Carlinville Area Hospital Facing the New Normal

Carlinville Area Hospital, like many organizations across the country, has modified their normal operations.

Having worked incredibly hard with the rest of the region to flatten the curve of the pandemic, inpatient and outpatient services are fully operational.

Interventions to increase safety per CDC guidelines:

  • Everyone entering the building, including staff, will be screened, including a temperature reading, asked a serious of questions, and required to wear a mask.
  • Pre-operative screenings will include the need for a negative Covid-19 test prior to surgical procedures.
  • Waiting rooms are now set up to comply with social distancing and plastic barriers have been placed in registration areas.

Precautions implemented to increase safety:

  • Enhanced facility and room cleaning procedures targeted to eliminate any virus from surfaces.
  • Up-to-date monitoring of infection control policies that are consistent with current CDC guidelines.
  • Enhanced personal protective equipment guidelines to protect the health care providers and patients.
  • On-going collaboration with public health departments

Patient visitation guidelines:

  • No visitors unless patient needs assistance or patient is a minor.
  • Visitors who do not feel well should not visit.
  • No visitors under the age of 18 

Carlinville and Girard Family Health Care:

  • Home telehealth visits available
  • Walk-ins continue to be accepted through the Carlinville Family Health Care 7-day a week clinic

“We want our patients and visitors to know that we are doing our very best to keep them safe,” Mike Layfield, Interim CEO. “They can rely on the Medical Staff and employees of Carlinville Area Hospital to provide them with excellent care as the crisis recedes. Most importantly, if you or someone you know requires medical attention, we encourage you to come to either one of our clinics or the hospital so that you can get the healthcare you need and deserve.”