COVID-19 Daily Update: Call Before You Come in for COVID-19 Testing

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Information and FAQs

Madison, Wisconsin - UW Health’s message to the community on Thursday, March 12 is: Call Before You Come In.

Any patient considering requesting testing for COVID-19 should:

Call the UW Health COVID-19 hotline (608) 720-5300, call ahead to your UW Health clinics or send a My Chart message BEFORE coming in.


UW Health will be only testing those with symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath, we also preferentially test those in our community with medical vulnerabilities such transplantation, heart disease, cancer, lung disease, diabetes, age greater than 60 and front-line health care workers with symptoms.

The COVID-19 situation is constantly evolving, and these decisions are made with the best interest of patient, staff and community in mind.


UW Health will provide a daily media update for the community. 



Video Update: Testing for COVID-19


Dr. Pothoff explains what you should think about if you're considering being tested for COVID-19.


Date Published: 03/12/2020

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