Coronavirus (COVID-19) Facility Updates
Hegg Health Center is working closely with Avera and local health officials to protect our staff and patients from the coronavirus strain known as COVID-19. We’re working hard to keep you updated on this rapidly changing event.
- COVID-19 Vaccination Information can be found here. At this time, the State of Iowa will be setting priority levels over how Hegg Health Center can distribute our allotment of the vaccine. Front-line workers such as the facility’s providers, emergency room staff and nurses are part of the first tier designated by the state to be eligible for the vaccine.
- Continuing care is just as important now as in times before the COVID-19 pandemic. If you need to see a doctor for any reason, don’t hesitate to call Hegg Medical Clinic at (712) 476-8100.
- The ways we’re caring for you are temporarily changing. Learn more about updates to patient visits.
- For information regarding visits to Whispering Heights, please call (712) 476-8200.
- For information regarding visiting a Hegg Health Center hospital patient, please call (712) 476-8040.
- Bistro 67 & Gifts is open to all screened guests, Monday – Friday, 7am – 3:00pm.
- Hegg Wellness Center will be open with restrictions. [Masking Requirements & Memberships] [Member Rules while Working Out]
- We remain dedicated to the communities we serve and focused on you and your health during the COVID-19 pandemic. This rapidly evolving situation may mean we’re making changes to the way we provide care. Learn more about how you can stay healthy and positive during this time.
What is COVID-19?
It is a respiratory illness that first surfaced in late 2019. It can spread from person to person. Risk of infection is higher in people who are in close proximity to people with COVID-19 such as health care workers or household members.
What do I do if I get sick?
The symptoms of COVID-19 can vary from mild to severe respiratory illness. Follow the CDC guidelines if you are sick. Keep in mind, about 80% of patients who have COVID-19 can be treated at home. The rate of patients who experience serious complications is only slightly higher than that of seasonal flu. Please follow these recommendations for patients and family members of patients diagnosed with COVID-19.
How do I protect myself and loved ones from COVID-19?
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- If you are sick, limit close contact with others as much as possible.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
COVID-19 Diagnostic Laboratory Testing Price
The price of a COVID-19 test at Hegg Health Center is $140 (inclusive of supplies, lab equipment and staff time to run the test). Insurance companies, as well as government programs like Medicare and Medicaid, have taken steps to ensure coverage to eliminate any out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 testing at this time.
For self-pay, there will not be a bill at this time. Hegg Health Center will seek reimbursement from any applicable government programs which may provide coverage for the test. You may receive a bill should government funding not cover the cost of the testing. Hegg Health Center has assistance programs for those who qualify.
This test will be testing specifically COVID-19 antibodies, sometimes referred to as IgG or serology tests. This test may be able to detect if someone has been infected with COVID-19.
The cost of the antibody testing at Hegg Health Center is $80. Antibody tests at Hegg Health Center are not covered by insurance but may be reimbursable under most FSA/HSA plans; call the number on the back of your insurance card to verify.
Get the latest updates
What you need to know about COVID-19
What to do if you are sick with COVID-19
What Older Adults Need to Know
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
Stop the Spread of Germs Poster
F.A.C.E. (Faith And Community Engage) Mask
Business Toolkit – COVID-19
Call Ahead with COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposure
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 call
Symptoms & Exposure
- Fever over 100 degrees
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle pain
- New loss of taste or smell
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Sore throat