COVID-19 Resources for Providers
Jefferson Health Plans is committed to the health and wellbeing of all our members, providers and the communities we serve. Jefferson Health Plans closely monitors the spread of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus), and we’re frequently communicating with local and federal officials to learn the most up-to-date information.
This page is updated frequently and includes resources and information to assist our provider network.
Caring for Patients
- Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, nasal congestion or rhinorrhea, vomiting or diarrhea, and skin rashes.
- Some patients with COVID-19 may progress to dyspnea and severe disease about one week after symptom onset.
Providers should consider the patient’s age, presence of underlying medical conditions and other risk factors, and vaccination status in determining the risk of severe COVID-19 associated outcomes for any patient. Severe outcomes of COVID-19 are defined as hospitalization, admission to the intensive care unit (ICU), intubation or mechanical ventilation, or death.
Use of COVID-19 Vaccines
Please visit the CDC's Clinical Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccination webpage for more information on clinical guidance on COVID-19 vaccinations.
COVID-19 County Check
Visit CDC.gov to find community levels and prevention steps by county. County data is updated weekly.
Vaccine Coding and Reimbursement
Please review Jefferson Health Plans’ published policy, RB.033, regarding vaccine coding and reimbursement.
Please note, COVID vaccines are available at participating pharmacies for Jefferson Health Plans members over the age of 19. Members 19 years of age and younger will receive COVID vaccinations through the Vaccines for Children Program. For more information on the Vaccines for Children Program, visit PA.gov's Vaccines for Children page.