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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

COVID-19 Testing at Phelps Health

If you think you have COVID-19 and/or want to get tested at Phelps Health, please read these reminders.

COVID-19 Exposure: If you have been exposed to COVID-19, but are asymptomatic (you have no symptoms of illness), please stay home and monitor for symptoms. If you develop symptoms, please contact your doctor or healthcare provider for care instructions.

COVID-19 At-Home Tests: At-home COVID-19 tests are accurate, and you do not need follow-up testing. If your at-home test shows that you are positive for COVID-19, contact your doctor or healthcare provider for treatment options.

Free testing resources:

🏡 State at-home test portal (PCR): Health.Mo.Gov/test

🧪 Federal at-home test portal (antigen):

Reminder: Always call your primary care physician or provider first. Your doctor’s office may be able to help.

Travelers: At this time, we are unable to screen travelers for flights due to limited resources and high demand at our Immediate Care clinics. Please contact your Phelps Health doctor or healthcare provider for testing options, or you can call your local pharmacy for travel testing assistance.

If you are not a current Phelps Health patient, you can establish care with a Phelps Health primary care physician or provider today by calling (573) 364-9000.

Monitoring Update: COVID-19 at-home test kits are available for purchase at local pharmacies. 

COVID-19 Updates at Phelps Health

As of: January 27, 2022

Current COVID-19 Inpatient Census


Total Current Inpatient Census


COVID-19 Deaths in January


% of current COVID-19 inpatients who are unvaccinated


Inpatient Current Status

Near Capacity

ICU Current Status

At Capacity
Click here for hospitalized data for the month of August 2021

Hospitals and health systems, including Phelps Health, continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19. For more information about cases in the state, visit Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

According to the CDC, reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

What can you do to reduce your risk of getting coronavirus?

Follow CDC guidelines for prevention, which include:

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