COVID-19 Vaccine Information
The COVID-19 vaccine is available to anyone who lives in the US and is 6 months of age or older. University of Utah Health recommends getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
Masking Policy at U of U Health
U of U Health allows optional masking in most clinical locations for patients, visitors, faculty, and staff. To protect our highly immunocompromised patients, masking will still be required in specific waiting rooms and patient areas.
Who Should Get Tested?
You should get tested if you think you have COVID-19 and experience any of the following symptoms:
- Fever or chills
- New/worsening cough
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing
- Sore throat
- Generally feeling ill
- Muscle pain/aches
- Decreased sense of smell or taste
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
If you need a COVID-19 test, you can buy a rapid test kit at your local pharmacy, make an appointment with your health care provider, or visit urgent care in-person or virtually.
COVID-19 Test Results
U of U Health patients who had a test performed by their health care provider or at a U of U Health urgent care location should receive their test results 48 to 96 hours after their COVID-19 test. The results of the test will be posted in MyChart.
If you test positive, you will need to isolate (physically separate) yourself from other people immediately, regardless of your vaccination status. Instructions for isolating at home.
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When to Seek Medical Care
Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your symptoms. If they feel you should be seen by medical personnel, we request that you call ahead to the health care center or consider a virtual visit.
Treatment for COVID-19 is like treatment for other respiratory illnesses. There is no cure so health care professionals treat the symptoms as best they can.
COVID-19 Long-Hauler Clinic
At University of Utah Hospital, we now have a COVID-19 Long-Hauler Clinic for people who struggle with persistent COVID-19 symptoms long after they've recovered from the disease. You will need a referral from your provider to be seen by one of our specialists for treatment and management.