Important Information About Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Sterling Urgent Care provides coronavirus tests in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming at our Urgent Care centers. If you believe you require a test, please do the following:
Call us at 208-878-8783.
A provider will evaluate you and direct you to the closest Sterling Urgent care for a test, should you need one.
If you believe you have coronavirus, please do not visit one of our urgent care centers without calling us first.
Patients at our Urgent Care centers are required to call ahead for an evaluation before a test can be given.
The Centers for Disease Control, in partnership with the World Health Organization and the National Health Service, have developed an online test to help you assess symptoms and determine whether you should be tested.
Coronovirus Fact Sheets from the Centers for Disease Control (PDFs)
Answers to Common COVID-19 Questions
What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
How does COVID-19 spread?
The virus that causes COVID-19 probably emerged from an animal source, but is now spreading from person to person. The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of
- Shortness of breath
How can I help protect myself?
People can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
What should I do if I recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19?
If you have traveled from an affected area, there may be restrictions on your movements for up to 2 weeks. If you develop symptoms during that period (fever, cough, trouble breathing), seek medical advice. Call the office of your health care provider before you go, and tell them about your travel and your symptoms. They will give you instructions on how to get care without exposing other people to your illness. While sick, avoid contact with people, don’t go out and delay any travel to reduce the possibility of spreading illness to others.