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:
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.
Keep up to date with vaccine distribution:
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:
- HRSA COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
- Health and Prevention: When you can be around others after having / being exposed to COVID-19
- People at Higher Risk: Rural communities need to take extra precautions with COVID-19
- Coronavirus variants slated to be more transmissible
- The Find a Health Center Tool identifies COVID-19 screening and testing near you
GUIDELINES AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR:
- Schools & Childcare
- Faith-based Organizations
- Businesses & Workplaces
- Revised Nursing Home Visitor Guidance
- Health Centers and Partners
- Social Media Toolkit
- How to clean and disinfect your home if someone has COVID-19
- Guidelines for shopping for food and other household essentials
- “I had COVID-19 but no symptoms. When can I be with others?” – Watch Video
OTHER HELPFUL CONTENT:
How to treat substance abuse during a pandemic
HHS best practice guide for mental health providers navigating telehealth policy changes during COVID-19
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
- COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance Claims Tracker
- CDC website
- DHSS website
- World Health Organization
- National Association of Community Health Centers
- National Rural Health Association
- Center for Connected Health Policy
- Gov. Michael Parson
- Sen. Roy Blunt
- Sen. Josh Hawley
- Rep. Emanuel Cleaver
- Lafayette County Health Department
- Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center
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.