Use this free online tool to assess your risk to COVID-19

Posted at 5:09 AM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 09:45:27-04

(WXYZ) — Beaumont Health launched a free online COVID-19 risk assessment tool Wednesday.

People can answer a series of questions about their symptoms and the assessment tool will help them determine whether to stay home or seek medical attention.

According to Beaumont, suggestions include:

  • Contacting a primary care physician.
  • Going to a curbside screening.
  • Seeking treatment at an emergency center.
  • Staying home and monitoring symptoms.

You can use the free online risk assessment tool here.

“Many people who become infected with COVID-19 can stay home and treat their symptoms with over the counter medication, unless their symptoms become severe. The primary symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath,” Dr. Nicholas Gilpin, Beaumont Health’s medical director of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology, said. “This online risk assessment tool will help our patients better understand what steps they should consider taking if they are not feeling well.”