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.

About the Vaccine

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:

  • If a patient of MU Health Care, call your primary care provider’s office.
  • If not a patient of MU Health Care, visit Mizzou Quick Care or Mizzou Urgent Care, or call/see your primary care provider.

Anyone with a physician’s order for a COVID-19 test — whether from an MU Health Care provider or an outside provider — may be tested at any of our lab locations. A full list is available at

People with questions about how to access COVID-19 testing may contact our call center at 573-884-0948.

Patients suffering severe symptoms or breathing problems should go to the emergency department or call 911.


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