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A 56-year-old female asked:

Hello dr. i am a doctor myself. in the last 36 hrs i started with flu like symptoms: chills, body pains, dry cough, extreme tiredness and feverish (37,6). it is my opinion i should be tested for covid 19. would you agree? could you refer me?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
COVID 19 testing: HealthTap's free, public site is for education. We can't provide you with referrals on this portion of HealthTap. In South Africa- one consults with a medical provider who will determine need for COVID 19 testing. Consult your local primary care provider or use resources like “Talk –to-Doctor” on HealthTap. In USA testing policies vary by state.
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