Visitor Restrictions to Duke Health Clinics Effective March 16
If you are planning a visit to one of our hospitals or clinics, be aware that visitor restrictions are in place to protect against the spread of COVID-19. Patients will be allowed one person over the age of 12 with them to any appointment. All patients and visitors will be screened for symptoms of illness upon arrival.
If you or our loved one is found to have symptoms related to COVID-19, you’ll be given information about what to do and asked to return home to help prevent the potential spread of illness.
Staying Healthy and Safe
Remember to wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. You can find more tips on our website.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other respiratory illnesses like the flu. These include fever, cough, and shortness of breath
If you have recently traveled and feel sick, call before visiting to your doctor’s office, urgent care clinic, or emergency room. Your doctor will let you know what to do next and if you need to be tested for COVID-19.
If you’re concerned that you’ve been exposed or have a general question about COVID-19, you can call:
- North Carolina COVID-19 Hotline at 866-462-3821 (open 24 hours, seven days a week)
- Duke Health COVID-19 Hotline at 919-385-0429 (8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday)