What to Do if You Get Sick

If you have symptoms

Severe symptoms or physical distress:
Seek immediate attention. Go to the nearest emergency department.

Minor respiratory symptoms:
Call 866-GUTHRIE (866-488-4743).
7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday
Outside of these hours, call your Guthrie primary care provider’s office.

If you are concerned you have been exposed:
Call 866-GUTHRIE (866-488-4743).
7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday
Outside of these hours, call your Guthrie primary care provider’s office.

Symptoms of COVID-19

Symptoms can be similar to a cold or flu and can be mild or severe:

  • 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

Updated CDC List of Symptoms

Testing

We offer drive-up testing at locations across the system. Your doctor must place an order for the test. You will receive instructions on the testing process at the site where you have your test once you are registered.

Corning Centerway, Big Flats, Sayre, Towanda Hospital and Wellsboro:
Call 866-GUTHRIE (866-488-4743) to make a testing appointment.

Guthrie Cortland Medical Center:
Call 607-299-7676 to be screened and pre-register.

COVID-19 Test Charges

Self-Isolation

Whether you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are waiting for the results of a test, isolating yourself at home is the most important way to protect others.

If you live with others:

  • Try to stay in only one room of the house and, if possible, use a separate bathroom.
  • Don’t share dishes, utensils, towels or bedding. Wash each thoroughly after use.
  • Clean high-touch  surfaces daily. This includes counters, tables, doorknobs and bathroom fixtures.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw used tissues into a lined trash can, then wash your hands.

You should tell anyone you’ve been in contact with that you have or may have COVID-19, so they can monitor themselves for the signs of respiratory illness.

The only time you should leave home is to seek medical care. If you are in distress and need immediate help, go to the nearest emergency room. If you are experiencing less severe symptoms, call 866-GUTHRIE (866-488-4743) for an appointment.