Last updated January 27, 2021.
If you are not sick but have general questions about COVID-19, call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911.
Depending on how severe your symptoms are, you may or may not need medical attention. If you do need medical attention, consider a nurseline or telehealth.
COVID-19 symptoms may* include:
- Fever or chills,
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing,
- Muscle or body aches,
- New loss of taste or smell,
- Sore throat,
- Congestion or runny nose,
- Nausea or vomiting, and/or
*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
What should I do if my symptoms are...
Any of the above symptoms that are manageable without medical care.
Make sure to isolate yourself.
If you are an older adult, or you have certain underlying medical conditions, you may want to check in with a health care provider to be prepared in case of worsening symptoms. If you have mild to moderate symptoms but are at risk of developing severe COVID-19, you may be eligible for COVID-19 antibody treatments.
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
Call 911 and tell the dispatcher your symptoms.
If you go to a hospital without calling 911, call the hospital ahead of time and tell them your symptoms.
What is telehealth?
Telehealth is connecting with a doctor through an audio only or live-video and audio call. Using telehealth, a doctor can assess you, give you a treatment plan that fits your needs, recommend you for COVID-19 testing if applicable, or prescribe a medication.
Got health questions? Call your doctor or nurseline for medical advice. Got general COVID-19 questions? Call CO HELP 303-389-1687.
Have a doctor?
Talk about your symptoms with your doctor or nurse advisor and ask about telehealth options so you can stay at home. If you have insurance, Telehealth & nurselines directory. A telehealth visit can be done with a phone call, using Facetime, Skype, Google video chats, or other telehealth services or apps.
If you don’t have a doctor, check out what telehealth options your insurance company offers.
- See a list of telehealth providers covered by your insurance company.
- You can also call your insurance company and ask about telehealth or mobile health care options.
- Mobile health is also a way to receive care in your home.
No doctor or health insurance?
- Google or search phone app store for telehealth, teledoctor, or telemedicine.
- For Apple devices, view a list of telehealth apps curated by Apple.
- For Android devices, view a list of telehealth apps curated by Google Play.
- Curated list of free apps for checking your symptoms, mental health, and more, provided by the Office of eHealth Innovation.
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or in crisis?
Here are a few teletherapy or telepsychiatry options provided by the Office of eHealth Innovation.
Please note that the state doesn’t exclusively endorse, fund, or contract with these telehealth apps and telehealth companies.
Call 911 for:
Symptoms of heart attack or stroke.
Difficulty breathing or choking.
Difficulty speaking, walking, or seeing.
An allergic reaction.
Confusion, dizziness, or disorientation.
Sudden, severe pain.
Do not call 911 for:
Info about COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019).
A ride to the doctor's office.