If You Have Symptoms of Coronavirus
If you are concerned you have been exposed or have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), click here to bring up our coronavirus symptom checker that will lead you through some questions to determine if you need medical follow-up. You can call your primary care provider, the Pardee COVID-19 Help Line at 828-694-8048 or visit Pardee Urgent Care Fletcher.
If you are having difficulty breathing, call 911 or seek immediate treatment.
Appointment availability during COVID-19
During these uncertain times, Pardee UNC Health Care is committed to caring for our community. We remain focused on delivering the care you need and expect from your community hospital. We closely follow and adhere to federal, state and local public health guidance and are able to safely treat all patients.
Delaying care can lead to otherwise avoidable complications or worsening conditions. Our providers are seeing patients both virtually and in-person to make sure you continue to receive the care you need as safely as possible.
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Prevention and Safety
We remain focused on delivering the care you need and expect from your community hospital. Whatever the occasion, we will rise to meet it. Postponing nonessential appointments and elective surgeries in March and April provided us with the time needed to increase our COVID-19 preparedness and capabilities. We've shored up supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), acquired critical medical equipment, and introduced new safety precautions - all in an effort to prepare for a surge that our community thankfully, has not yet experienced. Our preparedness efforts have paid off. Our hospital, specialty and primary care practices, and urgent care facilities are all ready to meet the needs of today - and tomorrow. We closely follow and adhere to federal, state and local public health guidance.
Symptoms and Next Steps
If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms including fever, cough or shortness of breath and have traveled recently click here to bring up our coronavirus symptom checker that will lead you through some questions to determine if you need medical follow-up. You can also contact the Pardee COVID-19 Helpline (828-694-8048) between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for guidance on symptom management and next steps OR
- Contact your primary care provider directly to set up a virtual visit and guidance. Learn more here.
- Schedule a visit at Urgent Care Fletcher which has been designated as a respiratory diagnostic clinic.
- If you have trouble breathing or are experiencing a medical emergency, GO directly to the closest emergency department or CALL 9-1-1 and inform the dispatcher you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
How do I know if I need a COVID-19 test?
Pardee closely follows and adheres to federal, state and local public health guidance regarding testing for COVID-19. The CDC recommendations for COVID-19 testing have been developed based on what is currently known about COVID-19 and are subject to change as additional information becomes available. Click here to review guidance on the appropriate use of testing for COVID-19.
Pardee UNC Health Care is committed to patient-centered, safe care throughout all of our hospitals and health care facilities. Due to the growing spread of coronavirus / COVID-19 in North Carolina, and to limit the risk of exposure for patients, caregivers, and employees, Pardee will be enacting more stringent restrictions for visitors at its facilities.
High Risk Patients
Although coronavirus (COVID-19) is new, experts know that older adults and those with underlying medical conditions are being more severely affected. Those who are at higher risk from coronavirus (COVID-19) should follow the CDC recommendations to help avoid becoming sick.