Get coronavirus questions answered during ABC15 phone bank with Equality Health

Posted at 11:50 AM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 22:01:13-04

As news of coronavirus cases and impacts across the country continues to grow, questions around the virus and its spread are also keeping health professionals busy.

ABC15 is partnering with Equality Health medical professionals tonight for a phone bank from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to answer your questions surrounding the coronavirus.

Equality Health is a Phoenix-based, tech-enabled healthcare delivery system that partners with health plans to work with providers and improve patient experience across Arizona. The company's professionals will use guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, Arizona Department of Health Services, the World Health Organization, and healthcare best practices relating to virus outbreaks and infectious diseases.

Callers won't be diagnosed over the phone, but will be provided resources and valuable information, like symptoms of the virus.

"We can tell you your resources, where you can go for things, and also give you next steps," said Dr. Edmond Baker, medical director for Equality Health.

Dr. Baker will be joined by nine other Equality Health providers giving information for viewers who call in, or join us during a Facebook live from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Watch the Facebook Live from the Q&A below.

"If you have chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease and if this cough, shortness of breath, fever has lasted longer than four or five days, it's definitely important to call," Dr. Baker said.

The information expressed on is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult a physician or other healthcare professional for your specific healthcare or medical needs or concerns.