Infectious Disease

COVID-19 RESPONSE: For the safety of our patients, we continue to implement special precautions in our Healthcare Centers. Our providers are reviewing the daily patient schedules to determine which patients require an in person appointment and which patients may be served through a phone or video appointment. Some patients may be asked to reschedule for a later date for elective appointments such as yearly physicals, well child checks, sports physicals and well controlled chronic conditions. We will be in touch with you if there are any changes to your previously scheduled appointment.

If you have an in-person appointment and develop any of these symptoms – fever, cough, shortness of breath, sort throat, muscle aches, runny nose – CALL OUR OFFICE prior to coming in. Our clinical staff will discuss appointment options with you over the phone.

The Morris Hospital Infectious Disease Specialists specialize in treating conditions caused by pathogentic agents, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites, which may or may not be contagious.

Dr. John Bolden is an excellent local resource for individuals seeking consultation and treatment for the following conditions:

  • Influenza
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
  • Clostridium Difficile Colitis
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Tick-borne infections (Lyme disease)
  • Mosquito-borne infections (West Nile virus)
  • Tuberculosis
  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

To schedule an appointment or request more information about our services, please call 815.513.3074.


425 E. Route 6, Suite B,
Morris, IL 60450
Phone: 815-513-3074
Provider: John R. Bolden, M.D.



As an infectious disease physician, Dr. John R. Bolden Jr. specializes in conditions caused by pathogenic agents, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites, which may or may not be contagious. He has specific interest in antibiotic resistance, skin and soft tissue infections, HIV infectious, Clostridium Difficile Colitis and MRSA.

Dr. Bolden attended the University of Illinois-Chicago, where he acquired his medical degree and his master’s degree in cell biology.  He completed his residency at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago and a fellowship in infectious disease at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine in North Chicago.

He is the chairman of infection control at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers. In 2011, Dr. Bolden was recognized as one of the Top 25 African American Physicians in the Chicago area in Black Health Magazine.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bolden, please call 815.513.3074.


Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


For your convenience, we suggest that you download and complete our Healthcare Centers – General Patient Registration Form before coming in for your office visit.


Your provider is committed to delivering the best possible coordination of your care by participating in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). A care coordinator may get involved in your care to help improve communication between your healthcare providers. Please visit our Accountable Care Organization (ACO) webpage to learn more.

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