We are performing elective procedures and offering services in strict adherence to guidelines set by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. All of our facilities utilize infection control practices and evidence-based protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), IDPH and the Cook County Public Health Department to keep all patients, visitors and staff safe.
Please know all hospitalized COVID-19 patients are on units designated only for COVID-19 patients. The dedicated, specially trained clinicians on those units are not caring for patients in other areas of the hospital.
If you have a health need that you have been waiting to address, please call your provider’s office directly to learn more about the availability of appointments and services. NCH Medical Group is offering virtual visits or can see you in-person for regular appointments.
We are here for you and your family and encourage you to maintain your health through regular appointments and screenings.
All patients and visitors will be asked screening questions upon entering the hospital and outpatient care centers.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to a global shortage of rapid test kits all patients requiring a COVID-19 test will receive a standard PCR COVID test, typically returning results within 48-72 hours.
Patients scheduled to undergo certain elective procedures may require a COVID-19 negative test per IDPH requirements. If indicated, those patients will be informed at the time of scheduling and the test will be performed within three days of the procedure. Those patients will be directed where to go for their test upon scheduling and after the test will be required to self-isolate at home until the procedure.
To keep our employees, patients and community safe, we have implemented universal masking on the hospital campus and all outpatient care centers until further notice.
All are required to wear a mask when entering the hospital and outpatient care facilities and throughout their stay.