Quincy Medical Group (QMG) is taking necessary precautions in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health departments to keep patients safe.
As a result, all QMG facilities have implemented screening processes at entrances to screen patients and visitors throughout QMG business hours.
This individual will screen patients for fever (take temperatures), cough, respiratory symptoms and/or shortness of breath.
If patients have symptoms or have a temperature, QMG will ask them to return to their cars and call the QMG Hotline (217-277-4001) for additional screening.
Additionally, the pediatric walk-in department is converting to appointment only to ensure and recommends patients call when they arrive.
During a time when social-distancing is encouraged in the community to protect against COVID-19, QMG is seeking to provide alternative treatment options for patients beyond the traditional clinic setting.
Telehealth is now being offered at QMG allowing patients to visit their healthcare providers virtually.
Last week, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced significant changes to telehealth requirements effective immediately in response to the COVID-19 national emergency.
Telehealth services were previously only available to rural clinics if patients were physically present. During this time, CMS waived this requirement allowing patients to receive services from their homes instead.
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.
Your provider’s office will provide you with instructions on how to access this service.
Visit quincymedgroup.com/coronavirus for additional information about COVID-19.