As our state and nation navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, know that MU Health Care is here for you, and your safety is our top priority.

Our infectious disease experts are working closely with local and state public health agencies, as well as advising government officials, to ensure we remain prepared to provide the best care for our patients and to protect the community. And we are offering the COVID-19 vaccine to the community in cooperation with the state of Missouri.

We continue to meet the health care needs for the entire region, both in person and online. If you think you might have COVID-19, please read the information below to learn about your care options.

What should you do if you're sick?

If you develop mild symptoms consistent with a respiratory illness, you should seek care. With flu season upon us, it might be hard to tell if you have the flu or COVID-19 by symptoms alone.

Symptoms of COVID-19 might include chills, shortness of breath, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and loss of taste or smell. Learn more.

Who should be tested for COVID-19?

People who have symptoms listed should be assessed. Here are your options:

  • Call our free assessment line at 573-884-0948.
    • Available 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday
  • Schedule a virtual assessment through Mizzou Quick Care.
    • Each video visit will cost up to $59 depending on your insurance coverage.
  • Complete a video visit at
    • Each video visit will cost up to $59 depending on your insurance coverage.
  • Contact your primary care provider.

Once you have a doctor's order, you can be tested at our drive-thru clinic. Read here for details.

Note for referring providers: Providers who are not affiliated with MU Health Care may use their standard paper ordering process for COVID-19 testing.

Patients suffering severe symptoms, including trouble breathing, should visit the emergency department.


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