SSM Health offering free ‘virtual visits’ for COVID-19

SSM Health — the Catholic health system of which the St. Mary’s Hospitals in Jefferson City and Mexico are a part — is offering a free Virtual Visit for individuals who are concerned they may be experiencing symptoms of or been exposed to, Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Anyone who lives in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma or Wisconsin is eligible for the free evaluation, which can be accessed at

The virtual visit begins with an online assessment of each patient’s symptoms and potential exposure.

Next, the patient will be virtually connected with an SSM Health Medical Group provider for evaluation and care, as appropriate.

If testing is recommended, patients will be directed to the nearest testing facility.

SSM Health stated that these proactive steps ensure the continued safety of our patients, visitors, physicians, staff and communities.

SSM Health continues to work with federal, state and regional health authorities, as well as the Centers for Disease Control to actively monitor the situation and update its emergency preparedness plans and protocols, as appropriate. 

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