MORRISON— The Morrison Community Hospital has established a special clinic for patients who think they may have the coronavirus.
The following is a March 17 statement from the Morrison Community Hospital’s Facebook page.
“The Morrison Community Hospital is committed to curbing the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Effective March 17 we will be seeing patients who exhibit suspected symptoms of COVID 19 in the ground floor “former clinic” area seven days a week 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
“All other patients can be seen in the clinic with new hours of operations…Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (closed on the weekends).
“We are asking all patients who are being seen for suspected COVID 19 to not bring healthy individuals with them. This is the best clinical practice to avoid any additional contact with potentially infected patients
“The entrance is located on the south side of the hospital with directional signage provided. We are encouraging all patients to use the “special clinic” on the ground floor to screen for suspected symptoms of COVID 19 during the hours provided. This avoids exposure to other Emergency Room Patients.
“If you have questions about symptoms and screenings, please call the clinic during normal business hours 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at 815-772-5511. After 6 p.m., please call 815-772-4003.
“PLEASE CALL THE EMERGENCY ROOM BEFORE PRESENTING AT 815-772-5522. THIS HELPS SIGNIFICANTLY WITH PROVIDING BEST PATIENT OUTCOMES.
“Outpatient rehab services will continue their normal operations. The entrance will be isolated to the south side of the hospital and identified by signage. ADA accessibility will be provided.
“If you have questions about symptoms and screening, please call the clinic during normal business hours at 815-772-5511.
“The Illinois Department of Public Health in coordination with the Illinois Poison Control Center have launched the Illinois Coronavirus Hotline and email address to answer questions Local Health Departments, clinicians, and the general public may have regarding the 2019 novel Coronavirus.