Perry Memorial Hospital Issues Covid-19 Update

Perry Memorial Hospital and Clinics continue to monitor the evolving status of COVID-19 and the Perry Team is prepared to handle the community’s concern working within the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Bureau County Health Department (BCHD) guidelines. Perry’s goal is to protect the public and limit the spread of COVID-19 here in Princeton and our surrounding communities. 

If you feel ill, even if you have mild symptoms, stay home. If your condition worsens, call before you go to a Perry clinic or Prompt Care. If it is an emergency, call 911 and tell the dispatcher your symptoms and share any recent travel history. 

Perry COVID-19 Testing Procedures follow IDPH/BCHD Guidelines: (Perry may update guidelines based on IDPH/BCHD direction) Step One Be prepared to answer screening questions. Keep in mind, the questions are subject to change based on IDPH/BCHD recommendations. 

• Have you traveled in the last 14 days? 

• Have you traveled to China, any other country, or a community in the United States where the coronavirus is spreading? 

• Have you had close contact with anyone diagnosed with known coronavirus (COVID-19) infection or who is under evaluation for possible exposure? (Close contact means having been within 6 feet of that person for an extended time or being exposed to their cough or sneeze.) 

• Do you have any of the following symptoms: fever, a cough (or other cold or flu-like symptoms), difficulty breathing or shortness of breath? Step Two 

1. First an influenza test will be performed. This test will have results in approximately twenty (20) 

minutes. 2. If influenza is negative, a COVID-19 test authorization will be requested from BCHD/ IDPH to receive authorization to administer a COVID-19 test. Results from this test can take up to 72 hours. 3. If a test is requested and not authorized by BCHD/IDPH, the patient will be financially 

responsible for the testing (some insurances may pay for the test). 

Primary care clinic or Prompt Care Call First and Be Prepared to answer screening questions on the call. We will plan your visit and greet you at a coordinated entrance. 

• Perry Memorial Prompt Care: 815-875-2273 

• Perry Memorial Family Health Clinic: 815-875-4531 

• Perry Memorial Walnut Clinic: 815-379-2020 

• Perry Memorial Henry Clinic: 309-364-2002 

Emergency Department – 815-875-2811 Call first, and entrance arrangements will be communicated at the time of the call. 

After a visit to Perry Clinics or Emergency Department Your provider will then direct you to self-quarantine and the BCHD will become your contact over the 14-day quarantine period and will communicate test results when received.

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