COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is a disease caused by a virus named SARS-CoV-2. It can be very contagious and spreads quickly. Over one million people have died from COVID-19 in the United States. However, as of May 11, 2023, COVID-19 is no longer considered a public health emergency. This means most tools, like vaccines, treatments and testing, will remain available. But, some tools, like certain data sources and reporting, will change.
If you need to get tested, please contact your healthcare provider about testing or visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC’s) No Cost COVID-19 Testing Locator.
COVID-19 vaccines are available and are safe and effective. For information about COVID-19 vaccines, visit the CDC website. To find a COVID-19 vaccine near you, search vaccines.gov or call 1.800.232.0233.
While most people with COVID-19 recover and return to normal health within a few weeks, others have symptoms that linger for months after recovery. Even people who have had mild versions of the virus can experience persistent or late symptoms. These people are often referred to as "long haulers" and the condition has been termed post-COVID syndrome or "long COVID-19." If you are experiencing any of these post-COVID symptoms, the Summa Health Post-COVID Clinic can help. Contact Summa Health Pulmonary Medicine at 888.265.6618 to begin your comprehensive plan of care.
For questions related to your coverage for telehealth, testing and other services related to COVID-19, contact your insurance provider.