As a community health plan, we’re working to limit the spread of this virus and promote access to screening, testing and medically necessary treatment.
See the FDA and CDC for updates, as both agencies make recommendations on COVID-19 vaccine distribution. There is also information available from the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services and the Illinois Department of Public Health.
We will cover FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine(s) (SARS CoV-2) with no member cost-sharing, consistent with the requirements set forth by the CARES Act.
WellFirst Health — Provided by SSM Health Plan — is currently taking the following steps to protect the health of our members:
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers guidance on symptoms and when to contact your medical provider.
If you're experiencing symptoms, you can initiate an e-visit, A provider will determine the right care for you. If testing is recommended, you will be directed to the nearest testing site.
If you are not experiencing symptoms but are concerned about a potential exposure, you should seek free testing through the nearest community testing site.
We are currently expanding its coverage of telehealth services. This allows additional methods of health care access for members such as Skype, FaceTime or Zoom.
These services applies to our Individual & Family Marketplace, Direct, and SSM Health Employee ASO members.
We encourage using an SSM Health e-visit and our Nurse advice line to limit the potential spread of the virus to those in waiting rooms as well as medical staff.
We understand you still need access to important health care during the pandemic. At SSM Health, our top priority is the health and safety of our patients, caregivers and communities. If you need to visit one of our physician offices, urgent care clinics or emergency rooms, rest assured we have extensive precautions in place. Learn more from SSM Health.