COVID-19 Resource Center

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Caring for each other. Caring for our community.

While we are unable to fully predict the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it will have on the communities in which we live and serve, be confident that Aspirus is closely monitoring, studying, and implementing best practices to stay ahead and remain prepared.

If you think you’ve been exposed or are experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath call 1-844-568-0701 or start with the CDC's COVID-19 symptom checker below for next steps.

If you think you’re experiencing an emergency, please dial 911.

CDC Symptom Checker

COVID-19 Call Center: 1-844-568-0701
Hours: 7 am – 7 pm, Monday – Friday | 8 am – 5 pm, Saturday – Sunday

What is COVID-19?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The situation with COVID-19 continues to rapidly evolve. The CDC offers updated information about the spread of the virus in the U.S.

Learn more from the CDC

Pricing of COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing

During the COVID-19 emergency period declared by the Public Health Act, providers are required to make public the cash price for the diagnostic test for COVID-19 [Reference: CARES Act Sec. 3202]. The cash price shown is for all Aspirus entities (listed below) in all care settings where tests are performed.

COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Cash Price: $221.00

Aspirus entities:

  • Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Inc. (includes Aspirus Stevens Point campus)
  • Aspirus Clinics, Inc.
  • Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics, Inc.
  • Langlade Hospital Hotel Dieu of St Joseph of Antigo Wisconsin
  • Aspirus Medford Hospital & Clinics, Inc.
  • Divine Savior Healthcare, Inc.
  • Aspirus Ironwood Hospital & Clinics, Inc.
  • Aspirus Iron River Hospital & Clinics, Inc.
  • Aspirus Keweenaw
  • Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital, Inc.
  • Aspirus Extended Services, Inc.
  • Aspirus VNA Home Health, Inc. (Aspirus At Home)

Who qualifies for COVID-19 testing?

Not everyone with COVID-19 symptoms needs to be tested. You will be evaluated to determine if you need further screening or testing. A medical professional needs to order a test and considerations are made based on symptoms, travel history, risk factors, and more.

What do I do if I didn’t qualify for COVID-19 testing?
Information on how to take care of yourself at home and protect others from contracting the virus will be provided. (jump to “how to protect myself and others”)

How do I get my COVID-19 test results?
Your results will be provided to you by the provider that ordered your test. It may take several days for you to be contacted by Aspirus with your results, as the test results come back from labs from other areas of the state. Do not call the Aspirus COVID-19 Call Center or the health department for your results, as they can only come from the provider who ordered your test.


What should I do if I have symptoms?

COVID-19

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Next Steps:
Only your doctor can order the COVID-19 test and may need approval from the public health department.

If you think you've been exposed or are experiencing a fever, or cough shortness of breath call 1-844-568-0701 or start with the CDC's COVID-19 symptom checker for next steps.

If you think you're experiencing an emergency, dial 911.

CDC Symptom Checker

COVID-19 Call Center: 1-844-568-0701

COLD

FLU

  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • Sneezing
  • Headaches
  • Body aches
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Body aches
  • Headaches
  • Tiredness
  • Vomiting and diarrhea

Next Steps:
If you think you have a cold or the flu, stay home and start a video visit (24/7) or e-visit (hours vary) to see a provider or call your physician.

Start a Video Visit

Start an e-Visit

Video Visits

MyAspirus App


Important changes at Aspirus

Aspirus remains focused on protecting your health as well as the health of the communities we serve. We are taking additional precautions such as:

Visitor Restrictions

  • Nursing Home/Assisted Living residents: No visitors, however family members with special circumstances are encouraged to call the location to discuss.
  • Patients under 18 without COVID-19: Two parents or legal guardians.
  • Patients under 18 with COVID-19: One parent or legal guardian.
  • Labor and delivery patients: Birth mother and one support person.
  • Hospice patients: Visitation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • Dialysis patients: One adult support person.

Closures

  • Aspirus Health & Performance Center (Fitness Center Only) – Antigo, WI
  • Aspirus Therapy & Fitness (Fitness Center Only) – Medford, WI
  • La Vita at Divine Savior Healthcare – Portage, WI
  • Non-Essential hospital services (Valet Services, Gift Shops)
  • Aspirus UP Clinic, Bruce Crossing, Mich.
  • Aspirus Fitness Center, Calumet, Mich. (Outpatient Therapies & Rehab is open)
  • Aspirus Fitness Center, Ontonagon, Mich. (Outpatient Therapies & Rehab is open)
  • Surgery Department at Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital

**This list will be updated as additional closures occur.

Appointments

To keep our patients safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Aspirus is evaluating each appointment according to the patient’s health needs. Many non-emergent procedures and preventive care appointments are being put on hold in order to limit possible exposure to COVID-19 and prevent people from having to travel.

If you have an upcoming appointment and it’s in your best interest to have it postponed, Aspirus will be contacting patients directly to reschedule or offer alternative options if available.

If you have an upcoming appointment and have not heard from Aspirus, you are encouraged call your provider, or send a message to your doctor’s office through MyAspirus. Patients are encouraged to sign up for MyAspirus or to download the Aspirus Video Visit app in order to have these tools available when you need them.

Thank you for your flexibility and cooperation as we work to slow the spread of COVID-19 together.

Prescriptions

Aspirus retail pharmacies are experiencing nearly twice the normal volume of medication refill requests and phone calls, resulting in delays.  While it’s important to keep sufficient personal medications on hand, stockpiling can create shortages even when the supply is adequate.  As such, Aspirus will only refill prescriptions at their due time and for the normal amount. Please wait until you have a 10 day supply and then request refills.

Events

Aspirus has cancelled all in-person classes and events through the end of April. However, we have online classes available.

View online classes


How can I help?

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we are amazed by our communities’ profound generosity and willingness to help.

If you’re looking for non-material ways to help:

  • Stay home, help us flatten the curve.
  • Provide well wishes for your family and friends on the front lines of this pandemic.
  • Stay positive; we’ll get through this.

If you’re looking for material ways to help, you can:

  • Donate new, in package PPE such as N95 masks, gowns or gloves.
  • Donate hand-sewn cloth face coverings. If donating, please drop at any Aspirus location loading dock and label clearly. 

If you have specific questions about donations, please contact your local Aspirus facility. Thank you, again, for your support of those on the front lines.


Community Resources

Aspirus recognizes how vital social services are to the health of our community and we want to help connect patients and community members to social services. This link will direct you to an online social care network of programs to connect you to important programs and services to meet your needs.

Search for resources


How to protect myself and others?

Aspirus has been working hard to prepare, however COVID-19 impacts us locally, but we can all play a role in helping slow its spread. By doing these things our community can help slow the spread of the virus. We’re all in this together.

  • Avoid close contact with people/social distancing
  • Avoid public gatherings
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Wear cloth face coverings in public settings
  • Wash your hands often
  • Sanitize frequently touched surfaces
  • Stay away from others when you are sick
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Cover nose & mouth when sneezing/coughing

Helpful information from the CDC


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