YKHC COVID-19 Testing Criteria

Updated April 15, 2020

YKHC is closely monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. We are working to keep our customers, employees and communities healthy. To prevent spread of the virus through our service area, we have instituted the following criteria for testing individuals for the novel coronavirus.

Testing will be offered to patients with the following:

New onset of any one of the following:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Diminished sense of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Fever (measured or subjective)
  • Headache
  • Muscle/joint aches
  • Nausea
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Sputum production

Individuals will also be tested at provider discretion. YKHC is currently not testing individuals without symptoms.

Individuals who meet these criteria should call 543-6949 in Bethel for testing referrals. In villages, call your clinic.

YKHC is providing regular updates on COVID-19 on our website, www.ykhc.org/covid-19.

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COVID-19: Call Before Seeking Care

If you have symptoms like a fever, cough or shortness of breath, do not go to your village clinic and do not go to the Emergency Room in Bethel. Instead, call your village clinic, or in Bethel, call 543-6949.