Scripps Health La Jolla introduces three new initiatives to fight the spread of COVID-19

LA JOLLA (KUSI) – Health care systems around the County of San Diego are gearing up to diagnose and treat people with COVID-19.

Friday, Scripps Health launched three new operations related to the outbreak. In house testing, dedicated call center, and drive-thru testing are all ready for use in case the coronavirus pandemic grows.

The Scripps Health COVID-19 nurse line, at 888-261-8431, connects patients to a team of nurses dedicated to screening people with symptoms associated with the new coronavirus.

Scripps Health says, “Anyone who calls the nurse line will be connected to a nurse at the COVID-19 call center who will ask a series of questions designed to evaluate the caller’s potential risk for coronavirus infection. As warranted, the caller will be connected to a provider via video chat for further evaluation.”

KUSI’s Sasha Foo was live at Scripps Health in La Jolla with the details.

For additional information on Scripps Health’s COVID-19 operations, click here.

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