Covid-19 Resources for NCHC Employees

Employee Covid page

NCHC Employees: If you are experiencing any signs of illness, please DO NOT come to work. Contact your supervisor or manager immediately. You do not have to contact Employee Health as your supervisor/manager will complete all the necessary communication through SafetyZone. You will receive instructions on the course of action to take based on your individual circumstances as they align with our current policies.


While the Public Health Emergency from Covid-19 has ended, at NCHC we have continually revised our policies and procedures to match the guidance from regulating bodies including the CDC and the State of Wisconsin. We have updated the Employee Return to Work Flowchart, which you may have seen on your department Communication Boards or discussed with your manager in the past. As employees, it's good to review and understand for your own planning purposes in the event you become ill or have been exposed to Covid-19. However, your manager and Employee Health will provide you with all the information you need and will use this flowchart to communicate your return to work. Their job is to ensure NCHC is following the appropriate regulations for staff in the event someone is symptomatic, Covid-positive, or has been exposed. The health and safety of our employees and those we serve continue to be a top priority.

One thing that has not changed: If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of illness, please do not come to work. Stay home and report symptoms to your manager. Employee Health will reach out to you after your Manager enters your absence into SafetyZone.

Thank you for keeping infection prevention top of mind! Please contact your manager if you have any questions!

Looking for Covid-19 Vaccination Options?

Visit the For Employees Page for the up-to-date vaccination program requirements or keep scrolling down for options available in all 3 counties.

FREE Covid-19 Vaccination Opportunities

Vaccine Clinics Near Me:

Find a Covid-19 Vaccine (First, Second & Boosters) Near you:

View booster dose information:

Call 1-844-684-1064 or visit to confirm availability. Enter lot off Campus Drive. Follow the signs. The clinic has ALL approved vaccines and booster doses available (Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen). Minors under 18 years of age do require parental consent to receive the vaccine. All vaccine doses available!

These are other local locations and clinics offering vaccines.

Ascension - To schedule an appointment, individuals may use this link: Ascension Appointment System. The website self-schedule is open to the public for those age 18 and older. For patients aged 16-17, individuals are asked to schedule directly through an Ascension Medical Group Wisconsin provider.

Aspirus - Register online at to request a call back for an appointment. Or you can call 1-844-568-0701 or 715-843-1454 to register or for help (press option #1) in filling out the online form. Hours for the COVID-19 Call Center are Monday-Friday from 7am-7pm and Saturday-Sunday from 8am-5pm.

Bridge Community Health Clinic - (1810 N 2nd Street, Wausau WI 54403). Individuals can call 715-848-4884 with questions or to set up an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. No insurance documentation needed. Multi-lingual staff available.

County Market Pharmacy - 220 S 18th Ave; Register online at Walk-ins welcome, but if you want to schedule, please call 715-842-3541.

CVS - Visit the CVS immunizations website.

Marshfield Clinic Health System - Register online at to request a call back for an appointment. Or you can call 877-998-0880 to register or for help in filling out the online form.

Pick n Save Pharmacy - Register online at or call 1-866-211-5320 to schedule an appointment.

Sam’s Club Pharmacy - Call 715-355-0161 to schedule an appointment.

Veterans - For all veterans, along with their spouses & caregivers, the VA is currently taking appointments for the COVID-19 vaccination. Please call 1-800-872-8662 ext. 66274 to schedule an appointment.

Walgreens - Register online at or call your local pharmacy (press option #1) to schedule an appointment.

Walmart - Visit the Walmart website to schedule an appointment or call your local Walmart pharmacy.

Young’s Pharmacy - Call your local pharmacy to schedule an appointment. For locations visit

Employee N95 Fit Testing

For staff in Community Living, Long Term Care, BHS Acute, Housekeeping, and Security programs at NCHC, you may be required to use a N95 mask. Proper use of N95 masks requires fit-testing to ensure the best possible fit for your face. Before wearing a N95 mask, you need to ensure you are fitted with the proper size.

If you have not been fit-tested for a N95 mask and it is required for your position, please contact Learning & Development:
Cagney Martin 715.848.4482

Is It Covid-19?

Know the symptoms of Covid-19. The only way to know is to get tested. If you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, contact your supervisor or manager. Managers will complete a SafetyZone employee submission and Employee Health will follow up with you as needed. (Click the image to view the poster larger)

Employee Drive-thru testing for nursing home and direct care employees who are experiencing symptoms is no longer available. Please go to a local community testing facility, primary care physician or clinic.*

*Please note, routine testing required for nursing home employees is done in the NCHC facility with results provided from Employee Health or Director of Nursing.

Covid-19 At-Home Test Kits for Employees

The information below is being shared with you and your family so that you have access to the latest information regarding availability and coverage of at-home test kits should you choose to use them.

1. Free At-Home Test Kits Are Now Being Offered by State of Wisconsin

All Wisconsinites can get 5 free at-home test kits EACH MONTH by visiting the link below. The 1st day of each month, you can reorder more:

2. NCHC Health Plan Now Covers "Over the Counter At-Home Test Kits"

On January 10, 2022, new guidance was announced that require group health insurance plans and insurers to cover the cost of over the counter (OTC), at home COVID‐19 tests beginning on January 15, 2022. So if you are covered under the NCHC Health Plan, these at-home test kits will be covered by your insurance. Please review Aspirus documentation and Navitus documentation that outlines limits and reimbursement for at-home test kits that you may have purchased after January 15, 2022.

Covid-19 Related Questions?SUBMIT A QUESTION

Visitors: Face Masks and Face Coverings

What to Do if a Visitor Does Not Want to Comply

EAP Resources During Covid-19 Pandemic

Video Links and Mental Health Resources for NCHC Employees

Family Resources

Looking for Childcare?

Click here for a database of providers who are looking to assist essential healthcare workers. Employees are responsible to vetting and making all arrangements with childcare providers.

NCHC Employee Childcare Connection on Facebook

This is a private Facebook group for employees only for seeking and provide childcare. Have a babysitter at home, offer their babysitting services. Looking for childcare, post your needs! Visit the NCHC Employee Childcare Connection.

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