Hospitals are currently overwhelmed due to the surge of critical COVID-19 cases. Get vaccinated to reduce your risk of severe illness and needing emergency care.
Visit scdhec.gov/COVID19 for more information.
- Do not call 911 or go to the emergency room if you:
- Want information about COVID-19
- Need a non-emergency doctor’s visit
- Want to get tested
- Have mild symptoms*
*Call your primary healthcare provider if you have mild symptoms, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
- Call 911 or go to the emergency room if you:
- Have difficulty breathing/choking
- Have an allergic reaction
- Have symptoms of heart attack/stroke
- Have unexpected or extreme confusion or disorientation
- Having difficulty speaking, walking or seeing
- Have expected severe or sharp pain