If you get a call in the next little bit asking you to participate in a heath survey, officials want you to know, it is NOT a scam. The Northeast Missouri Health Council is currently conducting phone surveys to gather information as part of an ongoing effort to provide accessible, quality, affordable care in the region. The health center is conducting the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey in Macon and Shelby counties.
Officials say it is meant to learn more about specific health issues and the extent of need. Callers will ask a series of questions mostly related to health care issues you’ve had in the past, your family, along with how and where you receive medical, dental and behavioral health care. The Health Council’s Andy Grimm estimates it will take ten minutes. Grimm says callers will clearly identify themselves and will not as any personal or financial information.