What you need to know about Coronavirus

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Updated 5/6/20

You can find the most updated guidance about how to take care of yourself on the Los Angeles Department of Public Health website.

What should I do if I have cold or flu-like symptoms?

Most people with mild cold and flu-like symptoms will get better without seeing a doctor and without antibiotics.

If you are mildly sick, stay home for at least seven days or until 72 hours after being fever free, whichever is longer.

If you do not improve after a week or if you develop any of the following symptoms, please call us at (310) 392-8636 or seek medical attention:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

If you are elderly, pregnant, or have underlying health conditions, you should contact your provider early, especially if your symptoms get worse.

If I am sick, how do I keep others from getting sick?

  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Throw used tissues in a lined trashcan, then immediately wash your hands.
  • Clean your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol- based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of the hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

What if I need medical attention?

If you have a cough, shortness of breath or fever please call us at (310) 392-8636 before you come to the Clinic. We will help you assess your situation and determine the best thing for you to do to get help.


For the latest information, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website or the Los Angeles Department of Public Health website.