IVCH Coronavirus Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health and the LaSalle County Health Department have both issued warnings that the number of COVID-19 cases in the county is increasing and similar reports have also been received from surrounding counties. Both agencies are recommending renewed adherence to safety measures that have proven to be successful in limiting the spread of the coronavirus. They include:

  • Wear a mask. The easiest and most effective way to control the spread of COVID-19 is to wear a mask when out in public. Those who choose not to wear a mask are putting their parents, grandparents, co-workers and community at risk.
  • Wash your hands frequently. Hand hygiene is essential. Soap and water are inexpensive ways to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
  • Social distance. Stay at least six feet away from other people when away from home.

Above all, take the COVID-19 threat seriously. It’s here. It’s real. It’s up to us to work together to keep it from spreading.

Do I need a COVID-19 test and where do I go if I do?

Talk to your doctor or call our COVID-19 Hotline at 815-780-3425 to talk to a nurse about what’s best for you and your family. The hotline is nurse is available 9am – 5pm on weekdays and 10am – 4 pm on weekends. If a coronavirus test is called for and ordered by a provider, IVCH offers convenient drive-up testing during scheduled times—you never have to leave your car.

Telemedicine Appointments—yes, we Video Chat!

We understand that because of COVID-19 uncertainties you may not want to come in for a scheduled medical appointment office visit. That’s why our physicians and other healthcare providers are offering you the option of visiting with them from the comfort and safety of your own home by means of a video conference call. Call your IVCH medical office for details.

CareToday is Open

Our CareToday walk-in clinic located next to the Illinois Valley Y at 310 Walnut Street in Peru is open. Click here for hours. Call 815-780-3855 for more information.

Thank You!

Your support during the COVID-19 pandemic has been fantastic. The meals and snacks for our staff and all other contributions have been greatly appreciated. Most importantly, your cooperation in working with us and other local hospitals and area health departments to keep the Illinois Valley safe is what will prove to be the biggest difference maker in our collective efforts to overcome the coronavirus.

Financial Support

The IVCH Foundation helps the hospital meet extraordinary expenses and these are extraordinary times. Click here to donate and thank you in advance.