Free COVID-19 Virtual Screening- March 26, 2020
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26 March 2020
All University System of Georgia employees are now eligible for free COVID-19 virtual screenings through Augusta University Health System’s AU Health Express Care app.
Screenings are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at no cost and no appointment required. You log into the app from home. Screenings are done by a provider who is a physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant and trained to screen for COVID-19. Please note: A positive screening does not mean you have COVID-19.
Patients who screen positive will be told about appropriate next steps, which could include visiting a testing site. Patients who screen negative are provided their visit summary and will be given guidance on next steps for treatment of their symptoms.
AU cannot guarantee perfect screening results, but are confident their medical professionals are using the most up-to-date and latest COVID-19 screening practices.
The app is available for download on iPhone and Android. Links to the virtual screening app are available at https://www.augustahealth.org/expresscare/covid-19-virtual-screening.
For those without access to technology, please call AU Health’s COVID-19 hotline at 706-721-1852. A desktop version or application for download can also be found at https://www.augustahealth.org.
Catherine R. Wills
Benefits & Retirement Manager, Human Resources
University Center Entrance 5
Valdosta State University | 1500 N. Patterson St. | Valdosta, GA 31698
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EMPLOYEES DO NOT come on campus if you believe you have been in close contact with a person having COVID or yourself having symptoms or receiving a positive diagnosis. Instead, notify your supervisor of your absence, seek medical services from your primary care provider, and self-report your information by completing the online form or contacting HR directly at 229-333-5709.
STUDENTS DO NOT come on campus nor go directly to the Student Health Center if you believe you have been exposed to COVID. Instead, call the Health Services at 229-333-5886 to speak with a triage nurse over the phone. Additional guidance will be provided on how to access the health center facility. The health center remains open for walk-in patients with non-COVID medical needs.
Members of the campus community should report all instances of close contact with a person having COVID or themselves receiving a positive diagnosis of COVID. To assist with reporting, a COVID Self Reporting link has been added within MyVSU.
If you have been instructed to self-isolate or quarantine, you should do so at your permanent home for the period given unless it should be extended due to remaining symptoms.