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