What to Do if You Become Ill

If you experience symptoms, stay home and contact a healthcare provider for guidance or a hospital emergency room if symptoms are severe. Call ahead before arriving at a health care facility.

  • If you are a Yale student or Yale Health member, you should contact Internal Medicine (203-432-0038), Student Health (203-432-0312), or Pediatrics (203-432-0206). For nights and weekends, please call Yale Health Acute Care (203-432-0123).
  • If you are an Aetna member or have other healthcare coverage, please contact your physician.
  • All members of the Yale community may also contact the Campus COVID Resource Line (203-432-6604).
  • Avoid contact with others and wear a face mask to limit the spread of infection. 
  • Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue or sleeve, not your hands. Wash your hands with soap and water after coughing, sneezing, and blowing your nose. (See CDC handwashing video.) Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable.
  • If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 outside of the Yale testing program:
    • Students and employees: Submit a copy of your positive test by completing the online form. Suspicious symptoms without a confirmatory positive test result will not be considered proof of infection. Please also contact your primary care provider to discuss care and possible treatments. 
    • Yale Health members (dependents): Contact your primary care provider to discuss care and possible treatments.