Starke Hospital in Knox is offering residents a chance to call about symptoms if they are concerned about COVID-19 testing.
COVID-19, or coronavirus, symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Residents may call the free screening line at 833-576-3627. It is available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on weekends from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT.
Callers may speak with a healthcare professional. They will give recommendations as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Callers will be referred to the appropriate level of care for further evaluation, if needed.
If a physician determines a patient meets the risk criteria, they coordinate testing and the patient’s ultimate disposition, in consultation with the Indiana Department of Health as necessary.
There are no network restrictions.
Hospital officials urge those who have life-threatening symptoms to call 9-1-1.