VUMC establishes COVID-19 hotline for its employees and patients

Vanderbilt University Medical Center now has a dedicated hotline for its patients and employees who are concerned they could be ill with COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus.

This number is (888) 312-0847. This line is answered 7 days a week, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Before calling, please consider that if you do not have symptoms and would not ordinarily see your doctor based on how you feel now, you do not need evaluation or testing for COVID-19.

At this time, VUMC clinicians will not test patients for COVID-19 who are not exhibiting symptoms of fever, cough and difficulty breathing.      

However, if you are a VUMC patient or employee and feel that you are ill, please call the hotline at (888) 312-0847 to be screened. 

If you have respiratory symptoms (cough, sneezing, difficulty breathing), please call any clinic before you arrive, so that you can be given a mask before entering the facility.