COVID-19 updates, Virtual Visits, and testing information
The safety of our employees and patients is always of utmost importance, and we pride ourselves in emphasizing health and wellness at all times. As always, we want to assure patients that we will continue in our commitment to provide a safe place for all.
We will continue to offer the use of Virtual Visits where possible, but we also recognize that Virtual Visits are not the best option for all patients. For this reason, we will be scheduling appointments with those who would benefit more from an in-person encounter.
Hand sanitizer will be available in all patient areas and common areas will be cleaned throughout the day. You may also notice redesigned waiting areas to allow for proper social distancing. We will continue to screen all patients and visitors upon entrance to the clinics, and we encourage all patients and visitors to wear a cloth face covering, per the CDC's recommendation, while in the clinics. Please remember that we are limiting visitors to one or none at this time, to keep traffic to a minimum. Additional questions can be directed to your individual clinic.
The cost for COVID-19 testing is $104. Federal law now requires all health insurers (except short-term plans) to cover all costs associated with COVID-19 testing without imposing any copays or deductibles and regardless of whether the provider is in-network. This requirement covers the test and the visit (whether in-person or via telehealth) that resulted in the order for the test. It will also cover antibody testing, when widely available. As insurers are required to reimburse out-of-network providers for these services, the CARES Act requires providers that order and/or provide testing to post the cash price of these services on their public website.
With a focus on patient, community, and employee health, our desire to be
"Partners for a Lifetime of Health" is at the core of who we are.
Northeast Missouri Health Council accepts private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, and offers discounted services through our Sliding Fee Scale. We are committed to providing comprehensive, high quality, affordable, and personalized care to all-regardless of income.