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Rural Health, Inc. and COVID-19 Approach
Rural Health, Inc. is taking every step necessary to keep patients safe and healthy as the state moves through its re-opening phases. We strongly promote and follow all guidelines set in place to help curb the COVID-19 virus. Currently:
• Staff are rededicating themselves to the number one way to stop the spread of infections – hand hygiene based on CDC guidelines (Hands are cleaned before/after appointments in front of patients).
• We are practicing physical distancing and requesting patients wear a mask or facial covering for the protection of our patients and staff.
• Our facilities are able to provide masks to our patients and hand sanitizer is readily available.
• Our high traffic patient care areas are sanitized with a fine mist disinfectant at the end of each day.
Going forward, Rural Health, Inc. will update patients on any new developments and procedures that will be used to maintain their safety and health at all of our facilities.
How much does it cost to have a COVID-19 test at Rural Health Inc.?
FOR UNINSURED PATIENTS: FREE
FOR INSURED PATIENTS:
Rural Health, Inc. will charge your insurance an administration fee. If your insurance has a co-pay, co-insurance, deductible, or does not cover this service, it is still free to you.
If you receive a bill, please call us at 618-833-4471 so we can appeal or waive the fee for you.
Rural Health, Inc. has the capability to provide Rapid Antigen Testing for COVID-19 active disease. This testing is accurate, especially if you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 disease, and results are available in 15 minutes. In partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health Laboratory, RHI can perform Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing for active disease. You will be instructed as to safety procedures to follow if you have been exposed to, or are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 disease. Rapid Antibody testing is available, which can determine past infection of COVID-19. These tests have no out of pocket cost. If pre-operative or pre-procedure clearance PCR testing is required, this testing may need to be sent to an outside reference laboratory and charges may be incurred.