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COVID-19 (coronavirus) Symptoms and Diagnosis

What are the symptoms of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection?

Patients with confirmed infection from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) reported these symptoms:

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

COVID-19 (coronavirus) Symptoms Chart

Call your doctor if you develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 (coronavirus) or have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

COVID-19 Screening Tool

The following COVID-19 Screening Tool was developed by Apple Inc. in partnership with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is not an endorsement of Apple Inc. and/or its products. This free screening tool is a resource for individuals and does not supersede directives from healthcare providers or state and local health official policy.


What should I do if I believe I may have been infected?

Request a COVID-19 Phone Screening
Get a phone screening from a UT Health RGV scheduling professional to determine if you need to get tested for COVID-19 at one of our testing sites. Individuals must be 18 years or older to be tested at the COVID-19 testing sites. There is no cost for the COVID-19 phone screening with the Patient Communication Center. For more information, visit the Phone Screening and On-site Testing FAQ page.


Call a UT Health RGV location before visiting
If you are experiencing symptoms, such as fever, shortness of breath, or cough and feel you may have contracted the COVID-19 (coronavirus), for your safety and the safety of everyone in the clinic, please do not enter the clinic. Instead, call the UT Health RGV clinical site directly and beforehand so our health care personnel can meet you outside and provide you guidance. View all UT Health RGV locations.

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What do I do if I’m sick (English)

¿Qué hago si estoy enfermo? (español)