COVID 19: Click here for the latest information about Morris Hospital hospitalizations, testing locations, masking and visiting guidelines.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Based on the current COVID-19 community transmission level, masks are currently OPTIONAL at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers’ facilities.

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.

If you develop symptoms or think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider. If you have an emergency warning sign, seek emergency medical care immediately. 

COVID-19 TESTING

There are two options for COVID-19 testing through Morris Hospital:

IF YOU DON’T HAVE A PHYSICIAN’S ORDER

INSTRUCTIONS: If you are seeking COVID testing and don’t have a physician’s order, you can walk in to one of our urgent care locations where you will first be examined by a medical provider. Before coming to one of our urgent care locations, we highly encourage you to read the current testing procedure at our urgent care locations.

For our Urgent Care hours and locations, please visit:

IF YOU HAVE A PHYSICIAN’S ORDER 

INSTRUCTIONS: For patients who have a physician’s order, COVID testing is available at the Outpatient Laboratory Testing locations listed below. If you have a physician’s order, you can walk-in to one of our Laboratory Testing locations listed below. You do not need to schedule an appointment. Please go to our Laboratory  Services page for hours by location. If you are having a pre-operative COVID test, you must must have the test completed before 2 p.m. the day before the procedure.

Please follow the instructions provided to you by the physician who ordered your test. If your physician ordered a COVID test for you but did not provide you with instructions, you can call our Scheduling line at 815-942-4105.

 

VISITING GUIDELINES

If you are planning to visit a patient in the hospital or accompany a patient to an appointment or visit, please go to our Visitor Information page for the current Visitor Guidelines.

COVID-19 VACCINE

Most area retail pharmacies offer the COVID-19 vaccine. Please check the retail pharmacy websites for specific availability by location and for scheduling information.

Your local health department may also be a resource for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Please check the website of the health department in the county where you live:

CORONAVIRUS & VACCINE 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:

The CDC has many resources available that address vaccine safety (please see links below). If you still have questions after reviewing this information, you can always speak with your physician about the vaccine.