PEORIA — In reaction to the spread of COVID-19, UnityPoint Health has created a respiratory triage call center.

Anyone who is experiencing respiratory symptoms and believes they need to be tested for COVID-19  can call 680-2850. A UnityPoint Health staff member will ask a series of questions to determine if testing is needed and help the caller determine what further steps need to be taken.

"The Respiratory Triage Line is operated by UnityPoint Health nursing staff and medical students, and they will advise on CDC guidelines for self-isolation if testing or a doctor's visit is not recommended based on the evaluation," said Eric Rahn, director of clinic operations for UnityPoint Health.

Call center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.