Are You Having Severe COVID-19 Symptoms And Need to be Seen by a Provider?

Most people who have coronavirus experience mild symptoms that can be treated at home.

Mild symptoms usually appear 2-14 days after exposure and may include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

However, some people, particularly those who have underlying health conditions, may experience more serious symptoms that require treatment at a hospital.

Serious coronavirus symptoms that could require emergency care include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or can't be woken up
  • Lips or face turning blue

If you have questions about your symptoms, call your doctor or healthcare provider.

If your symptoms are life-threatening, call 911 or go to the ER right away.


If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and need to be tested, please contact the Will County Health Department or the Illinois Department of Public Health.

If you've had a COVID test at Silver Cross, your results will be available through the My Silver Cross patient portal if you registered to use the portal.

If you need to be seen by a provider right away, in addition to our main Silver Cross Hospital Emergency Department in New Lenox, you can also receive care at:
Silver Cross Urgent Care

Pavilion D, 1851 Silver Cross Blvd., Suite 100

9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 7 days a week

Silver Cross Emergency Department, Homer Glen

12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen

Emergency Care Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.