COVID-19 Information and Resources
In an effort to gather and distribute reliable information about the the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, we’ll be updating this page regularly with new links and resources. Check back for updates.
Last updated: April 22, 2020
AbilisHealth’s Response to COVID-19
How has AbilisHealth responded to the COVID-19 outbreak?
- We’ve adopted additional screening measures for all employees and patients to identify potential exposure to COVID-19. All AbilisHealth team members go through a daily screening for COVID-19 before interacting with patients.
- We’ve changed our in-person weekly case conferences to virtual meetings to limit face-to-face interaction among our clinicians.
- We’ve developed a cross-functional (SWAT) COVID-19 team to monitor the needs of employees and patients and make changes as needed.
- We’ve enacted precautionary measures to treat those with suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19.
For more information read our full COVID-19 preparedness update.
How will COVID-19 affect the care of AbilisHealth patients?
Can I do telehealth visits through AbilisHealth?
If needed, we are able to help you facilitate telehealth meetings with your primary care provider. If you need help setting up telehealth, please contact the AbilisHealth location closest to you.
How can I stay up to date with how AbilisHealth is continuing to respond to COVID-19?
Who do I contact if I have any other COVID-19 questions?
General COVID-19 Questions
What is COVID-19 and how do I protect myself?
What is "social distancing" and "flattening the curve" and why do these terms matter?
What do I do if I think I have COVID-19?
While symptoms for COVID-19 range from mild to severe, most people who contract COVID-19 will experience mild symptoms and be able to recover at home. Older adults and people with underlying medical conditions are more vulnerable to experiencing severe illness due to COVID-19. Your medical provider will let you know the best plan of action for your unique case. To learn more, we recommend reviewing the CDC’s “If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone” information.
Where do I go for COVID-19 testing?
For COVID-19 testing information, the CDC has compiled a resource page which lists symptoms as well as guidelines for when to seek testing. You can also use their “Coronavirus Self-Checker” – a resource to help you make decisions regarding COVID-19 and seek appropriate care if needed. If testing is recommended, you can view the TN Department of Health’s list of current testing sites. Please follow the CDC and TN Department of Health guidelines on when to seek testing.