You can offer your commercial clients some peace of mind regarding cost share payments related to in-network hospital care for COVID-19. Dean Health Plan will continue to waive member cost share in such instances through the end of 2020.
We understand that positive cases continue to rise in Wisconsin. Some areas are seeing a much higher rate than earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic, and many patients and community members are seeking testing.
It is important to continue sharing the appropriate methods of testing with your clients and their families.
Individuals who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to take a free virtual evaluation at deancare.com/virtualvisit. Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
If the evaluation determines they are at risk for having COVID-19, they will be connected with an SSM Health provider for details on testing and any appropriate treatments.
Those who are age 5 and over and are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, but would like to get tested for COVID-19 should go to a public testing facility. A list of public testing facilities is available from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. In Dane County, asymptomatic individuals should use the public testing site at the Alliant Energy Center.
Reasons for wanting to get tested when not experiencing symptoms include:
Regardless of where individuals are tested, they should limit contact with others while test results are pending.
It’s also important to recognize that testing alone will not get us through this outbreak. Practicing smart preventive behavior remains the most important step we can take to reduce risk and slow spread in our community, including:
SSM Health resumed operations at the remaining five clinics that where temporarily relocated or suspended services as part of their COVID-19 pandemic response. Now, all SSM Health Dean Medical Group clinics are open and operational.
Services resumed Monday, July 13, at:
The health and safety of staff, providers, patients and community remains the number one priority. As services resume, and as the move to full operations across the Wisconsin region gets closer, all clinics will continue to follow the established safety precautions including:
Four SSM Dean Medical Group Clinics to Reopen
As businesses are planning to reopen, so are SSM clinics that were temporarily closed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is among the first steps in our phase one of recovery.
See the Clinics and Services Reopening news article.