March 18, 2020
University of Missouri Health Care’s three Mizzou Quick Care locations, located within Columbia’s Hy-Vee grocery stores, will be closed to the public beginning tomorrow, March 19, until further notice. Closing of these three Mizzou Quick Care locations will allow MU Health Care staff to assist in other areas of the health system as demands for care increase related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
“We care deeply about the health and safety of our community,” said Anne Fitzsimmons, MD, MU Health Care Director of Ambulatory Services. “It is in the best interest of our patients that we relocate our current staff to assist with COVID-19 assessment and testing efforts.”
Patients seeking fast, convenient care for minor, non-life-threatening health issues are encouraged to visit Mizzou Urgent Care in south Columbia.
Individuals who are experiencing mild symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever and cough, who may have recently traveled to an area where COVID-19 is active, or who think they may have been exposed to the virus, can complete a free video visit by going to muhealthvideovisits.org.
Patients who have been assessed by a provider and have been given physician orders are encouraged to use MU Health Care’s drive-thru screening, which is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and located east of the Hearnes Center, near the Mizzou Softball Stadium.
Individuals who are experiencing shortness of breath or who have been instructed to go to an emergency room or clinic for further testing should call ahead before arriving. This will ensure health care staff are prepared for their arrival and can limit the individual’s contact with others and take steps to isolate them.
For more details about these additional services and information regarding COVID-19, visit muhealth.org/coronavirus.