Alerts for the Alton, Illinois Area
Winter Weather Closings
Due to the inclement weather, our primary care and specialty offices will be closing at noon today, Monday, February 15, 2021.
Godfrey Prompt Care will be closing at 3:00 today, Monday, February 15, 2021.
Please stay safe and warm today.
Outpatient Lab Hours Have Changed
Outpatient Lab/EKG/Covid-19 Testing Schedule
What: Schedule changes for Outpatient Services to include Lab draw, EKG and Covid-19 swabbing.
Why: To provide consistency for our patients requiring pre-procedural lab, ekg and Covi-19 testing.
When: Effective immediately, outpatient testing hours for Lab, EKG and Covid-19 swabbing will be limited to:
Monday through Friday 6:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 8:00am – 12:00pm
Please call Greg Schmittling with any questions. 618.474.6114
OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center Implementing Visitor Restrictions
To protect the health and safety of patients, visitors, and Mission Partners (employees), OSF HealthCare facilities in Alton and Godfrey will implement a strict no visitor policy effective April 1, 2020, with a few exceptions:
- One visitor will be allowed for pediatric patients
- One visitor will be allowed for childbirth
- One visitor will be allowed for patients with behavioral health, developmental delays or altered mental status for whom a caregiver is necessary for their care or safety
- Exceptions will be made for end-of-life situations
- Other exceptions will be made in consultation with leadership
We have activated a screening process for all visitors and vendors that enter our facilities. Visitors that fall under the above visitor exceptions will be screened at the Main Entrance for signs of respiratory illness.
In addition to self-reporting, Mission Partners are now being screened by their Supervisors. All Mission Partners are expected to self-monitor for symptoms before coming to work by taking their temperature. Once they have arrived for their shift, Supervisors will initiate a second round of screening to ensure they are feeling well.
All patients are not being screened at the door, but ARE being screened at the department to which they are going to for their procedure or visit. They are asked all of the relevant screening questions to ensure that they are healthy.
If you have questions about coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the OSF HealthCare website.
“Quality and safety is our number one priority,” says OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center President Ajay Pathak. “We feel these safety measures are aligned with our Mission and the CDC recommendations, and we thank our communities for their understanding.”
Closings & Cancellations - Alton Area
Many offices have updated their hours or have temporarily closed during this time please check your office location for details here.
Classes & Events
The following OSF HealthCare activities have been temporarily cancelled or postponed:
- March 21
- Baby Boot Camp - cancelled
- April 15
- Car Seat Safety - cancelled
- April 16
- Breastfeeding Series - cancelled
- April 18
- Baby Boot Camp - cancelled
- May 13
- Wednesday Night Lamaze - cancelled
- May 18
- Infant CPR - cancelled
Please check back for updated information.