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.
U of U Health is offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments, in addition to booster shots for eligible populations. Visit vaccines.gov to find your nearest vaccine provider or call 1-800-232-0233.
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
For patients who suspect they may have COVID-19, we are offering testing for those with 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, and/or
We are currently not testing asymptomatic patients unless they have had a high-risk exposure or they have an order from a University of Utah Health provider. This includes employment “return to work” testing or any test orders written by non-University of Utah Health providers. See testing costs.
For those undergoing a procedure or for other types of appointments, they may be asked by their provider to have testing for the COVID-19 virus regardless of symptoms.
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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.