Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Updated Visitor Guidelines

Find out about the most recent visitor guideline updates for our clinics and hospitals.


If You Think You Have COVID-19

For Employees

Visit the Occupational Health Services website for detailed instructions about reporting COVID symptoms and COVID-positive test results. For additional COVID-19 information for employees, visit the COVID-19 Information page on the OHS website.

For Patients

Here are three options for Michigan Medicine patients who want to be evaluated for COVID-19. COVID-19 testing at our hospitals and health centers requires a referral, which you can get through the below options.

To find a COVID-19 testing site near you within the state of Michigan that doesn't require a referral, visit the Coronavirus Testing page on the website.

Call the COVID-19 Hotline

The hotline is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week, for Michigan Medicine patients.

Schedule a Virtual Care Visit

Submit an E-Visit or Urgent Care Video Visit for prompt evaluation for COVID-19 using MyUofMHealth patient portal.

Contact Primary Care

Established U-M primary care patients can contact their clinic for evaluation of COVID-19.

Please note: Stay at home and away from others if you are sick. In many cases, COVID-19 can be managed without emergency care. If you are not a Michigan Medicine patient and are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, contact your primary care provider. If you do not have a primary care provider, contact the State of Michigan Coronavirus Hotline at 888-535-6136.

If you test positive for COVID-19 at a non-U-M testing provider, please notify your Michigan Medicine provider through the MyUofMHealth patient portal or by calling your clinic.

About the New Medications to Treat COVID-19

The FDA has granted emergency use authorization to two drugs for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19: Paxlovid and EvuSheld.

  • Paxlovid: The State of Michigan expects to receive a limited supply of Paxlovid in January. Michigan Medicine does not anticipate receiving any supply initially, but we expect more in the coming months.
  • EvuSheld: Supply of EvuSheld is also extremely limited at this time. Michigan Medicine is prioritizing the use of EvuSheld for patients who are most severely immunocompromised and least likely to respond to the vaccine. Subspecialty clinics will be contacting patients as they are eligible.

For more information about Paxlovid and EvuSheld, visit our COVID-19 Treatments page.

NOTE: Drugs that may prevent or treat COVID-19 are not substitutions for vaccinations and booster shots.  The vaccine and booster shots are the most effective means to manage and minimize COVID-19 transmission and disease severity. Everyone who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and booster is highly encouraged to receive the shots. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccination.

More Information About COVID-19

For more about COVID-19, including information about symptoms, risk factors, treatments and frequently asked questions, visit the COVID-19 page in the Infectious Disease Conditions & Treatments section of our website.

For information about COVID-19 specific to the state of Michigan, visit the State of Michigan COVID-19 website. To find a COVID-19 testing location, visit the COVID-19 Test Finder page on the website.

For more up-to-date medical information about COVID-19, including what to do if you're sick, symptoms, data, and more, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 website.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Video Playlist

To view other videos in the playlist, click on the playlist icon in the upper right of the video screen.

For more videos like these, visit the Michigan Medicine YouTube.