Updated Feb. 8, 2023
If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19, you may be worried for yourself and others with whom you've recently spent time. Below are steps to ensure you have the best chance for recovery and to help reduce your chance of infecting others.
With a confirmed positive COVID-19 test, you are most likely being sent home to rest, stay away from others, and recover. This is the case for more than 95% of people, as their symptoms do not require hospitalization. Some people have a higher risk for complications and should be monitored extra closely. For most people, COVID-19 symptoms tend to go away naturally as the body works to recover from infection.
Get more information on quarantine and isolation guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
If you have serious symptoms of illness, contact your primary care provider. UC Davis Health patients can use the MyUCDavisHealth symptom tracker to evaluate whether to seek help. Telehealth video visits and Express Care are also available.
If you have a medical emergency, call 911 and notify them of your COVID-19 symptoms.
If you test positive for COVID-19 at home, you can contact your primary care provider about a prescription for Paxlovid.
Patients who receive primary care or specialty care from UC Davis Health can schedule a telehealth video visit with Express Care.
To help limit spread of COVID-19, we have policies for visits to our hospital and outpatient clinics.
UC Davis Medical Center visitor policy