Public Notice

Public Notice

Brunswick County Coronavirus Information

07.05.2020

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County Contact Information & Virtual Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Brunswick County is urging individuals to visit our website and to call or email county departments for assistance first before visiting county offices. The County now requires appointments for in-person visits. Not sure who to contact? Call our main line and we can help direct your calls.

  • Main County Contact Information: 910.253.2000 / 800.442.7033

 

Brunswick County Public Health Call Line and Email Information (Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

 

NC Public Health Call Line (Open 24/7)

  • Phone: 1.866.462.3821

 

North Carolina 2-1-1 Program

  • For COVID-19 questions, dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162
  • Sign up for updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211

 

The County has information and resources for individuals, businesses and municipalities that need assistance via the follow webpages:

Coronavirus Testing Information

Coronavirus Testing Information

Coronavirus tests are available in Brunswick County. If you suspect you have symptoms of coronavirus, you should contact your primary medical provider first to alert them of their symptoms and have a physician determine if a test is required and if they provide tests. If your need additional assistance to locate a provider to test, you should contact Brunswick County Health Services for assistance.

Scroll below for more information about COVID-19 screening and testing sites in Brunswick County.

Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

This list is not all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

It is ultimately up to the primary medical provider to determine who should get tested, however the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) issued updated guidance on who should be tested for COVID-19. The new guidance recommends that clinicians test any patient in whom COVID-19 is suspected.

The new guidance recommends clinicians ensure the following populations have access to testing, regardless of symptoms:

  • Anyone with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19.
  • Close contacts of known positive cases, regardless of symptoms.
  • The following groups are some of the populations with higher risk of exposure or a higher risk of severe disease if they become infected. People in these groups should get tested if they believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms.
    • People who live in or have regular contact with high-risk settings (e.g., long-term care facility, homeless shelter, correctional facility, migrant farmworker camp).
    • Historically marginalized populations who may be at higher risk for exposure.
    • Frontline and essential workers (grocery store clerks, gas station attendants, child care workers, construction sites, processing plants, etc.) in settings where social distancing is difficult to maintain.
    • Health care workers or first responders (e.g. EMS, law enforcement, fire department, military).
    • People who are at high risk of severe illness (e.g., people over 65 years of age, people of any age with underlying health conditions).
  • People who have attended protests, rallies, or other mass gatherings could have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or could have exposed others. Testing should be considered for people who attended such events, particularly if they were in crowds or other situations where they couldn’t practice effective social distancing.

Learn more about this new guidance on the NCDHHS website.

Anyone with more serious symptoms should call their doctor or 911 right away. More serious symptoms can include shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chest pain or pressure, confusion or blue lips.

Staying home is still the best way to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect North Carolinians. The NCDHHS encourages everyone to follow the three Ws when visiting any public area. These efforts work best when they are all practiced together by as many people as possible:

  • Wear a cloth face covering when in public (Make sure both your nose and mouth are fully covered and you are able to breathe normally while wearing it.)
  • Wait six feet apart to avoid close contact and maintain appropriate social distancing between yourself and others
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer while also following other best hygiene practices

People with mild symptoms should stay home

For people who think they might have COVID-19 and have mild symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends they stay home and call their doctor for medical advice. Most people who get COVID-19 will have mild illness and recover at home.

Household members and people who have been in close contact with someone who has had symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home as much as possible for 14 days and monitor themselves for symptoms. Close contact means within six feet for at least 10 minutes. If they start having symptoms of COVID-19, they should take the same steps to prevent spreading it.

Anyone with more serious symptoms should call their doctor or 911 right away. More serious symptoms can include shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chest pain or pressure, confusion or blue lips.

New Online Tools to Increase Access to Testing

Having more than tripled the amount of testing completed just a month ago, North Carolina continues to ramp up testing. The new online tools are intended to help people know if they may need a test, how to get a test, and monitor their own symptoms if advised to do so by a contact tracer. These tools include:

  • Check My Symptoms (ncdhhs.gov/symptoms), a public website that allows people to enter their symptoms to determine if they should consider getting tested for COVID-19. If a test is recommended, they will receive a link to a list of nearby testing sites via email or text.
  • Find My Testing Place (ncdhhs.gov/TestingPlace), a public website that allows people to enter their county or ZIP code and access a list of nearby testing site locations online.
  • COVID-19 Community Team Outreach (CCTO) Tool, a password-protected online software that helps people track their own symptoms if they have been advised to do so by the COVID-19 Community Team. It is also a platform that helps streamline and integrate contact tracing work across the state.

Coronavirus Information & Testing

You should contact your primary medical provider first if you have one to alert them of their symptoms and have a physician determine if a test is required and if they provide tests.

Remember to always contact these sites first to alert them of their symptoms so they can provide proper guidance and make preparations to best protect you and their staff.

