A Message From Sunbelt Worksite Provider, HealthiestYou by Teladoc
As the COVID-19 outbreak unfolds, HealthiestYou by Teladoc’s commitment to providing high-quality care has never been more important. Virtual care is recommended by the CDC as the way to get care and advice and help avoid exposure and spread of potentially contagious viruses.
In these unpredictable times, doctors are available to help you remotely, working tirelessly to assure that your needs are resolved. We appreciate your patience during this time.
What is the coronavirus?
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus that was ﬁrst identiﬁed in China. It is contagious and includes symptoms like fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
How does the virus spread?
The virus spreads from person to person through coughing and sneezing. It can also be spread through infected surfaces or objects. You may be at greater risk if you have recently lived in or traveled to regions where there are current outbreaks or if you come into contact with someone who has the virus.
How to protect yourself:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid heavily public areas and touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms
- Seek medical advice or care if you develop a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing
What can you do?
- Call ahead before going in person to any doctor’s office.
- Don’t go to your local emergency room for COVID-19 testing. The ER is only for those who need the most critical care.
How can virtual care help during an outbreak?
Getting care and guidance from the comfort of your own home can put your mind at ease and help you avoid heavily public areas such as doctors’ offices and the ER, which can carry many germs. Our providers can evaluate your risk and advise you on next steps.
While there is no treatment for COVID-19, people who are mildly ill may be able to isolate and care for themselves at home.
For cases where in‐person care is needed, HealthiestYou by Teladoc will help navigate patients to appropriate resources and encourage patients to “let them know before you go” so that the in-person care facility can direct them appropriately and minimize potential exposure for others.
Interested in a HealthiestYou by Teladoc plan for you, your family, or your employees?
Call us at (800) 822-8045 or visit https://sunbeltworksite.com for more information or to get started!