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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 a 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.

Precautionary measures at Palos Health Campuses

  • Temporary visitor restrictions - In an effort to keep our patients and our health care professionals safe, we are not allowing any visitors at this time. (Our Birthing Center is the exception; one support person will be permitted.)

The temporary no visitor policy also applies to our outpatient facilities at the hospital (including the Emergency Department) and at our South Campus in Orland Park (including the Immediate Care Center and Palos Medical Group offices).

For outpatient areas, exceptions will be made only for pediatric patients and patients requiring support person assistance. In these situations, each patient may bring one support person age 18 or older. The support person must be in good health, not exhibiting any signs or symptoms of illness, and remain with the patient for the entirety of the visit. No children will be allowed to accompany a patient at this time.

For all other patients, non-essential support persons and/or those providing transportation will be asked to drop-off for the visit and await notification that the visit is complete for pick up.

  • 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 extending the no visitor policy until further notice. 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

  • Personal protective equipment - If you are interested in donating protective gear to our front line employees, visit donating protective gear to learn more about how you can help.
  • 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.

  • Meals and snacks - We have fielded numerous calls asking about donations of food and care packages for those on the front lines. While we are not experiencing a pressing need at this time, we do ask that any donations be entered through Meal Train®. Click here to learn how to co-ordinate a food delivery to our front line workers.