UH Fever Clinics
University Hospitals Fever Clinics provide fast, safe medical attention should you develop COVID-19 symptoms or if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and need treatment for minor injury or illness. Our Fever Clinic medical staff are specially trained and equipped to treat patients who have coronavirus.
Who Should Go To a UH Fever Clinic?
UH Fever Clinics are specifically geared toward treating people who have a fever, defined as a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, or other COVID-19 symptoms, such as extreme fatigue or severe cough. People with these symptoms will be tested for COVID-19, with results available within five days; most results are available within 48 hours.
UH Fever Clinics also are geared toward treating adults and children who have COVID-19 and need care for non-life-threatening illnesses and minor injuries.
Some of the common illnesses and injuries treated at a UH Fever Clinic include:
- Respiratory illnesses, such as a sinus infection
- Sore or strep throat
- Back pain or strain
- Bladder and kidney infections, such as a urinary tract infection
- Earaches, such as an ear infection or swimmer’s ear
- Eye irritations and infection
- Gastrointestinal illness, such as a stomach ache, food poisoning, diarrhea or emesis
- Minor injuries and accidents
- Sprains, strains, bumps and bruises
- Cuts and lacerations
- Suspected fracture
- Skin and nail problems such as poison ivy or sunburn
Avoid the ER
A UH Fever Clinic is the best place to go – not the emergency room – if you have COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms and a minor injury or illness. The emergency department prioritizes seeing their sickest patients first, so you would likely wait to be seen and could inadvertently expose others to the virus.
Go to the ER if you have COVID-19 symptoms plus chest pain, severe shortness of breath or severe dehydration.
Why Go To a UH Fever Clinic?
Because UH Fever Clinic staff focuses on patients with COVID-19, they have developed a depth and breadth of expertise and experience with the unique needs of this condition. You can be confident your health is in trusted, competent and compassionate hands.
UH Fever Clinic providers and staff have special training, medical supplies and equipment to diagnose and treat COVID-19, and are outfitted with full Personal Protective Equipment.
Testing at a UH Fever Clinic
You can get tested for COVID-19 at a UH Fever Clinic if you have symptoms such as fever of 100 degrees or higher, extreme fatigue or severe cough.
COVID-19 tests are not a screening method for coronavirus, but are used to confirm suspected cases in people with symptoms of infection. It’s not necessary to be tested for COVID-19 unless you have symptoms.
University Hospitals will not test patients for COVID-19 who are asymptomatic, unless they are undergoing surgery at one of our facilities. This is to focus limited medical resources on those with the highest probability of infection and avoid unnecessary testing of people who are likely to be well.
Need to See Us? Here’s What To Do
UH Fever Clinics are conveniently located across Northeast Ohio. We request that patients schedule their appointments online. You can do this by finding a fever clinic location close to you.