The current COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak is a continuously developing story. FHN continues to participate in webinars and conference calls with local, state, regional, and national experts to be advised of the current status and next steps with respect to confirmed cases of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in the United States.
While we’re seeing an improvement in numbers and cases in our communities, as health care providers, we still have a duty to prioritize the health and well-being of our patients, many of whom are immunocompromised and/or at high risk of severe reaction should they get COVID-19.
Therefore, at this time we will continue to require masks at our facilities. The science overwhelmingly shows that masking helps to reduce the spread of COVID-19, both for those who wear a mask and those who spend time around those who are masked. The CDC continues to recommend universal masking in health care settings, and we will continue to evaluate and follow both science and regulatory guidelines at our facilities.
FHN is now offering adult COVID-19 Bivalent booster vaccinations which contain both original and Omicron subvariants coverage. Individuals must have completed the initial two doses of Moderna or Pfizer vaccines – or one dose of Johnson & Johnson – at least two months prior to receiving the Bivalent booster. FHN is recommending a two-week waiting period between the annual flu vaccine and the Bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccination.
Initial Moderna vaccinations and Bivalent booster vaccinations will be given at FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills, FHN Family Healthcare Center – Lanark, and FHN Family Healthcare Center – Forreston.
Please call FHN Central Scheduling at 815-599-7060 to schedule an appointment for adult initial COVID-19 vaccinations or Bivalent booster vaccinations.
PFIZER pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations are given at FHN Family Healthcare Center – Burchard Hills Pediatric Office. Please call the office at 815-599-7755 to schedule an appointment.
1763 S. Dirck Drive
Individuals can also elect to register for a Bivalent Booster vaccination during one of the booster vaccination clinics listed below. Please complete the fields below to reserve a time for your vaccination. Individuals must have completed the initial two doses of Moderna or Pfizer vaccines – or one dose of Johnson & Johnson – at least two months prior to receiving the Bivalent booster. FHN is recommending a two-week waiting period between the annual flu vaccine and the Bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccination. The number of people who can be vaccinated at any one time depends on availability of the vaccine.
Please plan to stay for 15 minutes after you've received your vaccination or 30 minutes if you have had immediate reactions to vaccinations, such as flu shots, or need to regularly carry an EpiPen.
The following symptoms, which are not the same as those for the common cold, may appear 2-14 days after you've been exposed to COVID-19:
Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild non-specific symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover.
If the symptoms worsen or persist, call your healthcare provider.
Symptoms that call for immediate medical attention include:
If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms and have an FHN primary care provider, please call your primary care provider's office. If you do not have a primary care provider, and you would like to establish with one, please call 815-599-7060.
If you have any questions related to COVID-19, please call the Illinois Department of Public Health COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-889-3931.
While there is currently no treatment for COVID-19, people who are mildly ill can be safe at home. While at home, they should stay in a specific room as much as possible if living with others and away from other people who may visit.
Avoid Spreading Germs
As the recent surge of COVID-19 patients slows down, FHN is revising visitor restrictions, as of April 12, 2022, for FHN Memorial Hospital and all other FHN locations.
Clinic Appointments at FHN Family Healthcare Centers or Specialty Care Centers: Two adults are allowed to accompany adult patients to office visits.
Pediatric patients may have 2 parents or adults along for office visits.
No visitors who are currently experiencing or recently experienced COVID-19 or respiratory symptoms, such as a cough, fever or shortness of breath, are permitted.
Visitors throughout all FHN locations must:
Thank you for helping us keep our community safe during this time.
Please feel free to download the attached flyers for businesses and organizations to print and post:
Please review the following resources to find out more about the virus and what can be done to help prevent its spread:
Listen to FHN Infection Preventionist Margie Kochsmier, MSN, RN, CMSRN talk about COVID-19 Vaccine Myths - November 2.
5 Reasons to Wear a Mask Even After You're Vaccinated - January 20.
SCHD reports on COVID-19 Vaccine Arrival in Region 1 - December 16.
Listen to Mark Gridley, FHN President, CEO give a COVID-19 update - November 16.
Listen to FHN's Dr. Farhan Khan discuss COVID-19 symptoms and prevention - November 3.
Listen to FHN Infection Preventionist Margie Kochsmier, MSN, RN, CMSRN talk about remaining vigilant in COVID-19 prevention practices - October 27.
Illinois Department of Public Health's Small Social Gatherings Safety Tips
Find specific information about COVID-19 testing and related treament costs.
Get the basics of a good medicine cabinet updated to include supplies recommended during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Listen to Dr. Keith Martin, FHN's Chief Medical Officer, review FHN Memorial Hospital's COVID-19 Preparations - April 28.
Listen to Mark Gridley, FHN President, CEO, talk about the Coronavirus - April 21.
FHN's Infection Preventionist Margie Kochsmier, MSN, RN, CMSRN, talks about COVID-19.
Listen to Mark Gridley, FHN President, CEO, talk about the Coronavirus - April 7.
Listen to Kathryn Martinez, FHN Chief Operating Officer, talk about FHN's preparations for outbreak - March 31.
Listen to Mark Gridley, FHN President, CEO, talk about the Coronavirus - March 17.
Listen to Gabriel Gonzalez, Assistant Vice President of Behavioral Health at FHN, talk about mental health during this outbreak.
The best way to avoid spreading (or catching) any illness is to:
Good advice about the importance of cleaning your phone.
How Safe Is It To Eat Takeout? - Find out and get tips to keep safe.
Support Your Local Restaurants - Get a list of area restaurants providing takeout and delivery service.
The FHN Family Counseling Center is a proud partner of the Illinois Call4Calm Text Line Service. Text "TALK" TO 552020 (or "HABLAR" for Spanish). The Illinois Call4Calm Text Line is not a crisis hotline, but is a source of support for anyone experiencing stress and in need of a listening ear. We are here to serve you.
New and Updated COVID-19 Resources for Parents