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Neil Brown, MD
Chief Medical Officer
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Our medical providers work around the clock to make sure that everyone, insurance or not, has support.
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Our app compares your symptoms to others, giving you information on how People Like You were diagnosed and treated.
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Frequently asked questions
How do you help treat COVID-19?
Our free Symptom Checker can provide you with information to help you identify if your symptoms might be related to COVID-19, and the medical providers practicing on our platform can give guidance and advice around your COVID-19 concerns.
Providers can also prescribe medications like Paxlovid if clinically appropriate.
What should I do if I start to feel sick?
If you develop any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, you should:
- talk to a doctor as soon as you can, whether in person or through a virtual platform like K Health.
- stay home, except to get medical care. Call ahead before visiting a doctor in person.
- wear a mask to avoid spreading germs if you need to be near other people.
- cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated and eat enough food to keep your energy up.
- watch out for emergency warning signs for COVID-19, including difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion or sleepiness, or bluish lips or face. If you develop any of these symptoms, get medical attention immediately.
How is COVID-19 transmitted?
COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person, typically through respiratory droplets expelled from coughing, sneezing, or talking. It’s possible, but rarer, to get the coronavirus from touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your own mouth, nose, or eyes.
Is there a cure for COVID-19?
No, there is currently no cure for COVID-19. However, there are multiple vaccines approved by the FDA that can help protect you from getting severely ill from the virus.
Plus, the FDA has now authorized multiple anti-viral medications to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 if you’re more likely to get very sick, including remdesivir (Veklury), which is taken as an IV infusion at a healthcare facility, and Paxlovid, which can be taken at home.
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