Special to Iredell Free News

Davis Medical Group is now offering an easy-to-use screening option specific to COVID-19.

Individuals with concerns or mild to moderate symptoms specific to COVID-19 can use the provider’s VirtualHealthConnect app to speak with an experienced healthcare provider using a smartphone or computer.

Because virtual visits can take place from home, they can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

COVID-19 cannot be diagnosed through a virtual visit, but doctors can evaluate symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, discuss known risk factors, and answer questions. If testing is indicated, a referral can be provided to the right location for an in-person visit. Virtual visits are $40 and not covered by insurance.

Visit DavisRegional.com for information about how to download and use the VirtualHealthConnect app. Frequently asked questions are also provided.

A virtual visit or call to your physician’s office is the first step for those concerned about COVID-19 exposure.

Most people with COVID-19 will not heed hospital care and should follow instructions for appropriate testing locations, as needed. However, if you have chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, a severe headache of other life-threatening conditions, call 911.