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COVID-19 information

Mar. 13, 2020, 9:24 AM

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is wide-ranging, comprehensive and ever evolving.

For the most up-to-date information, go to vumc.org/coronavirus. The new website, “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Employees and Patients” was created to serve as a repository for VUMC’s COVID-19-related information.

It contains current information about COVID-19 prevention, updates from Medical Center leadership and from the Department of Infection Prevention, along with newly created COVID-related guidance for employees and patients.

The website will be updated frequently as new information becomes available.

VUMC also created a dedicated hotline for its patients and employees who are concerned they could be ill with the COVID-19 virus — 888-312-0847.

The hotline is answered 7 a.m.-7 p.m., seven days a week.

Before calling, please consider that if you are without symptoms and would not see your doctor based on how you feel now, you do not need evaluation or testing for COVID-19.

At this time, VUMC clinicians will not test patients for COVID-19 who are not exhibiting symptoms — fever, cough and shortness of breath.

However, if you feel that you are ill, please call the hotline at 888-312-0847 to be screened.

Please also call any clinic before you arrive if you have respiratory symptoms, so that you can be given a mask before entering the facility.

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