Vaccine, Treatment and Testing Options for COVID-19, Flu and RSV (2024)

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Vaccine, Treatment and Testing Options for COVID-19, Flu and RSV

If at anytime you experience severe symptoms, please call 911 or head to your nearest emergency room. If you're covered by an employer group or individual and family plan market, view the information below on where you can receive your vaccinations for the flu, COVID-19 and RSV, along with testing and treatment options.

Updated as of July 3, 2024

COVID-19

The Flu

RSV

Where can I receive a vaccine?
  • Your Primary Care Provider
  • If available, at a GHC-SCW vaccine clinic
  • Costco
  • Your Primary Care Provider
  • At a GHC-SCW vaccine clinic
  • Costco
  • Your GHC-SCW Primary Care Provider
Is my vaccine covered through GHC-SCW?
  • Yes
  • Yes
GHC-SCW is currently offering coverage through the following plans:
  • GHC-SCW Small Group, Large Group and Individual and Family Plans
    • Infant RSV: Covered
    • Maternal RSV: Covered
    • Ages 60 and Older: Not Covered
  • FEHB
    • Infant RSV: Covered
    • Material RSV: Covered
    • Ages 60 and Older: Not Covered
I’m an employer who would like to have an on-site vaccine clinic for my employees at my place of work. How can I schedule an on-site vaccine clinic for my employees?If you would like to schedule an on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinic at your place of work, please contact*:
  • VaxPro
    Jay Plavnick
    jay@vaxpro.com
    (262) 241-4522

*Please note, a guaranteed minimum of 25 shots is required for each scheduled on-site vaccine clinic. Not all 25+ shots need to be for employees with GHC-SCW insurance. VaxPro can bill other health plans. For further clarification, please inquire with VaxPro

If you would like to schedule an on-site flu vaccine clinic at your place of work, please contact*:
  • VaxPro
    Jay Plavnick
    jay@vaxpro.com
    (262) 241-4522

*Please note, a guaranteed minimum of 25 shots is required for each scheduled on-site vaccine clinic. Not all 25+ shots need to be for employees with GHC-SCW insurance. VaxPro can bill other health plans. For further clarification, please inquire with VaxPro

N/A
What are my testing options?
  • At Home Test
  • Community Site (like Public Health Madison & Dane County)
  • At a primary care clinic, only if your symptoms meet criteria for an appointment or you have a high risk condition.
Flu testing is not needed for most patients. You may be diagnosed based on your symptoms. When supplies are limited, testing is reserved for patients with significant symptoms or high risk conditions.RSV testing is not needed for most patients. You may be diagnosed based on your symptoms. Testing is reserved for infants with significant symptoms or those with high risk conditions.
Is a positive test required for treatment?YesNoThere isn’t specific treatment for RSV.
What are my treatment options?Usually Paxlovid
  • Can be prescribed by your clinic or DHS Wisconsin.
  • It does not cure COVID-19 infection but can lower the chance of hospitalization.
Usually Tamiflu
  • Can usually be prescribed over the phone.
  • When supplies are limited, Tamiflu is reserved for patients with significant symptoms or high-risk conditions.
  • Tamiflu may help lessen your symptoms if started in the first 48 hours of illness.
  • Can sometimes cause stomach side effects.
  • Does not cure the flu but can lower the chance of hospitalization.
Home Treatment
  • Fever reducing medicines can help during fever.
  • Make sure to stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids.
  • Monitor your symptoms for worsening.
How do providers decide what treatment to recommend?Your provider or nurse will decide to prescribe Paxlovid if you’re an adult with a positive COVID-19 test who is at risk for severe illness.Your provider or nurse will decide to prescribe Tamiflu after evaluating your risk and symptoms.Your provider or nurse will give advice and ideas on how to manage your symptoms at home.
I have a known exposure, but I’m asymptomatic. What should I do?
  • Monitor for symptoms.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Take a at-home test after 5 days or when symptoms start.
Monitor your symptoms.Monitor your symptoms.
I have mild symptoms but I’m not high risk. What should I do?
  • Take an at-home test.
  • Treat symptoms as needed, get plenty of rest, and drink lots of fluids.
  • Social distance.
  • Wear a mask around others.
  • Stay home.
  • Monitor symptoms.
  • Treat symptoms as needed, get plenty of rest, and drink lots of fluids.
  • Social distance.
  • Wear a mask around others.
  • Monitor your symptoms.
  • Treat symptoms as needed, get plenty of rest, and drink lots of fluids.
  • Social distance.
  • Wear a mask around others if you are older than 3 years old.
  • Monitor your symptoms.
I have mild symptoms but I’m high risk. What should I do?
  • If your at-home test is positive, ask your provider or Wisconsin DHS about a prescription for Paxlovid.
  • Call your clinic if your symptoms worsen.
  • Contact your clinic about Tamiflu if you are within 48 hours of the start of your symptoms.
  • Call your clinic if your symptoms worsen.
Call your clinic if your symptoms worsen.
I have moderate symptoms but I’m not high risk. What should I do?
  • Take an at-home test.
  • Stay home.
  • Contact your clinic or follow up with your care team as needed through a Video Visit with GHCMyChartSM.
  • Treat symptoms as needed.
  • Stay home.
  • Contact your clinic or follow up with your care team as needed through a Video Visit with GHCMyChartSM.
  • Treat symptoms as needed.
  • Stay home.
  • Contact your clinic or follow up with your care team as needed through a Video Visit with GHCMyChartSM.
I have moderate symptoms and I’m high risk. What should I do?
  • Same as above AND also ask your provider or DHS about Paxlovid.
  • Contact your clinic or follow up with your care team as needed through a Video Visit with GHCMyChartSM.
  • Same as above AND also ask your provider or DHS about Tamiflu.
  • Contact your clinic or follow up with your care team as needed through a Video Visit with GHCMyChartSM.
  • Treat symptoms as needed.
  • Contact your clinic or follow up with your care team as needed through a Video Visit with GHCMyChartSM.

Quick Tips If You're Feeling Unwell and Have a Negative COVID Test

  • Stay home at much as possible to prevent spreading germs. This is especially important if you’re around people who are more likely to get sick. If you need to be around others, consider wearing a high-quality mask.
  • Get plenty of rest. Make sure you are taking time to rest so that your body can recover. Remember to also drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • If you feel worse, contact your primary care provider. Your primary care provider will help you figure out why you’re feeling unwell and recommend the right treatments to feel better.
    • If you’re sick with the flu, your doctor may prescribe an antiviral drug to help make your illness less severe and shorter.
    • If you have RSV, the treatment may depend on how old you are. Babies and older adults are most likely to get very sick from this illness. Your primary care provider may prescribe an antibody therapy recently approved by the FDA for infants younger than 8 months old.
    • If you have a cold, you should rest, drink fluids and take over-the-counter medicine.
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