Text Updates, Nurse on Call, and Resource Hotline through Oakland County

Text Updates, Nurse on Call, and Resource Hotline through Oakland County

(Oakland County, March 19, 2020)

Oakland County residents interested in receiving the latest updates on the coronavirus can receive them by text, County Executive David Coulter said today.

Interested residents should text OAKGOV to 28748 for the latest information on COVID-19 from the Oakland County Health Division, other county agencies and suggest resources available for those affected by the virus.

“For those of us who rely on our phones this is an easy way to receive updates,” Coulter said. “We want our residents to stay current with important information as it becomes available. This gives them another tool to help keep them and their family safe during this public health emergency.”

The texts will be sent as important updates become available and is one of several tools the county has to keep residents informed.

The Health Division’s Nurse on Call (NOC) telephone service, 1-800-848-5533, offers information regarding communicable diseases including the coronavirus, pregnancy and child health, nutrition, and referrals to health-related resources in the county. Calls are answered by Health Division public health nurses. Inquiries are also taken at noc@oakgov.com.

NOC Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The county offers a second hotline, 1-248-1000, that can put residents in touch with non-health services. The hotline is staffed from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

About the author

Oakland County Times has written 11670 articles for Oakland County Times

The Oakland County Times started with one city in 2009 and has grown to the community news hub you see today. Contact editor@oc115.com if you have any questions, comments, event listings, etc. Please support this work by becoming an advertising sponsor or check out our online community garden. Also happy to hear tips and story ideas.

Comments are closed.