What to do if you are sick
The situation is rapidly evolving and recommendations from the CDC and the U.S. Department of State change daily. Members of the Vanderbilt community are encouraged to monitor the CDC and U.S. Department of State websites.
Those who believe they may have been exposed to or infected with the novel coronavirus should seek medical care right away. Before you go to a clinic, doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
All Vanderbilt University Medical Center health care providers, including the Student Health Center, will assess patients for potential COVID-19 infection. Those with cough and fever will be asked for a travel history to determine if they are at risk for the newly identified coronavirus. Patients who respond “yes” to these questions will be masked to protect other patients as the cause of their illness is being evaluated.
Vanderbilt’s insurance provider Aetna is taking significant steps in response to COVID-19. Effective immediately, Aetna will waive co-pays and member cost share for all diagnostic testing related to COVID-19. This will cover the test kit for patients who meet CDC guidelines for testing, which can be performed in any approved laboratory location.