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.
As more and more of our community is vaccinated, FHN has found that a majority of calls we place to people on our waiting list to schedule appointments go unanswered or the appointments are unneeded due to people being vaccinated elsewhere, needing to postpone their appointment, or for other reasons. Making hundreds of calls is not only time-consuming, but also slows down the process of getting to people who are waiting to be vaccinated.
We are therefore transitioning to a self-scheduling process for vaccination appointments. Anyone over the age of 18* may register themselves for any available appointment slot. As always, there is a defined supply of vaccine and the number of appointments available is based on that quantity.
As we transition to the self-scheduling process, FHN will no longer call individuals on the waiting list after Friday, April 23. Future vaccination events for self-registration will be available at www.fhn.org as they are scheduled, and will be publicized on FHN’s social media channels and traditional media when possible.To schedule yourself for one of the vaccination times currently available, please visit our REGISTRATION PAGE. If you are unable to schedule online, please call 815-599-6412, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for assistance.
Please see the Region 1 Local Health Departments COVID-19 VACCINE QUESTION AND ANSWER GUIDE
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, as much as possible, they should stay in a specific room if living with others and away from other people who may visit.
Avoid Spreading Germs
No visitors are allowed for hospital patients with diagnosed COVID-19 or in droplet isolation.
Other visits are permitted as follows:
Masks are required throughout the hospital, visitors must remain in the patient's room, and no visitors under age 18 are permitted.
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:
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 03.
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