COVID-19 information and resources: Learn more or call 877‑9NOVANT

Adults age 65+ now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more

Novant Health is prepared to care for you during COVID - 19

Whether you need routine medical care, a specialist or testing or treatment related to the coronavirus, you have options at Novant Health. Answers to many of your questions are here. Use these resources to find the right services for you.

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Check your symptoms

Is it a cold, the flu or COVID-19?

A coronavirus infection can cause illnesses that range from mild to life-threatening. Milder symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to those of a cold or the flu, and that can help the virus to go undetected. Knowing the warning signs for COVID-19 can help control the spread of the virus.

Please note: this chart shows the most common symptoms of these conditions. A patient may be positive for a condition and show only some symptoms or none at all. This chart is not a diagnostic tool and does not replace a diagnosis from a professional healthcare provider.

Symptoms
Cold
Flu
COVID-19

Fever or chills

Cough

Sore throat

Runny nose

Congestion

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

New loss of taste or smell

Nausea

Vomiting

Post-nasal drip

Watery eyes

Sneezing

If you have symptoms, we're here to help

If you think you may have symptoms of COVID-19, take our self-assessment to determine your next steps.

TAKE THE ASSESSMENT

If you think you may have a cold or the flu and need care, schedule an appointment or virtual visit with a doctor.

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Getting a flu shot is more important than ever

A flu shot is recommended to help you stay healthy this season. Not only will you be better protected, but also doing your part will minimize transmission of the flu to others. You’ll make your community safer and help keep healthcare workers focused on treating COVID-19.

GET YOUR FLU SHOT

Talk to a doctor

If you’ve been exposed to coronavirus, we’re ready to care for you

Your healthcare provider is a valuable partner in looking after your health and helping you make decisions about medical care. If you need to find a doctor, we can help. You have options that make it easy to get an in-person or virtual consultation from a Novant Health provider.

Primary care

If you already have a primary care doctor, start there. Call your clinic to determine your next steps.

Find your doctor

Helpline

If you do not have a primary care doctor, use our a 24/7 helpline to connect with the care you need.

Call 877-9NOVANT

Virtual care

Schedule a video visit with your doctor, or get on-demand virtual care with an available healthcare provider.

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Urgent care

Novant Health GoHealth Urgent Care has convenient options for testing and treatment that fit your schedule.

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Get tested for coronavirus

Find a screening center near you

Brunswick County area


Greater Charlotte area


Raleigh-Durham/Triangle area


Rowan County area


Winston-Salem/Triad area

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Know before you go: important information

Appointments are available to reduce your wait time, but are not required. You may drive-up without an appointment during operating hours.

Novant Health Screening Centers are scheduled to close at 3 p.m. Please note that in times of high volume, some locations may need to stop receiving new patients before 3 p.m. to accommodate the large number of people who are already in line for testing.

To be eligible for testing, you should have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or have been exposed 7 or more days ago to someone else who has tested positive. If you are unsure of whether you need a coronavirus test, please call either your primary care doctor or 877 - 9NOVANT before traveling to a screening center. You can also take our online assessment.

At this time, screening centers only offer lab-processed testing, with results available in a few days. If you are in need of a rapid test or an antibody test, please visit an urgent care testing center.

Vaccines are NOT offered at our testing locations. Learn more »

Answers to your questions about testing

What types of tests are available?


Who can get a test for the virus?


What is the cost for a coronavirus diagnostic test or antigen test?


I’ve been tested for the coronavirus at a Novant Health facility. What happens next?

COVID-19 vaccine

Prevention is the best treatment

In addition to other preventative measures including hand hygiene, social distancing and masking, a vaccine will help you avoid getting COVID-19 or transmitting it to others. By doing your part, you can help bring the pandemic to an end and get your community back to life.

Adults age 65+ now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more

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Vaccine safety

Read about the top 3 things you need to know about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Vaccine 101

The new COVID-19 vaccine has raised many questions. Find the answers you need all in one place.

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Trusted resources

Trust the experts for the latest COVID-19 updates and reliable information you need.

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