MACOMB, Ill. – McDonough District Hospital announced a new coronavirus nurse triage hotline and a drive-thru screening station beginning Wednesday, March 25. These services will be open seven days a week.
If a person is experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath they should call the nurse triage hotline at (309) 836-1715 or their primary care provider. The nurse triage hotline will operate from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
The drive-thru screening station will operate from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Patients should be 18 years or older and MUST be pre-registered to access the drive-thru service. Patients that have not called the MDH nurse triage hotline or their primary care provider will be asked to call the hotline to pre-register. All testing requires an order by a physician or nurse practitioner. No more than two occupants per vehicle
Patients younger than 18 years will need to call their pediatrician or primary care provider. If you do not have a primary care provider, call the MDH Family Clinic or MDH Convenience Clinic at (309) 837-6937.
The tent is located on the south end of the MDH parking lot, next to the Health Services Buildings. All vehicles should enter from MDH’s East entrance off Grant Street, follow the signage to the tent, then depart from the West entrance (near the ER) and turn back onto Grant Street.
Screening procedures will test for Influenza A & B, strep, and COVID-19 as per the protocol followed by the nurse triage hotline or primary care provider.
Patients are required to stay inside their vehicle. Please roll down the window and a clinical staff member will perform the screen.
MDH will post any updated COVID-19 news on its website, www.MDH.org/COVID19.