Increased Risk Factors

COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Please inform your provider if you’re at higher risk for severe illness.


Testing Information

The Washoe County Health District is offering free COVID-19 drive-thru testing. Testing is also being done at area hospitals. To get tested, residents must have symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat or loss of taste or smell,  per CDC guidance. Your physician can refer you to get tested, or you can complete a COVID-19 risk assessment through

  For all questions related to testing, please call the Washoe County Health District at (775) 328-2427.


University Health contact information

University Health is accepting new patients and same-day appointments. We offer in-person visits, as well as virtual visits from the convenience of your home.


In case of emergency

If you need immediate medical attention, do not drive to a hospital or emergency room. Please call 911, and REMSA will evaluate you for possible COVID-19 exposure and transport you to the appropriate health care facility.


Let’s work together to keep our community safe. We want you to know how to protect yourself and the people around you—and what to do if you’re not feeling well.

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