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Looking for a Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine?

BJC is offering the latest COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to 11 years. Make an appointment to have your child vaccinated by pediatric specialists from St. Louis Children’s Hospital. 

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COVID-19 vaccines for those age 12 years and older are available at most retail pharmacies and at two BJC pharmacies – Family Care Pharmacy at Missouri Baptist Medical Center  and Family Care Pharmacy at Parkland Health Center. Find a retail location near you at vaccines.gov.  

Telehealth COVID-19 test referrals 
Easy online scheduling, with same-day virtual care visits from the comfort of your own home.

Our doctors and nurse practitioners are available daily from 7am to 7pm to address primary health care needs, including COVID-19 testing referrals. Available to new and existing patients ages 12 and up.

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COVID-19 News & Information

Stay up to date on how the virus is impacting your community.

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    COVID-19 Safety Recommendations While Traveling

    With spring break there is a lot of travelers coming in and out of St. Louis. Dr. Hilary Babcock provides some insights on how to stay safe on the way to your vacation.

  • COVID-19 Numbers Update from BJC HealthCare

    Our teams are reflecting on the two-year milestone of the pandemic - what we've learned, how we've grown, and what we can consider for the future. Dr. Dunagan discusses this, and more, with KMOX.

Common Questions

Get answers to the questions we’re hearing from our patients.

Symptoms range from mild to severe, and generally include fever, cough, shortness of breath and new loss of taste and smell. Other symptoms can include chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, nausea, diarrhea, headache and sore throat. They usually appear about five days after exposure to someone infected with the virus but could occur up to 14 days after an exposure. View our symptom checker to compare symptoms of COVID-19, the common cold and seasonal allergies.

Based on sustained reduced incidence of COVID-19, influenza and respiratory illness hospitalizations and community transmission, BJC HealthCare is lifting universal masking requirements in our health care environments effective March 22, 2023. Masks will continue to be readily available for those who prefer to continue wearing a mask, and patients who would prefer their providers wear a mask may request that. Masking in health care facilities helped protect patients, visitors, employees and the community throughout the pandemic and during recent severe respiratory viral illness surges. Masking remains required when visiting patients who are positive or suspected positive for COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccines are readily available through local pharmacy and retail locations, physician offices and public health departments. Find a location near you by visiting vaccines.gov

A mild case of COVID-19 usually resolves in one to two weeks. In severe cases, the recovery period can last up to six weeks or more. And some patients, regardless of the severity of illness, experience longer lasting symptoms such as shortness of breath, heart problems, fatigue and problems with memory and cognitive function.

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Looking for a doctor who offers both traditional in-person and telehealth visits? No problem.

Most of our BJC Medical Group primary care doctors and nurse practitioners offer both types of visits for your convenience.

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