HCC is Working with Health and Social Care Partners to Support the Health and Well-Being of Area Residents. Please do your part to stay well by following CDC recommendations and getting vaccinated as soon as possible.​

INFORMATION ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINE:

Hotspot Advisories for Johnson, Lafayette, and Saline Counties, and LCHD Public Health Alert

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Facts | Moderna Vaccine Facts | Johnson & Johnson / Janssen Vaccine Facts

HCC is now offering vaccines to any Missourian who wants one! Learn more and schedule your appointment here.

The state of Missouri is currently working to vaccinate residents in priority Phases 1A and 1B. Learn more about vaccine availability and access for Missouri residents. Read the state of Missouri’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan here.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine has been authorized to include adolescents 12 through 15 years of age. Learn more.
 
J&J/Janssen Vaccine has been authorized for use again following a pause. Seek immediate medical care if you develop these symptoms after your vaccine. Patients with other clinical questions should contact their health care provider or call the COVID-19 hotline at 877.435.8411. | COVID-19 J&J/Janssen Vaccine Updates in Missouri
 

Keep up to date with vaccine distribution:

The Missouri COVID-19 Vaccinator Enrollment program is now open! Read the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) COVID-19 Vaccinator FAQs.

V-safe uses texts and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

Your choice to get vaccinated can make a positive impact on not only you and your family, but your entire community. Get the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine.

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS:

If you present with symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) at one of our Live Well Centers, our staff will take the appropriate measures to test for influenza (flu) A & B. Patients with flu or respiratory symptoms who test negative for flu A & B must self quarantine immediately.

You will be directed to a COVID-19 emergency response hotline for additional instruction. Live Well Centers are fully equipped to test for the flu. Please call one of our locations for an appointment.

Please take this pandemic seriously. The CDC recommends wearing a mask with multiple layers, keeping six feet of distance from others, and avoiding large crowds to best protect yourself and others against COVID-19. Read more about COVID-19 protections including the vaccine and remember these CDC recommendations:

1. Wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.

2. Use a hand sanitizer that has at least 60% alcohol.

3. Cough or sneeze into a tissue and throw it in the trash (clean your hands afterwards).

4. Wear a face covering in public. Avoid touching your eyes, ears, and mouth.

5. Stay home if you are sick.

If you have been exposed to COVID-19, or if you are experiencing symptoms, self quarantine immediately and call for instructions: 1-877-435-8411 – Nurse Hotline. For questions about COVID-19, call 660.259.2440 day or night.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION:

GUIDELINES AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR:

CDC RESOURCES:

OTHER HELPFUL CONTENT:

COVID-19 Vaccine Forum

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Resources

Rural-Specific Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccine

How to treat substance abuse during a pandemic

HHS best practice guide for mental health providers navigating telehealth policy changes during COVID-19

COVID-19 Impact on Community Health Center Visits, Revenue, and Jobs

Live Well Community Health Center Telehealth Visit Infographic

Q&A with Dr. Jeffrey Milbrandt, the Washington University researcher who worked on the new COVID-19 test

HELPFUL WEBSITES:

Helpful Phone Numbers:

  • DHSS Nurse hotline – 1-877-435-8411
  • Jackson County Health Department – 816-404-6416
  • Lafayette County Health Department – 660-259-4371
  • Saline County Health Department – 660-886-3434
  • Carroll County Health Department – 660-542-3247
  • Ray County Health Department – 816-776-5413

The Department of Mental Health’s Show Me Hope program provides a free, confidential, multilingual helpline available 24/7 for anyone experiencing emotional difficulties due to the pandemic.  All Missourians are eligible to use it, and it connects individuals to the DMH system of care.  The number is 800-985-5900.

Stress and isolation from the COVID-19 pandemic can increase mental health issues, substance use, and thoughts of suicide. Call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800.273.8255 and learn more about treatment and services in Missouri here.