PATIENT & VISITOR INFO
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Pastors are furnished a list of patients at each time of his/her visit. The list is available in the Registration Office. If you do not have a local pastor please inform a hospital representative and one will be notified for you. Your pastor may visit at any hour. HIPAA regulations are observed at all times.
The hospital chapel is located in the front lobby of the hospital. It is a meditative area for you, your family and guests, and is available 24 hours a day.
Memorial Hospital Medicaid Managed Care Plans
Recently the State of Illinois has transitioned some of their participants to Medicaid Managed Care Plans. Memorial Hospital and it’s providers (this includes both Chester Clinic and Steeleville Family Practice) are currently accepting:
Blue Cross Community
If you have questions in regards to these plans or the plans that Memorial is not contracted with, please contact the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services at 877-912-8880 or visit their website at https://enrollhfs.illinois.gov/enroll.
Memorial Hospital's Charity Care Program
Persons may be eligible for financial assistance with their medical bills under the terms and conditions the hospital offers to qualified patients. For more information, please contact the Patient Accounts Department at 618-826-4581 ext: 1484.
To apply for the Charity Care Program:
Complete and sign the application.
Return the application, along with copies of supporting documentation to the Patient Accounts Department.
The application may either be delivered in person, or sent by mail to:
Attention: Patient Accounts
1900 State St., Chester, IL 62233
To apply for financial assistance for one of the rural health clinics, please see instructions here.
Visit Your Loved Ones
Friends and family are encouraged to visit patients at Memorial Hospital. Visiting hours vary, so we ask that you check with the admissions department for the appropriate times. Routine visiting hours end at 8 pm. Any visitor requesting to stay past visiting hours with their patient should report to the registration area to get a visitor's badge.
Visitors are expected to follow good hygiene practices, especially the washing of hands and are asked not to visit if they knowingly have an infectious illness. ICU visitors may be limited.
Breakfast - 7:30 am to 9:30 am
Lunch - 11:15 am to 1:00 pm
The gift shop, adjoining the visitor's lobby, carries an attractive selection of gift items, jewelry, floral arrangements, notions and cards. The shop is operated by the Auxiliary members.
If you wish to check with the Gift Shop about a certain item, you may call 618.826.4581, Ext. 1287 during the hours listed.
Closed on Sundays
Silk Flower Arrangements