Do you have symptoms?

Last updated January 27, 2021.

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If you are not sick but have general questions about COVID-19, call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911.

Depending on how severe your symptoms are, you may or may not need medical attention. If you do need medical attention, consider a nurseline or telehealth.

COVID-19 symptoms may* include: 
  • Fever or chills,
  • Cough,
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing,
  • Fatigue,
  • Muscle or body aches,
  • Headache,
  • New loss of taste or smell,
  • Sore throat,
  • Congestion or runny nose,
  • Nausea or vomiting, and/or
  • Diarrhea.

*This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

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What should I do if my symptoms are...


Any of the above symptoms that are manageable without medical care. 

Make sure to isolate yourself.
If you are an older adult, or you have certain underlying medical conditions, you may want to check in with a health care provider to be prepared in case of worsening symptoms. If you have mild to moderate symptoms but are at risk of developing severe COVID-19, you may be eligible for COVID-19 antibody treatments.

Consider a nurseline or telehealth


Symptoms for which you need medical care, but it isn’t an emergency.

Continue to isolate yourself.

Consider a telehealth or nurseline.

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • Confusion 
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

Call 911 and tell the dispatcher your symptoms.

If you go to a hospital without calling 911, call the hospital ahead of time and tell them your symptoms. 

Your health care provider can help you determine if you need to be tested and help you find out where to go to get tested. More information about state lab testing

What is telehealth?

Telehealth is connecting with a doctor through an audio only or live-video and audio call. Using telehealth, a doctor can assess you, give you a treatment plan that fits your needs, recommend you for COVID-19 testing if applicable, or prescribe a medication.

Got health questions? Call your doctor or nurseline for medical advice. Got general COVID-19 questions? Call CO HELP 303-389-1687. 

Have a doctor?

Talk about your symptoms with your doctor or nurse advisor and ask about telehealth options so you can stay at home. If you have insurance, Telehealth & nurselines directory. A telehealth visit can be done with a phone call, using Facetime, Skype, Google video chats, or other telehealth services or apps. 

If you don’t have a doctor, check out what telehealth options your insurance company offers. 

No doctor or health insurance?

Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or in crisis?

Get support           
Here are a few teletherapy or telepsychiatry options provided by the Office of eHealth Innovation.

Please note that the state doesn’t exclusively endorse, fund, or contract with these telehealth apps and telehealth companies.

Call 911 for:
  • Symptoms of heart attack or stroke.

  • Difficulty breathing or choking.

  • Difficulty speaking, walking, or seeing.

  • An allergic reaction.

  • Confusion, dizziness, or disorientation. 

  • Sudden, severe pain.

Do not call 911 for:
  • Info about COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019).

  • A ride to the doctor's office.

  • COVID-19 testing.

  • Mild symptoms.

Infographic for when to call 911. Icons in red for when to call 911. Icons in blue for DO NOT call 911 for.

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