RHC COVID-19 Emergency Fund

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, the St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) recognizes the burden placed on our health care community to respond to our most vulnerable populations during this crisis. With the board approval of the $300,000 RHC COVID-19 Emergency Fund, the RHC supports the continued access to care for uninsured patients and Gateway to Better Health members. Through the collaboration with partners, the fund is addressing the need for urgent medical supplies and equipment, costs of testing for uninsured patients, transitional staffing, treatment services and basic equipment to expand capacity and navigation services to meet the needs of the increased demand, and with limited resources, for community health care organizations during this time. In addition, communication and outreach efforts have launched to reach and inform our region’s most vulnerable and under-resourced during this pandemic through a campaign called PrepareSTL.

RHC COVID-19 Policy Statement

As the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic unfolds, the St. Louis Regional Health Commission advocates for the following five actions to ensure equitable access to health care for all Missourians:

  1. Missouri should expand Medicaid now.
  2. The federal government should open enrollment for Healthcare.gov immediately.
  3. The federal government should increase support to community health centers.
  4. The federal government should continue to support hospitals.
  5. The federal government and the State of Missouri should center health equity and justice in the COVID-19 response.

How to stay up-to-date on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Hotlines and Testing Sites

If you live in St. Louis City:

St. Louis City Health Department 
Hotline available 7 days a week, 8 a.m.–10 p.m.

If you live in St. Louis County:

St. Louis County Department of Public Health
Hotline available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day

Receive up-to-date information from St. Louis County via text message. Simply text the keyword “STLOUISCOALERT” to 67283


To learn more about the RHC’s Response to COVID-19, please contact Rikki Takeyama Menn.