  • Uninsured individuals can seek free testing at the following locations (call ahead to schedule a visit and alert physicians/staff about symptoms):
    • Brunswick County Health Services (Bolivia; Pediatrics Only): 910-253-2276
    • CommWell Health (Bolivia Site Only): 910-567-7114
    • Goshen Medical (Southport): 910-457-0070
    • CVS Pharmacy (Leland): Register in advance at https://www.cvs.com/ / 910-371-1464
Brunswick County Health Services  (Testing for those aged 17 and under)
  • 25 Courthouse Drive, Building A, Bolivia, NC 28422
  • 910-253-2276
  • Assist: Uninsured and Insured
  • Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Novant Health Oceanside Family
  • 5145 Sellers Rd, Shallotte, NC 28470
  • 910-754-4441
  • Assist: Uninsured and Insured
  • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Online coronavirus assessment tool found at novanthealth.org/coronavirus
  • 24/7 helpline for patients are experiencing symptoms and have questions on how to best seek care: 877-499-1697 or 877-9NOVANT
Dosher Urgent Care
CommWell Health
  • 4311 Old Ocean Hwy, Bolivia, NC 28422
  • 910-567-7114
  • Assist: Uninsured and Insured
  • Monday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Goshen Medical
  • 4654 Long Beach Rd, Southport, NC 28461
  • 910-457-0070 (calling ahead is recommended)
  • Assist: Uninsured and Insured
  • Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
CVS Pharmacy (Leland)
  • 1132 East Cutler Crossing, Leland, NC 28451
  • Register in advance at CVS.COM
  • 910-371-1464
  • Assist: Uninsured and Insured
Med First Primary and Urgent Care
  • 5130 Southport-Supply Rd SE, Southport, NC 28461
  • 910-269-2053
  • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
FastMed Urgent Care
  • 202 Village Rd, Leland, NC 28451
  • 910-782-3600
  • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Goshen Medical COVID-19 Outreach Sites (Selected Days and Locations as Listed Only)
Wednesday, June 17 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church / 9374 Southern Blvd, Winnabow, NC
Wednesday, July 1 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • St. John Missionary Baptist Church / 2586 Old Ocean Hwy, Bolivia, NC
Friday, July 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • First Baptist Southport / 619 N. Lloyd Street, Southport, NC
Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church / 719 Walnut Street, Wilmington, NC

Test Results

COVID-19 Test Reports in Brunswick County Among County Residents
Positive Cases (County Residents)654
Positive Cases Isolating at Home (County Residents)299 at 236 households
Positive Cases Isolating at a Hospital (County Residents)10
Recoveries Among Positive Cases (County Residents)339
Associated COVID-19 Deaths (County Residents)6
Statistics as of July 5, 2020 at 8 a.m.

 

COVID-19 Test Reports in Brunswick County Among Non-Residents
Positive Cases (Non-Residents)13
Positive Cases Isolating in the County (Non-Residents)2
Positive Cases Isolating at a Hospital (Non-Residents) 0
Recoveries Among Positive Cases (Non-Residents)6
Transferred Monitoring to Home County (Non-Residents)3
Associated COVID-19 Deaths (Non-Residents)2
Statistics as of July 5, 2020 at 8 a.m.

 

Note: Brunswick County Public Health is encouraging providers in the County’s jurisdiction to continue to report persons under investigation (PUI) at this time, however NCDHHS no longer mandates that the PUI form be completed and sent to the local health departments, which could result in under reporting of test counts. These numbers reflected the information reported to the County from local health care providers.

See the latest information from Brunswick County Health Services on COVID-19 and case counts.

Brunswick County also provides these numbers to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) for its case count webpage at https://www.ncdhhs.gov/covid-19-case-count-nc

Brunswick County Public Health Call Line and Email Information

Brunswick County Public Health Call Line (Available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

The County is operating a joint information center with a Public Health Call Line and email to answer residents’ coronavirus questions (available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Community Care of North Carolina’s  COVID-19 Triage Plus (Available 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily)

CCNC’s COVID-19 Triage Plus is a toll-free helpline aimed at answering patients’ COVID-19 questions and helping them find the care they need. COVID-19 Triage Plus staff are local, NC-licensed RNs experienced in care management who will assist any North Carolina resident regardless of insurance coverage or lack of coverage. Through an agreement with the NC Department of Health and Human Services, CCNC will staff this helpline from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.

  • COVID-19 Triage Plus Patient Information and Support Line: 1-877-490-6642

Individuals who have questions afterhours are encouraged to use the North Carolina 2-1-1 program or call the North Carolina Public Health Call Line, which has public health professionals available 24 hours a day every day to answer questions.

NC Public Health Call Line (Open 24/7)
  • 1.866.462.3821
North Carolina 2-1-1 Program
  • For COVID-19 questions, dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162
  • Sign up for updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211

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