COVID-19
Information

Anyone who has recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread AND develops a fever, cough or other respiratory symptoms, please follow the steps below.

Tulsa County residents should call:
Tulsa City County Health Department
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m: 918-595-4399
After 5:00 p.m.: 918-582-9355

Residents outside of Tulsa County should call:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Call Center: 877-215-8336

Regardless of your location, if you are a patient within the OSU Medicine or OSU Medical Center system, you can also call your primary care provider office during regular business hours or the emergency department at OSU Medical Center.

When you call, you may be asked to call ahead prior to your visit so that the clinical staff can adequately prepare for your arrival. Special procedures may include meeting you at your car to provide you with a mask before entering the facility to avoid exposure to other patients. You may also be asked to arrive at a designated entrance to allow you to enter the facility in a particular area to avoid potentially crowded waiting rooms.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best way to prevent infection is to follow the always- recommended best practices for hand washing and personal hygiene.

Wash hands often with soap and water and for at least 20 seconds. Here is a link to the CDC guide to proper hand washing practices.
When soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizers should be used. It is recommended that you choose a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol content.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick or who have been exposed to those who are sick.
Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth. COVID-19 and the flu are both spread by aerosolized droplets produced by an infected person.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue. If a tissue is not available, sneezing or coughing into your arm/elbow is recommended as to avoid contaminating your hand with respiratory droplets that could then be spread to your face or transmitted to other surfaces.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as your phone, door knobs, keyboards, counters, etc.
Stay home when you are sick!

Centers for Disease Control
The CDC is the best resource for information about COVID-19. Their site includes information about the virus, how it spreads, symptoms and recommendations for prevention and treatment. It also provides the most up to date information about the situation both nationally and internationally. Learn More.

Tulsa City County Health Department
The Tulsa City County Health Department is a resource for public health information for the Tulsa region. They are in regular contact with local and state health departments to ensure there is a coordinated and consistent response plan for our region. Learn More.

Oklahoma State Department of Health
The Oklahoma State Department of Health works closely with regional health departments as well as federal health agencies, such as the CDC, to monitor and plan for issues related to COVID-19. Updates related to suspected or active cases of COVID-19 are published on their website as available. Learn More.

Results for COVID tests taken in the ER or in the hospital while a patient, are usually available 3-5 days after testing. To access your results quickly, use the online Patient Portal. Your email address must be on file at OSU Medical Center to enroll online. If you need help enrolling, contact 918-599-5211.

If you are not able to access the Patient Portal, records may be requested from the Medical Records department by completing an Authorization To Release Information form. Medical records cannot provide results over the telephone.

Use MyChart to access results for COVID tests taken at the OSU Medicine testing site near Southwest Blvd.

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