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CORONAVIRUS

INFORMATION

Masks are required inside all QMG Facilities.

The health and safety of all of our patients and team members continue to be our top priority.  Patients, visitors, and staff are all required to wear masks at all times while inside our Quincy Medical Group facilities.  When visiting Quincy Medical Group, we ask that you bring a mask with you to wear.  If you do not have a mask, we will provide you with one at our entrance.  Thank you for helping us keep everyone healthy by wearing your mask at all times while you’re in our facilities.

What should I do if I have flu-like symptoms?

Please call our COVID-19 Hotline at 217-277-4001 if you are experiencing:

  • fever over 100
  • cough
  • shortness of breath

Individuals will be screened over the phone by our clinical staff. If patients meet clinical criteria, they will be directed to the new Flu-Like Illness Screening Center, set up in collaboration between QMG, SIU, and Blessing Health System, for evaluation. If patients are directed to the Center, they will complete a brief registration. Lab testing will be performed only if medically indicated and if available.

Special Hours

As we monitor the situation and take direction from our local and federal government officials some of our hours are changing. These changes are temporary and we will update this site as needed. Click here to learn more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Should I Keep my Regularly Scheduled appointment?

UPDATE: March 20, 2020

Quincy Medical Group (QMG) will remain open as an essential business based on the shelter-in-place order issued by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker today.

For at least the next two weeks, in-person visits will be for urgent needs only. Non-urgent in-person appointments will be rescheduled; urgent needs will be determined by the providers and their patients. (QMG providers will continue to see patients for appointments related to workers compensation claims.)

Virtual, or Telehealth, visits will continue to be available.

Telehealth is a way to connect virtually to your healthcare provider from your home. Many of our providers — primary care, specialty care, and behavioral health — are already using telehealth, and we are bringing more on to this new platform every day.

  • Patients may be seen for any diagnosis, not just COVID-19 related concerns.
  • Telehealth can be delivered via video conference, smartphone, or landline phone call.

Learn more about telehealth here, or give your provider’s office a call.

Pediatric Walk-In Clinic Information

The pediatric walk-in department is converting to appointment only to ensure that all patients are screened before they arrive at Quincy Medical Group.

Please call 217-222-6550, ext. 3333 for a same day appointment.

Pediatrics also recommends that patients call when they arrive for remote check-in, and patients may be asked to wait in the car until exam rooms are available to avoid waiting room exposure.

What is social distancing?

Social distancing actions are taken to restrict when and where people can gather to stop or slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID‐19) or other infectious diseases in communities. Social distancing actions include limiting large groups of people coming together, closing buildings or canceling events.

Learn more about social distancing from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Where can I learn more?

The Adams County Health Department’s facebook page will post local updates.

The Illinois Department of Public Health shares regular updates at a state-level.

The CDC has general COVID-19 information as well as up-to-date national statistics.

Where is the Community Screening Center Located?

If you have called your primary care provider or QMG’s COVID-19 Hotline, 217-277-4001, you may be directed to the screening facility at 2808 Chestnut St.

Those who arrive at the Flu-Like Illness Screening Center without calling the hotline will be directed to call first in order to be evaluated by phone. Many people with flu like symptoms may be instructed to stay home.

What is a Coronavirus?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), coronaviruses are named for the crown-like spikes on their surface. Coronavirues have been around for a while and typically cause mild illnesses, like the common cold.

COVID-19 is a novel, or new, coronavirus, which means that this specific virus has not been seen in humans before now.

Simple Steps You Can Take to Avoid the Spread of COVID-19

  • Wash your hands
    Wash your hands

    with warm soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

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    Cover your cough or sneeze

    with a tissue and throw it away immediately.

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    Disinfect high-touch surfaces

    such as telephones, keyboards, handles, faucets, and light switches daily.

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    Avoid Touching

    your eyes, nose, or mouth.

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    Avoid close contact

    with people who are sick.

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    Avoid public transportation

    such as buses, airplanes, and trains if you do not need to travel or have other options.