COVID-19 Information

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Memorial Hospital is working to protect our patients, visitors, staff and community. We are working with the Randolph County Health Department, Illinois Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
COVID-19 Testing

Updated 01/04/21

CALL 618-826-4581 ext 0 to register.

TESTING HOURS:

Monday-Friday 8:00am-2:00pm

Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-Noon

Located behind the hospital until further notice.

  1. Call to register: 618-826-4581 ext 0 (zero). You will be instructed of your testing location when you register.

  2. DO NOT GET OUT OF YOUR CAR! Call when you arrive to your testing location and someone will come out to test you.

  3. After you are tested, you are PRESUMED POSITIVE until you are contacted with your results. You will need to isolate yourself from others until you receive your results.

IDPH Patient Testing Instructions

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COVID-19 Vaccination

Updated 04/27/21

 

Memorial Hospital is not canceling or pausing the administration of Moderna vaccines they are currently receiving and have scheduled appointments for. Be re-assured that if you have a scheduled appointment, that appointment will remain constant.

View IDPH Vaccination data here: www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata?county=Illinois

The Randolph County Health Department is accepting COVID-19 Vaccination Sign-Ups for Randolph County, IL residents ages 18 years of age and older.

  • Randolph County Health Department (618) 826-5007 (M-F 8am to 4pm)​

  • Regional Vaccination Clinic:

The Randolph County Health Department will partner with the Illinois National Guard to host a vaccination event at the World Recreational

Shooting Complex.

Vaccine: Johnson&Johnson

Date: Friday, May 14 and Saturday May 15, 2021

Time: 9 am – 5 pm

Registration: You may walk-in and receive a vaccine -OR- Register for an appointment at the following link:

https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/qqvjg-51/

Location: World Shooting and Recreational Complex

# 1 Main Event Lane, Sparta, IL 62286

Every individual who receives a vaccine at

this event will receive 100 free targets

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL

RESIDENTS OF ILLINOIS

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

Get Answers to Your Vaccination Questions:

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Memorial Hospital's COVID-19 Hotline

Available Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

618-826-4581 ext 1349

Staff members will be available to answer your COVID-19 questions regarding testing and what to do if you were exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Is Memorial Hospital testing for COVID-19?

Yes. Call 618-826-4581 ext. 0 (zero) to register. Please do not present inside the hospital for testing. Once you have registered you will be instructed to drive around to the back of the hospital to the blockade with signs about testing. Remain in your vehicle. Someone will come out to your vehicle to verify your name and date of birth and perform your test through your open vehicle window. You will then be given a sheet with instructions.

I was exposed to a positive COVID-19 patient. What do I do?

  • The health department should contact you if you have had exposure to someone who has tested positive. However, if you are having symptoms you need to call your provider and explain those and your exposure and determine if you need tested. If you are not having symptoms and feel that you were exposed, you need to stay home, monitor your temp and your symptoms. Report any symptoms and/or fever to your provider.

  • IDPH: What to do if you were potentiallyexposed to someone with confirmed coronavirus disease(COVID-19)

  • Are you having symptoms? Fever, Sore throat, cough, shortness of breath?

Yes

Call your provider and explain your symptoms and he/she will determine if you need testing or if you need to stay home.

No

  • Monitor you symptoms twice a day and report any symptoms to your provider

  • Stay at home.

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Can a person go directly to the hospital for testing?

Yes. If you are NOT in need of medical screening and only wish to be tested for COVID-19 call 618-826-4581 ext. 0 (zero) to register. Please do not present inside the hospital for testing. Once you have registered you will be instructed to drive around to the back of the hospital to the blockade with signs about testing. Remain in your vehicle. Someone will come out to your vehicle to verify your name and date of birth and perform your test through your open vehicle window. You will then be given a sheet with instructions.

Is the ER still open?

Yes. We welcome anyone who feels that they need to be seen.

Memorial Hospital Patient and Visitor Information

Updated 4/29/2021

As the situation surrounding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) continues to evolve, we want our patients to know that their health and safety is our top priority of Memorial Hospital and our locations. We are implementing the following precautions to help protect our community:

If you develop:

  • A fever

  • Symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough and shortness of breath

  • Or have been in close contact with a person confirmed to have the COVID-19

Stay home unless you feel like you need medical attention.

You should call your healthcare professional before presenting to discuss your health status.

