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COVID INFORMATION

VACCINE INFORMATION

New vaccines available at the Mattoon, Charleston and Effingham Walk-In Clinics.

Pfizer vaccines are available for people age 12 and older at the Mattoon and Charleston Walk-In Clinics. This two-dose vaccine is FREE and available from 7 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday and 8 am to 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday. No appointment is needed. The vaccine is also available at the Effingham Walk-In Clinic from 1 to 6 pm on Thursdays by appointment only.

  • Charleston Walk-In Clinic • 2040 Lincoln Ave, Suite 100 • 217-345-2030
  • Mattoon Walk-In Clinic • 200 Dettro Dr. • 217-238-3000
  • Effingham Walk-In Clinic • 1303 W. Evergreen Ave., Suite 100 • 217-540-6123

Boosters

The Pfizer Bivalent vaccine is available to those 12 years and older.It can be administered two months after the last booster or series of vaccines of Pfizer or Moderna. No appointments are necessary. These are also available at the Mattoon, Charleston and Effingham Walk-In Clinics.

You must present your vaccine card when receiving a second dose or a booster dose.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing is available by appointment only at the Mattoon Walk-In Clinic. Call 217 238-3000. During high volume periods, COVID-19 test results are available in 36-72 hours.

The cost of the COVID-19 testing is $135. Your insurance will be billed. Some insurance companies are not covering the cost for people who are not vaccinated. If you do not have insurance, the federal HRSA grant will be billed for the cost.

To learn more about your county’s positivity rate, go to http://www.dph.illinois.gov/regionmetrics

If you have been directly exposed to someone with the virus, please quarantine at home for 10 days. Remember, it generally takes at least three to five days after exposure for enough of the virus in your system to show up positive in a test, so testing before that point is not warranted. If you do not have symptoms, there is no need for a test. You should just quarantine. 

Locating Your Covid-19 Test Results

Your COVID-19 test results will appear on your SBL Patient Portal as soon as they are available. Click on “Health Record” and scroll to the last entry “Covid:19 Results.”

See illustration. 

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Please follow guidelines for wearing a mask anytime you must be in public. We ask that you remain diligent in helping control community spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

We sat down with SBL's James Hildebrandt, DO, to answer some frequently asked questions about COVID-19.

  • Video 1: Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?
  • Video 2: How effective are the current vaccines?
  • Video 3: How much will the vaccine cost me?
  • Video 4: Do I still have to wear a mask once I am vaccinated?
  • Video 5: What are the side effects of the vaccination?
  • Video 6: Should pregnant or breastfeeding women get the vaccine?
  • Video 7: Can I get COVID from the vaccine?

Hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19

For more COVID-19 FAQ, visit this page.

Pre-surgical/Pre-procedural

  • Beginning with procedures and surgeries to be performed on or after Monday, 5/9, SBL will no longer require Covid testing.
  • Patients will be screened for symptoms of Covid during a pre-procedure phone call and also on arrival the day of surgery. 
  • If the patient has any symptoms, rapid testing will be performed at that time.
  • If a patient’s Covid screen is negative, no testing is necessary.

For information about pre-procedural testing, call the Surgery Center at 217 258-7400.
 

Visitor Policy at the Health Center

Visitor restrictions have been lifted with special rules below for Women & Children's Center. All visitors and guests must wear a surgical mask (not cloth) in all healthcare settings. In accordance with our pre-pandemic policy, surgery patients may have two support people over 18 during surgery.

Women & Children's Center restricts visitors to two with the following visitor policy:

Labor/Postpartum patients: Two (2) designated visitors who may come and go through the duration of the stay. Only one (1) may remain overnight. Visitors must be over 18 (unless a parent of the newborn). The two visitors will be given a visitor bracelet for easy identification and admittance to the unit. Only one visitor may go into the OR for a non-emergent cesarean section and remain in the room during the recovery phase. Visitors must wear a mask at all times during the stay.

For COVID positive labor/postpartum patients: One (1) visitor who must stay in the room for the duration of the stay. Meals will be provided. Visitors must wear a mask at all times during the stay.

Pediatric patients: no change. Two (2) designated visitors who may come and go for the duration of the stay. No siblings or visitors under 18 unless they are the parent of the patient. Visitors must wear a mask at all times during the stay.

Overflow/gynecology/surgery patients (including COVID positive): Two (2) designated visitors who may come and go through the duration of the stay. Only one (1) may remain overnight. Visitors must be over 18. The two visitors will be given a visitor bracelet for easy identification and admittance to the unit. Visitors must wear a mask at all times during the stay.

For COVID positive overflow/gynecology/surgery patients: One (1) visitor who must stay in the room for the duration of the stay. Meals will be provided. Visitors must wear a mask at all times during the stay.

Surgery: Patients may have two support people over the age of 18 present during surgery.

Curbside Prescription Pickup

Prairie Medical Pharmacy is offering curbside pickup at Entrance F from 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday - Friday. You will need to call 217-238-6270 in advance, and upon arrival, your prescriptions will be delivered to your car at the canopied entrance.