H1N1 Call Center - 888-375-H1N1

Launched Nov. 9, 2009, the Beaumont H1N1 Call Center was created to help health care consumers identify flu symptoms and understand their options for treating suspected flu.

Staffed by registered nurses, the center is a toll-free, 24-hour-a-day community resource for timely, accurate information about flu symptoms and when and where to seek medical attention.

Symptoms reported with the H1N1 virus include those experienced with the seasonal flu, such as fever, sore throat, cough, body aches, headaches, chills and fatigue. Most individuals who contract H1N1 recover without requiring medical treatment. However, certain individuals are at higher risk of developing severe symptoms that require medical care and possibly hospitalization. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these individuals include those who:

  • are under the age of 25
  • are pregnant
  • have chronic medical conditions
  • have suppressed immune systems