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KSMU is dedicated to broadcasting critically important information as our community experiences the COVID-19 pandemic. Below, you'll find our ongoing coverage.

CoxHealth Virtual Visits Free To Anyone Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms

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CoxHealth is offering free Virtual Visits to anyone in southwest Missouri who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

According to CoxHealth, to be evaluated, individuals should use code COVID when beginning a Virtual Visit. This service is available to anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, which include a fever, cough and respiratory distress. Patients at risk may also have traveled to areas with widespread disease. If a provider feels a patient should be tested, he or she will make a referral, according to a CoxHealth news release.

“The availability of Virtual Visits by anyone, regardless of insurance or ability to pay, aligns with public health goals of keeping the disease from spreading throughout the community. This approach also prevents the spread of illness in medical facilities, and protects the local health care workforce so they can be ready to help those who need assistance,” the news release states.

To start a Virtual Visit, click here.