- Masking is recommended (no longer required).
- Are experiencing a cough, respiratory or cold-like symptoms.
- Have tested positive or have a known Covid-19 exposure in the past 10 days.
COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Expiring
The Department of Health and Human Services is set to expire the federal Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 on May 11, 2023. What will be affected:
- Private health plans are not required to cover COVID-19 tests and related services without cost sharing or prior authorization; up to 8 over the counter tests per month are no longer required.
- Private health plans can cover COVID-19 vaccines with or without cost sharing.
As of January 1, 2024:
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) will no longer pay $40 per dose for administering COVID-19 vaccines in outpatient settings.
- CMS will no longer reimburse approximately $75 per dose to administer COVID-19 vaccines in the home for certain Medicare patients.
Medicaid beneficiaries will no longer receive free COVID-19 testing or treatments without cost-sharing.
If you were previously undecided about getting the vaccine, you may want to consider getting the no cost vaccine prior to May 11.
For more information: Fact Sheet: COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Ending
Clinic Update as of April 7, 2022
•Cloth masks are not longer acceptable. Blue surgical masks are available when entering the clinic.
•One support person (over 16) allowed for any visit. Support person must answer NO to the Covid screening questions as well as the patient.
•Children are allowed and must be masked if over 2 years old. They must answer NO to the Covid screening questions as well.
•You can check-in at the lobby. While in the lobby, please remain masked and socially distanced from anyone not in your family.
COVID Vaccine News:
Pregnant patients are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. This booster shot is recommended and available for those patients who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine or Moderna and completed the initial series at least 6 months ago. Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.
For help finding an appointment please visit : Vaccine Finder.
The providers of MWH all agree that anyone eligible for the vaccine should be vaccinated against COVID 19. This includes pregnant and breastfeeding women. At this time, MWH does not offer the vaccine.
Covid-19 Vaccine in Early Pregnancy Research
To make an appointment for the vaccine, please visit: Vaccine Finder
For more local details visit: Department of Health & Services Madison
You can also sign up with the vaccine registry, and if there are appointments available in your area, you will be emailed a link you can use to schedule your appointment.
Covid Vaccine During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Coronavirus Vaccines Protect Pregnant Women, Another Study Suggests
To find a community testing site please visit: COVID Testing
Madison Women’s Health does not offer any STAT COVID testing on the weekends.
Did you receive the vaccine? If yes, download the V-Safe after Vaccination Health Checker