What do I do about medical attention or testing if I think I might have COVID-19?
Sam Fox School students who believe they may have COVID-19 should contact Habif Health and Wellness Center at 314-935-6666. If you have a fever and a cough, please call first before going to Habif so that they can triage your specific situation. More information about Habif’s response to and recommendations related to COVID-19 can be found on their website.
What do I do if I’ve had close contact with someone diagnosed or suspected to have COVID-19?
If you have had close contact with someone diagnosed or suspected to have COVID-19, please call the Habif Center at 314-935-6666 for advice.
Is the Habif Center open for issues other than COVID-19?
Yes, students in St. Louis can continue to access Habif for medical and mental health appointments. Please visit the web site or call 314-935-6666. Students who are not in St. Louis may or may not be able to do teleconferencing with their Habif counselor—this is based on HIPPA compliant technology and state laws. Please contact Habif for more information.
After-Hours counseling remains an option through Provident. Call 314-935-6666 and follow the prompts.
How can I manage my mental health during this time?
It is normal to feel fear and anxiety during a time of uncertainty and disruption like this. As hard as it can be, make sure you are getting adequate sleep, eating well, getting some exercise, and communicating with friends and family. People who already are managing existing mental health conditions should particularly prioritize self-care and contact their clinicians if they have questions or concerns. You may want to consult this WashU site on managing anxiety during this time. The CDC offers some additional tips.
You can reach out to Associate Dean Georgia Binnington if you need a referral for resources.