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COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information

Your Safety is Our Top Priority

We know you may be concerned about the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its implications for the health of you and your loved ones. Your safety and well-being are our top priority. Here's what you should know:

COVID-19 Nurse Line

If you are a UC San Diego Health patient with fever or respiratory symptoms, call our dedicated COVID-19 nurse line – 800-926-8273 – between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. any day to discuss your symptoms BEFORE coming to any hospital or clinic. Do not walk in or schedule an appointment online. Get the details.

  • Our hospitals and clinics remain open, and you should feel confident in using UC San Diego Health services.
  • We have implemented new restrictions on visitors at our hospitals and clinics to reduce health risks for everyone. We are screening all visitors and patients for COVID-19-related respiratory symptoms – including fever, new cough, new shortness of breath, and/or a persistent scratchy throat – before they enter a facility.
  • We are accepting donations to help us address this emergency. See how you can help.
  • Read our message to patients.

Frequently Asked Questions

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1. What is COVID-19 and what are the symptoms?

2. How does the new coronavirus spread?

3. What should I do if I’m feeling sick or have fever or respiratory symptoms?

4. Should I keep my appointment or scheduled procedure at UC San Diego Health?

5. How is UC San Diego Health keeping patients and visitors safe?

6. Is UC San Diego Health testing people for COVID-19?

7. What can I do to protect myself?

8. Should I wear a mask?

9. What can I do if I have more concerns?

If you think you are in a life-threatening situation, please call 9-1-1.


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