get tested.
- Populations with higher risk of exposure or a higher risk of severe disease if they become infected. People in these groups should get tested if they believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms.
- People who live in or have regular contact with high-risk settings (e.g., long-term care facility, homeless shelter, correctional facility, migrant farmworker camp).
- People from historically marginalized populations who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. This fact sheet provides best practices for community testing in historically marginalized populations.
- Frontline and essential workers (grocery store clerks, gas station attendants, child care workers, construction sites, processing plants, etc.)
- Health care workers or first responders.
- People who are at higher risk of severe illness.
- People who have attended protests, rallies, or other mass gatherings could have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or could have exposed others.
What can I expect and what should I do if I am diagnosed with COVID19?
Most people who get COVID-19 recover without needing medical care. If you are experiencing severe, life threating symptoms (for example, severe difficulty breathing, altered thinking, blue lips), seek immediate medical care or call 9-1-1.
We are here to help if you are our patient and you've been diagnosed with COVID19. Please call or text us so we can provide you with personalized advice.
EMERGENCY warning signs for COVID-19:
Seek medical attention immediately if you or your housemates have:
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion or inability to arouse
Bluish lips or face
This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
What can we all do to prevent COVID19 transmission?
Wash your hands frequently, and keep them away from your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Use hand sanitizer that is at least 62% alcohol when soap and water are not available in all instances where you would otherwise need to wash your hands.
Observe distance when you're being social. Put at least 6 feet between you and the next closest person.
Where can I get tested for COVID19?
- Unorthodoc can do COVID PCR nasal swab testing ($120) and blood antibody testing ($50) for members. Our lab currently has an average 2-day result turn around although turn around varies as the number of NC cases change.
- No-Cost Community Testing Events coordinated by NC Department of Health and Human Services.
- College students: If you live at or near your college, you can often be tested for free at your student health center.
- MedFirst Chapel Hill - has the rapid test, less accurate but faster. If you test negative there but believe you had an at-risk exposure 6 or more days ago, retest in 24-48 hours.
- FastMed Chapel Hill
- IndyCare Hillsborough
- CVS pharmacies and Minute Clinics
- Walgreens pharmacies
- UNC COVID-19 Hotline: 888-850-2684, available to patients in need of screening or treatment advice.
- Duke Health COVID-19 Hotline: 919-385-0429, option 2 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm, 7 days a week)
- NC COVID-19 Hotline: 866-462-3821 (open 24 hours, 7 days a week). For non-emergency COVID-19 questions: Call 211 or text COVIDNC to 898211
Are there COVID19 hotline #s for additional questions?
NC COVID-19 Hotline: 866-462-3821 (open 24 hours, 7 days a week). For non-emergency COVID-19 questions: Call 211 or text COVIDNC to 898211
UNC COVID-19 Hotline: 888-850-2684, available to patients in need of screening or treatment advice.
Duke Health COVID-19 Hotline: 919-385-0429, option 2 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm, 7 days a week)
When and where can I get vaccinated?
As of 2/21/2021, North Carolina is currently in Phase 2 (adults 65 year olds +) and is about to enter Phase 3 (frontline essential workers).
How do I find COVID19 studies to volunteer for?
Check out UNC's site for COVID 19 studies that you may qualify for.