HANNIBAL CLINIC TO OPEN FLU-LIKE ILLNESS SCREENING CENTER
There are currently no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Hannibal or the immediate Tri-State area. However, as part of the communities’ proactive advanced planning to reduce the risk of virus transmission and to protect the safety of patients, employees and the public, Hannibal Clinic is taking the following steps.
FLU-LIKE ILLNESS SCREENING CENTER
Beginning Thursday, March 19th, all patients who are experiencing flu-like symptoms are asked to call the Blessing Health System hotline at 217-277-3504. The hotline is available 24/7 and is staffed by nurses who can discuss the illness the caller is experiencing and provide recommendations. Based on the outcome of the hotline call, patients may be recommended to visit the Flu-Like Illness Screening Center on Hannibal Clinic’s main campus, located at 100 Medical Drive.
The Flu-Like Illness Screening Center will be open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to Noon. Patients who have not called the hotline will be asked to call the hotline before they can be see or directed to the appropriate location for the care they need.
CONTROLLED ACCESS TO BUILDING
Effective immediately, all traffic on the Hannibal Clinic Campus will be routed through the West Entrance parking area (third entrance off of the roundabout on Medical Drive). This will include all patients being seen within the Hannibal Clinic facility and the Flu-Like Illness Screening Center. Staff will help direct traffic to the appropriate area upon entering the parking lot.
The East Entrance will be the only access point for patients and visitors. Hannibal Clinic team members will be available at the entrance to assist patients in reaching their destination in an efficient manner.
SCREENING OF ALL PATIENTS AND EMPLOYEES
Hannibal Clinic has implemented a screening process for all patients, employees and visitors to the clinic at this time. For individuals who are not currently experiencing any respiratory symptoms, a brief screen and temperature check will be conducted prior to exiting the vehicle.
Currently, patients may only have one visitor with them for their appointment. The visitor will also be screened prior to entering the building and will not be permitted if he or she is experiencing any respiratory symptoms.
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