CARING FOR OUR NEIGHBORS IN OZARK MOUNTAIN COUNTRY
Faith Community Health offers this page of COVID-19 resources for our patients, friends, and neighbors. It is updated daily. Click the links below to get started:
For the protection of our patients, per CDC guidelines, Faith Community Health is operating expanded hours with reduced patient appointments at this time, minimizing patient exposures.
Our hours are:
MONDAY 9 AM – 4 PM
TUESDAY 9 AM – 5 PM
WEDNESDAY 9AM – 4PM
THURSDAY 9AM – 4PM
FRIDAY 8AM – 1PM
Please call 417-336-9355 to schedule an appointment BEFORE coming to the clinic.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN VISITING OUR CLINIC
Our medication office is open. Call in your prescription at 417-336-9355. We do ask that you call in your prescription 3-days prior to pickup. Please use the waiting area and the window to the right as you enter our lobby. We are converting prescriptions to 90-day refills whenever possible. (Remember there is a $10 per month admin fee for prescriptions. For 90-day refills, the fee is $30 to cover three months. Questions? Call 417-336-9355)
The FaithCare Virtual Visits service, powered by CoxHealth, is available to our FaithCare members. Please click here for more information on using your FaithCare Virtual Visits member benefits.
FAITHCARE FOR EMPLOYERS
Due to developments with COVID-19, we’ve seen an increased interest by employers looking for affordable benefit solutions to keep their employees healthy. FaithCare is a member benefit program that starts at $29/mo and costs only $10 to see the doctor or get prescriptions. Find out all the details here.
STONE & TANEY COUNTIES COVID-19 SERVICES (pdf document)
BOXES OF HOPE: Boxes of supplies and encouragement are specifically delivered to those who have contracted COVID-19 or are quarantined, or caring for a vulnerable loved one.
CORE-USA.ORG: Will pick up and deliver groceries for you. Contact for more information.
TANEY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT UPDATES
The basic signs of COVID-19 are: (the CDC added new symptoms June 2020)
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
The symptoms can appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
According to the Taney County Health Department, the majority of cases are mild. However, if you are unsure whether to seek medical attention or not, you can use an online Self-Checker through the CDC, visit CoxHealth for a free Virtual Visit (use code COVID), or if you are a patient of Faith Community Health, you may call us at 417-336-9355 with your questions and concerns.
WHEN TO SEEK EMERGENCY MEDICAL ATTENTION:
According to the CDC, watch for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.
IS IT A COLD, FLU, ALLERGIES, OR COVID?: Symptom Comparision (Infographic)
(Infographic) Cleaning & Disinfecting Your Home When Someone Is Sick
If you think you may have COVID-19 or you have been directly exposed to someone diagnosed with the virus, please speak with a medical professional through the CoxHealth Virtual Visits website. The visit is free and the provider will arrange for testing if warranted.
TANEY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT: ph. 417-546-4725
STONE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT: ph. 417-357-6134
I know we’ve heard this countless times, but washing your hands is one of the best preventative actions you can take to protect your health and the health of those around you. We found this video on hand-washing by Alton Brown to be both incredibly informative and entertaining.
If you are feeling unwell, stay home! Even if you have the sniffles, better to stay home and wait until you are perfectly well. Unsure whether your symptoms are allergies, a cold, or something else? Give your primary doctor a call. Faith Community Health patients can call our clinic at 417-336-9355, Monday thru Friday 9 AM – 4 PM CST. (We are closed from 12 – 1 PM for lunch)
When coughing and sneezing, cover your mouth and nose. Dispose of the tissue and wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.
Even people who are asymptomatic, you can still carry the virus. Keeping a safe distance while in group settings protects you – and others. As we begin to reopen, distance yourself from those who are sick and keep a 6-ft space between you and others, especially if you are at a higher risk of getting sick.
ARE YOU AT HIGHER RISK?
Older adults and those who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart, lung disease, or diabetes seem to be at a higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
(Infographic) What Can You Do If You Are At A Higher Risk?
Johns Hopkins University