  • Memorial Hospital - 618-826-4581

  • Chester Clinic - 618-826-2388

  • Steeleville Family Practice - 618-965-3382

  • Therapy & Sports Rehab Center - 618-826-4588

 

  • STARTING May, 3, 2021 our Visitor Policy will change to the following:

    • ONE VISITOR will be allowed at a time. This is a necessary part of our efforts to protect patients and staff against the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

      • Those with an appointment in an outpatient area please come alone if you are able. If assistance is needed please limit to 1 person. We ask that only 1 person attend appointments for a child.

      • Please note:

        • A mask must be worn at all times, even while in a patient room,.

        • No one experiencing signs of illness will be allowed.

        • You must not have had contact with someone suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19.

        • Anyone under the age of 12 is not permitted

        • You must wash your hands.

        • Must remain with patient at all times, no access to waiting areas, cafeterias, etc.

        • If you develop any symptoms, immediately notify the patient’s care team.

    • Please know that we recognize the importance of family and friends to our patients, and will evaluate this policy regularly. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these extraordinary times.

  • MAIN ENTRANCE HOURS during this time will be Mon-Fri 7a-5p, Sat-Sun CLOSED. After 5pm and on weekends please use the ER entrance.

  • Chester Clinic, Steeleville Family Practice, and the Therapy & Sports Rehab Center are currently screening all patients during their registration process. Only 1 visitor per patient will be allowed if necessary. We ask if you can attend your appointment on your own, that you do so.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 will be permitted.

  • If you need to bring a child in for an appointment, we ask that only one adult attend that child. Arrangements can be made to phone conference in an additional person if necessary. Please try to not bring additional children to appointments or to the ER if possible.

  • Memorial Hospital’s staff and environmental services employees are working diligently to make sure all surfaces are cleaned frequently, this includes high traffic and frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, registration areas, chairs, handrails, etc.

  • In order to keep our patients safe, Memorial Hospital employees have been educated on the precautions they need to take each day to keep themselves and the ones they come in contact with safe. These include practicing proper hand hygiene, cleaning surfaces in their area frequently, and monitoring their health daily. If employees feel sick they have been informed that they need to stay home until they are fever free for over 24 hours.

  • Memorial Hospital’s cafeteria will be closed to outside visitors starting March 19, 2020 and until further notice.

A team is meeting regularly to monitor the situation and ensure we have the appropriate training, resources and expertise to manage suspected or confirmed cases. The team is also working to ensure we have plans in place in the event we see a surge of patients in our emergency departments.

Questions & Answers:

What should I do if I am sick?

We ask you to call the hospital or one of our rural health clinics before you arrive to go through an over the phone screening. Depending on your symptoms, you may be asked to stay home at that time or given special instructions regarding your arrival at one of our locations. Keep in mind there is no treatment for COVID-19 and people who are mildly ill can isolate at home. Mildly ill patients are encouraged to stay home. Patients who have severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, are recommended to seek care immediately. Older patients and individuals who have underlying medical conditions or are immunocompromised are recommended to contact their physician early in the course of even mild illness.

View more information from the CDC here.

Is Memorial Hospital conducting COVID-19 testing at their facility?

Yes. Call 618-826-4581 ext. 0 (zero) to register. Please do not present inside the hospital for testing. Once you have registered you will be instructed on your drive-up testing location. Remain in your vehicle. Someone will come out to your vehicle to verify your name and date of birth and perform your test through your open vehicle window. You will then be given a sheet with instructions.

 

Have there been any positive cases in Randolph County?

You can view the latest details on current infection rates in Illinois on the IDPH website here.

 

Important Links:

Illinois Corona Virus Response from the State of Illinois:

coronavirus.illinois.gov

 

Daily press conferences at 2:30pm from the State of Illinois.

illinois.gov/livevideo

More about COVID-19

The symptoms, transmission, treatment and recovery are similar in many ways to influenza. Both the flu and COVID-19 cause mild to moderate respiratory illness, though some cases have been severe.

COVID-19 is spread from person-to-person by respiratory droplets, such as when someone who is sick coughs or sneezes. Symptoms for COVID-19 usually appear two to 14 days after initial exposure to the disease.

To help protect yourself, remember to take the following steps to reduce your risk of infection from COVID-19, the flu or even the common cold:

  • Wash your hands frequently.

  • Avoid touching your face.

  • Avoid contact with others who are sick.

  • Cover your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and immediately dispose of the tissue and wash your hands.

  • Stay home if you are sick.

More details about the coronavirus can be found on the CDC’s website.

Please do not visit the hospital if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms:

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Cough

  • Sore throat

  • Headache

  • Body ache

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