For COVID testing, make an appointment at an Urgent Care or QuickCare location or visit hhs.gov.
If you have a medical emergency, visit one of our Emergency Departments.

COVID-19 FAQs: General Information

 

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Learn more about symptoms here.

What should I do if I suspect I have COVID-19?

To find your nearest COVID testing location, visit dph.georgia.gov/covidtesting. For screening and testing locations at Piedmont, visit piedmont.org/covidtesting.

Please do not visit the ER for COVID testing. 

If you have emergency warning signs, seek medical care immediately.

Will Piedmont test me for COVID-19?

If you have COVID-19 symptoms or think you may have been recently exposed, visit piedmont.org/covidtesting for COVID-19 screening and testing options.

If you have emergency warning signs, seek medical care immediately.

Are visitors allowed at your hospitals?

Visitors are not currently permitted at any Piedmont hospital, except in special circumstances (care partners). Learn more about visitor policies.

Are patients at your hospitals safe?

Yes. We have the staff, facilities and protocols to care for patients with infectious diseases and keep people safe. Each Piedmont facility has rooms that isolate infectious patients and feature ventilation systems that do not allow the exchange of air with other areas of the hospital.

If you have a question or concern, call the department you have an appointment with to discuss your care plan.

What measures are being taken to keep patients safe in your facilities?

In-person visits are available for essential health needs, and we’re taking every precaution to keep you safe. These measures include, but are not limited to:

  • Screening patients and staff. Staff members will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE). Patients also need to wear face masks/coverings and gloves, which they should bring from home.
  • Limiting the number of people in shared space and enforcing social distancing. Visitors are not allowed; however, care partners are allowed in special circumstances.
  • Changing waiting room procedures. At clinics and other non-hospital facilities, patients will be asked to stay in their cars until receiving a call or text from the office to enter.
Is it safe to have my baby at your hospital?

Yes. We have the staff, facilities and protocols to care for patients with infectious diseases and keep people safe. Each Piedmont facility has rooms that isolate infectious patients and feature ventilation systems that do not allow the exchange of air with other areas of the hospital.

I want to limit my exposure until this outbreak passes. May I reschedule my appointment, surgery, test, etc.?

We’re happy to help you reschedule. Please contact your physician’s office or reschedule your appointment via MyChart. Virtual visit appointments are also available.

How can I protect myself, my family and my community?

Schedule your COVID-19 vaccination at select Piedmont locations.

In addition, continue to follow CDC guidelines by wearing a mask when visiting indoor public places and washing your hands often. Learn more about how to protect yourself.

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