SHELBYVILLE — HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital has begun screening all patients for COVID-19 symptoms in a triage area outside the main entrance.

“HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital is screening for patients with COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms prior to entrance into the hospital, said Suzanne Clarke, M.D., HSHS Good Shepherd Family Health and medical staff president.

“These precautions are to ensure the safety of our colleagues and other patients seeking treatment for non-respiratory distress, not those seeking to be tested for COVID-19.”

Patients will be screened in an area just outside the main entrance of the hospital. Following the screening, all patients will then be triaged to the appropriate level of care.

HSHS Medical Group Family Medicine Shelbyville is also operating a regional respiratory hub. Their hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please call ahead at 217-774-4400.

Reminder: What to Do If You Are Experiencing Symptoms If you are experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms, please do not go to the emergency room. First, call your primary care physician. If you don’t have a physician, you can contact the Illinois Novel Coronavirus Hotline at 1-800-889-3931.

John Curtis can be reached at john.curtis@shelbyvilledailyunion.com

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