Concerns about COVID-19 are common at this time, and U-M created a central resource with information for everyone in our community. Please refer to it for updates, FAQs, announcements and more:
Important information for U-M students and other UHS patients
UHS is open during our usual business hours, and we are providing health care in new ways to meet your needs.
If you have concerns and need guidance related to possible exposure or test results:
- Please use the patient portal to contact your health care provider (you need an account) or
- Call UHS at 734-764-8320. Nurse Advice is available day or night. (when UHS is closed, nurses cannot give test results, renew prescriptions, or make or cancel appointments)
- For non-urgent matters, call UHS rather than the ER.
Testing: Per guidance from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Washtenaw County Health Department, and as described at Priorities for Testing Patients with Suspected COVID-19 Infection:
- We are testing Priority 1 and Priority 2 patients at this time.
- As supplies allow, we are also testing Priority 3 patients.
Activate your patient portal: It's more important than ever for patients to activate your online MyUofMHealth patient portal. You can do so here.
Please schedule an appointment or call before visiting for health care. By calling, you can get advice about visiting, plus Nurse Advice by Phone day or night. Call 734-764-8320. We have been experiencing high call volume, and we apologize for any delays.
Coping and Practicing Resilience: Tips for U-M Students
Are you feeling off-balance? If so, you’re not alone. Concerns about COVID-19 have brought rapid changes, which can bring stress, anxiety and fear. Your foundation may feel unstable, your grasp and sense of control may feel tenuous. See Coping and Practicing Resilience: Tips for U-M Students.
Are you ill?
Being ill, especially with COVID-19, can be tough emotionally and in other ways. Addressing Emotional Needs While You're Sick offers suggestions.
What is a COVID-19 viral test?
It is a diagnostic test for COVID-19. For more information on this test, see this article in the Journal of the American Medical Association
Antibody testing for the virus that causes COVID-19 is still in development. A positive antibody test probably means that a person has been infected, however antibody testing is not recommended to diagnose COVID-19 infection, including acute infection. In addition, if a person has antibodies, it does not necessarily mean that the person is immune from getting the virus again. For more, see Antibody Testing from the CDC.
Videos on COVID-19 from Dr. Rob Ernst
Dr. Ernst explains how to help prevent COVID-19 and more in these videos.
Plasma and blood donations are needed
If you have fully recovered from COVID-19, donating plasma may help others with this illness. Learn about donating plasma and complete an eligibility form on the American Red Cross website.
Healthy donors are needed to donate blood because blood supplies are critically low at this time. You can learn how to donate and schedule an appointment on the American Red Cross website.
How safe is intimacy with a partner?
Intimacy, Sex and COVID-19 from Harvard Health Publishing provides answers.
What is University Health Service doing about COVID-19?
UHS is coordinating with Washtenaw County Public Health, Michigan Medicine, the Provost Office, Global Michigan, the International Center, and other university stakeholders regarding response. UHS and Michigan Medicine have implemented additional screening for recent international travelers.