Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the number of coronavirus cases grows in the state, you may be wondering how MU Health Care is adapting and continuing to care for the community. Know that your safety is our top priority.

Our infectious disease experts are working closely with local and state public health agencies, as well as following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to ensure we have the most up-to-date information and best care plans for our patients.

Letter from the CEO

To our family, friends and neighbors: a letter from CEO Jonathan Curtright

Read the letter

 

If you have questions or comments, we want to hear from you.

What should you do if you're sick?

If you develop symptoms consistent with a respiratory illness, please stay home. If you get sick and need to seek care, we have you covered.

If you are sick with illnesses such as cold, pink eye or other non-COVID-19 ailment, our urgent care video visits are a great way to get care and avoid waiting rooms. You can access these visits by going to muhealthvideovisits.org.

Who should be tested for COVID-19?

People who have respiratory illness symptoms, including fever and cough can be assessed by a doctor. Here are your options:

  • Choose the “COVID-19 Video Visit” option at muhealthvideovisits.org. This video visit assessment is free.
  • Contact your primary care provider.

If you get 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.

How is MU Health Care adapting?

The increase of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the state has prompted MU Health Care to enhance its visitation policy for the safety and wellness of employees, patients and visitors. Learn more:

Visitor Policy

Please consider sending your loved one a free Cheer Card, or visit them virtually via FaceTime, Skype, Zoom or other digital applications.

Learn more about changes at our clinics, pharmacies and gift shops. Read more.

How can I help?

We are overwhelmed and touched by the community’s support and desire to help.

At this time, MU Health Care has an adequate supply of N95 masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE). We will continue to closely monitor these supplies and have updated day-to-day practices to use resources efficiently to keep employees and patients safe now and into the future.

Accepted items

Many community members have graciously expressed an interest in donating supplies. Items for donation could include:  

  • surgical/procedural masks
  • isolation masks
  • N95 and KN95 masks
  • hand sanitizer
  • Clorox wipes (2-3) placed in individual baggies for staff to wipe off their steering wheel and other high-touch items

Donations may be dropped off at 2910 LeMone Industrial Blvd. from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

If you want to donate something not on this list, or if you'd like to talk to our giving team, please fill out this form.

Hand-sewn masks

We are working on a limited turn of kits for hand-sewn masks. If you are interested to be placed on a waiting list, please fill out this form. Note: Because of the volume of responses, we might not be able to reply to every inquiry. Know that we appreciate your support!

Monetary donations

Another great way to help is to consider a donation to our COVID-19 Relief Fund. Your gift will be used to address the needs of patients and caregivers impacted by COVID-19 and to support emergent areas of greatest need.

COVID-19 fund