What To Do If You Think You Have COVID-19 symptoms


People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

(Note: This list does not include all possible symptoms. WMH will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.) 

Follow these steps:

1. Stay at home and contact your health care provider or consult with your family doctor.

2. Hotline Access:  If you are unable to contact your primary care provider or you don’t have one, there are two options for hotline access at this time.

  • The War Memorial Hospital hotline is available Monday-Friday, 10a-5p. The number is 906-632-5922.
  • The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has a hotline available seven days per week, 8a-5p, seven days per week. The  number is 1-888-535-6136.
  • The MDHHS also has an email option. Email 24/7. Emails will be answered 7 days a week, 8a – 5p. You can also subscribe to e-newsletter updates at

3. WMH Drive-Thru Evaluation Station

Visit our COVID-19 Evaluation Drive Thru at the Nolte St. Entrance (Behind WMH near the large Employee/Patient parking lot) . Available Monday-Friday, 10:00 am—4:30 pm.

WMH Drive-Thru Evaluation Information for Patients

What to Do:                                            

  • Enter the Nolte St. Parking Lot from the West
  • Remain inside vehicle with windows up.
  • Call 906-253-0137 to register.
  • Directions will be provided via phone.                           

What to Bring:

  • Insurance Card
  • Personal ID
  • Cell Phone

4. If you feel your symptoms are life threatening, please contact the WMH Emergency Department at 635-4402 prior to arrival.