Solidarity Blog

Coronavirus Readiness

Dear Members of Solidarity,

At Solidarity HealthShare, your healthcare is our number one priority.  With rising concerns over the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to assure you that our sharing power is stable, and we are ready to support one another in this season.

As people of faith we stand on God’s word to Be Not Afraid! 

Remember, any medically necessary care related to infectious disease is eligible for sharing.

If you have any concerns that you may have been exposed to Coronavirus, or have any symptoms that you are concerned about, we recommend you reach out to your primary care or family physician.

We also encourage you to take full advantage of our telemedicine program, DialCare. The telehealth doctors can provide screening for COVID-19 and other illnesses, answer your questions, evaluate your risk of infection, and recommend your next steps through phone or video chat. If you have any questions or concerns, our telemedicine physicians can be reached anytime.

To get started, please visit or call 1-833-795-7781 to register and book an appointment today. As we continue to monitor the Coronavirus situation, we will keep you up-to-date on any new information as it relates to your Solidarity HealthShare membership.

In the meantime, here are some facts about the Coronavirus as well as ten common sense tips on staying healthy during this time of increased concern.

Coronavirus Facts

  • Coronavirus is a respiratory illness. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
  • The virus is spread between people through droplets produced in the respiratory tract usually from sneezing or coughing.
  • The virus is also spread through contaminated surfaces or objects.
  • The majority (over 80%) of the cases are mild and many people may never know they are even sick with it.
  • There is a lower risk of mortality in the younger and already heathy people.
  • At the time of this communication, the current number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide is 125,048.
  • At the time of this communication, the current number of people who have passed away worldwide from COVID-19 is 4,613.

10 Common Sense Tips for Staying Healthy

  1. Trust in God – stress suppresses immunity, weakening defenses to infections
  2. Pray daily – grace is real, miracles are real
  3. Wash your hands frequently – at least 20 seconds at a time (the time it takes to pray an Our Father)
  4. Practice good hygiene – avoid touching face, mouth, and clean all surfaces
  5. Fist bumps instead of handshakes – fist bumps pass 1/10th the germs of a firm handshake
  6. Get a good night’s sleep – sleep improves overall immune function
  7. Exercise regularly – movement aids the body in staying healthy
  8. Enjoy the outdoors – being outdoors allows the body to relax, supporting health
  9. Eat fruits and veggies – reduce the amount of processed sugar in your diet
  10. Stay informed – continue to keep an eye on what is happening around the world

Please join us in praying for those who have died of the Coronavirus, for those who are still sick, for their loved ones and care givers, and for all the scientists, researchers, and physicians seeking solutions. The Lord is with us, be not afraid!


Dr. John Oertle

Solidarity HealthShare

Chief Medical Officer

“It is the Lord who goes before you; he will be with you and will never fail you or forsake you.  So do not fear or be dismayed. ”

– Deuteronomy 31:8