What to Expect at Your Clinic Appointment — Health Screening

Last modified: November 3, 2021
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To have a face-to-face visit at UAMS, you must be free of COVID-19 symptoms. DO NOT come to your appointment if you have symptoms or think you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been tested but do not know your test results, call your clinic to see if you should have a phone or video visit or reschedule your appointment.

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or a combination of symptoms may have COVID-19:

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

Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness. If you have these symptoms or have been around someone who has COVID-19, go to the UAMS drive-thru screening at the main campus to be tested for COVID-19.

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Some of these documents have been developed based on current needs and experiences. UAMS is an entity of the state which may have different requirements under federal and state law than your hospital, doctors, and other providers. This information is provided as a public service in response to continuing questions from various community providers. All information is subject to change as our response to this pandemic challenge continues. Consult your practice or facility leadership before adopting any practices or protocols provided here.