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COVID-19 and Related Information

Palos Hospital continues to monitor COVID-19 and its impact in the communities we serve. Palos Hospital will continue to receive, review and analyze developments and information updates, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidance for the COVID-19 viral illness. Concurrent with potential for community spread of COVID-19, Palos Hospital remains mindful of the current influenza seasonal outbreak, which has caused substantial morbidity in the country and often shares similar symptoms to the COVID-19 virus. Palos Hospital will continue to follow protocols as they may evolve for these viral infections.

COVID-19 Testing

Palos Health is not performing outpatient COVID-19 testing for patients who are demonstrating symptoms or who have been exposed to COVID-19 and are asymptomatic. Only pre-procedure/pre-surgical patients not experiencing symptoms will receive a COVID-19 test with a doctor’s order.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough or difficulty breathing, please contact your primary care physician. If you are in need of immediate medical attention, you are encouraged to go to the Palos Hospital Emergency Department or the Immediate Care Center at the Palos Health South Campus. Upon entering either facility please wear a mask and immediately notify registration of your symptoms.

Precautionary measures at Palos Health Campuses

  • Telehealth visits for non-emergencies - Palos Medical Group patients can now schedule remote visits with their provider via video using a cell phone, tablet or laptop. For more details or to schedule an appointment, call 708-923-1000.

Elective procedures

As allowed by the state of Illinois, as of Monday, May 11, Palos Hospital resumed elective surgeries. We are using the guidelines outlined on the Illinois Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) web site. This includes our new visitor restrictions. All patients will undergo preoperative testing for COVID-19. For additional information on the IDPH guidelines, visit IDPH.

Resources

Government guidelines - Palos Health is adhering to the recommendations set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and the Illinois Department of Public Health. For the latest information from regarding COVID-19, visit CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) or IDPH Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Send a note of gratitude

We are grateful for our Palos Health staff and know that many of you are as well. Visit this page to learn about ways you can show your support during this time.

Make a donation

Financial - Palos Health is grateful for monetary donations to help us further our mission of creating a better everyday life for our community through providing compassionate health care. If you would like to donate, you may use this secure form or mail donations to:

Palos Hospital
Attn: Administration
12251 S. 80th Avenue
Palos Heights, IL 60463

Please make checks payable to Palos Hospital. All donations are tax deductible.