COVID-19 – What You Need To Know

Morris Hospital is committed to helping the community navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. This page includes the latest information on our safety measures, restrictions, and testing capabilities, along with helpful resources from the Centers for Disease Control.

COVID-19 TESTING AT MORRIS HOSPITAL

Morris Hospital offers two options for COVID testing:

Outpatient Drive-Thru Testing

Physician’s order required

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: M-F 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

TESTING LOCATION: Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St., Morris (follow drive-thru testing signs leading to corner of Lisbon & High Streets)

INSTRUCTIONS: After a physician’s order is received, a Scheduling representative from Morris Hospital will call to schedule a testing appointment. Test results take up to 72 hours and will get sent to the ordering physician, who will inform you of your results. You can also check your patient portal for test results or contact the provider who ordered the test. Please remain at home, away from others while you are waiting for your test results.

IMMEDIATE/CONVENIENT CARE VISIT

Walk-in

HOURS: Hours vary by location

INSTRUCTIONS: All four of our urgent care locations have COVID-19 testing available for symptomatic patients seeking care for flu-like symptoms. Patients are first examined by a medical provider who will determine if testing is appropriate based on the patient’s symptoms, medical history, and exposure risk. Test results are typically available in 3-5 days. The cost of the visit will include a physical exam and a separate charge for COVID-19 testing if testing is ordered.

Locations include:

Immediate Care at the Morris Hospital Ridge Road Campus
Address: 27240 W. Saxony Dr., Channahon
Phone: 815-521-1500
Walk-in hours: M-F 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat & Sun 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Immediate Care at the Diagnostic & Rehabilitative Center of Morris Hospital
Address: 100 W. Gore Rd., Morris
Phone: 815-364-8919
Walk-in hours: M-F 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat & Sun 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Convenient Care at the Morris Hospital Diamond-Coal City Campus
Address: 1450 E. Division St., Diamond
Phone: 815-634-3500
Walk-in hours: M-F 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat & Sun 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Convenient Care at the Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus
Address: 105 Saravanos Dr., Yorkville
Phone: 630-553-8200
Walk-in hours: M-F 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

MORRIS HOSPITAL SAFETY MEASURES

A number of measures are in order to safely deliver care at Morris Hospital and our 24 medical facilities throughout Grundy, LaSalle, Livingston, Kendall, and Will counties. When it comes to public places, we believe our facilities are among the safest:

  • Every patient or visitor who comes to a Morris Hospital facility is screened for symptoms of respiratory illness, has their temperature checked, and is required to wear a face covering/mask at all times. If you’re coming to the hospital or any of our facilities for services, please be sure to bring a face covering with you.
  • Special visitor guidelines are currently in place to maintain a safe environment for our patients and guests.
  • Our staff self-monitors for illness daily, and practices universal masking physical distancing in the workplace.
  • Extra cleaning measures remain in place, including frequent cleaning of high touch areas.
  • For the highest level of safety, all patients are tested for COVID-19 upon admission to the hospital. Inpatients who test positive for COVID-19 are placed in an isolation room that has negative air pressure in order to contain any potential airborne contaminants.
  • All patients undergoing surgery or a procedure involving anesthesia are tested for COVID-19 prior to the procedure.

VISITOR RESTRICTIONS & GUIDELINES

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have a number of precautions in place for the safety of our patients, employees, and the community:

One (1) support person (age 18 or older) per day is permitted for:

  • Hospital inpatients between 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Visitors may be approved on an individual case basis for patients who are at end of life. Intellectually and/or developmentally disabled patients with prolonged hospitalizations will be allowed two support persons; only one may be present at a time.
  • Patients in the Family Birthing Suites (24 hours daily).
  • Emergency room patients (24 hours daily).
  • Immediate Care and Convenient Care visits as needed.
  • Healthcare Centers office visits as needed.
  • Patients undergoing surgery or a procedure involving sedation (from patient’s arrival time until discharge unless patient has an inpatient stay then during inpatient visiting hours).
  • Children age 17 and younger who are receiving any services at Morris Hospital or any of our facilities.
  • Individuals with intellectual and/or development disabilities who are receiving any services at Morris Hospital or any of our facilities.

In order to minimize the spread of illness, visitors/support persons continue to be restricted in these areas:

  • Inpatients placed in isolation may not have a visit from a support person, except for obstetrical patients.
  • Patients having an outpatient test, procedure that doesn’t involve sedation, rehabilitation services, sleep study, or radiation therapy are asked to come to their appointment alone. The only exceptions are children 17 and younger, individuals with intellectual and/or development disabilities, and anyone else who needs continual assistance.

Expectations of Support Persons:
Please help us maintain a safe environment by following these guidelines:

  • Support persons must be free from illness and will not be permitted to enter the building if they are exhibiting fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, cough, or flu-like symptoms.
  • Support persons will undergo a temperature check and screening questions before being permitted to enter the building. Anyone who screens positive or has a temperature of 99.5° or higher will be unable to visit.
  • Support persons must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth while in the building, including in a patient room or exam room.
  • Support persons may only eat or drink in the designated cafeteria in order to assure that masks are in place at all times in inpatient care and reception areas.
  • Support persons must maintain 6 feet of distancing from others while in the building.
  • Other than use of the cafeteria, gift shop, or restroom, support persons must remain in the designated reception area or patient room/exam room at all times.

TEMPORARILY POSTPONED SERVICES

  • All public meetings, events, health education classes, support groups and student clinical rotations are suspended until further notice.
  • Wellness Wednesday screenings are suspended until further notice.

CORONAVIRUS EDUCATION

For detailed information about COVID-19, call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease Hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for the latest information and prevention tips related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Additional education, links and resources about COVID-19 can be found below:

CDC SELF-CHECKER

Click the button below to access the CDC’s guide to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care.

EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING

As we all do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by staying home, it’s essential that we don’t forget to take care of ourselves. This means mind, body and soul.

Here are some resources for managing the stress and anxiety commonly experienced during this unprecedented challenge:

UPDATES
Morris Hospital, IHA Encourage Patients to Get the Healthcare They Need

Morris Hospital, IHA Encourage Patients to Get the Healthcare They Need

Morris Hospital Expands Visitor Guidelines

Morris Hospital Expands Visitor Guidelines

Morris Hospital Temporarily Limits COVID Testing Due to Supply Shortage

Morris Hospital Temporarily Limits COVID Testing Due to Supply Shortage

Registration deadline nears for Conquer COVID Virtual 5K Run

Registration deadline nears for Conquer COVID Virtual 5K Run

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