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Medical Guidance

When should I seek medical help?

Please call your primary health care provider or your IU campus health center if, in the past 14 days, you:

  • Have a new cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, or muscle aches. The CDC recently added six symptoms to watch for that may come with the disease: chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell.

Campus health centers

  • IU Bloomington: Call the IU Health Center at 812-855-4011. When calling after hours, you will be connected with an on-call nurse. If you’re not a student, call your health care provider.
  • IUPUI: Call IUPUI Campus Health at 317-274-8214 or 317-274-2274 to schedule an appointment.
  • Regional campuses: Contact your health care provider to make an appointment.

When you call, please inform your primary health care provider or campus health center of your symptoms and recent travel or potential exposure before going to the health facility.

Most cases of COVID-19 are mild and most people have recovered without issue. IU will continue to monitor the situation closely and plan and prepare for various scenarios.

See CDC information on COVID-19 symptoms

IU Health coronavirus screening app

IU Health has launched a free, COVID-19 virtual clinic screening option for all individuals in Indiana, regardless of age. The clinic will screen patients from home via the IU Health Virtual Visit app, potentially eliminating the need to visit physician offices, urgent cares, or emergency departments. They can recommend and facilitate appropriate pathways for care, and provide direct access and communication with local hospitals as medically appropriate.

Learn how to download and connect to app.