COVID-19 Information Page

Our hospital continually works to be prepared for all types of infectious diseases. We are taking proactive steps to protect our patients, healthcare workers and the community. We are constantly monitoring ongoing COVID-19 updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and implementing their recommendations.


Macoupin County Public Health Covid-19 Hotline Number: 217-313-5078


What are the symptoms of Covid-19?

Most common symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Tiredness

Less common symptoms:

  • Aches and pains
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • a rash on skin, or discoloration of fingers or toes

Serious symptoms:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Loss of speech of movement


Can I come to the Hospital to get a Covid test?

The Hospital does provide testing with the following procedures in place:  A physician order needs to be obtained and faxed to the Hospital scheduling department at 618-635-4315. Once the order is received, the Hospital scheduler will contact the patient to schedule a time for the drive through test.


How do I obtain my results?

For those presenting with a physician order, the office that ordered the test will contact the patient with results.


Where do I go to get tested?

Our scheduler will give you directions to the appropriate testing area. 


I was exposed and want a test, but am not showing symptoms, what can I do?

Please contact your health care provider, or contact the Macoupin County Public Health Department Covid-19 Hotline at 217.313.5078.


Is it safe to come into the Hospital for other services?

Yes. Our hospital continues to treat the communities we serve. We have an excellent team of professionals ready to serve your health needs. Screening precautions are in place for anyone entering the building.

Masks/face coverings are required for entry and throughout our facilities.   You will be asked to leave the facility if you choose not to comply with this rule. As a healthcare provider, it is our duty to protect our patients, staff, and all who enter our facilities. Masks/face coverings are proven to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.  If a medical condition prevents you from the ability to wear a mask, a face shield will be provided. 


Are visitors allowed in the Hospital?

At this time, no visitors are allowed in the facility

One support person is allowed in the ER with the patient.  The designated support person must stay in the room throughout the encounter.

Any support person, will be screened upon entrance, must be without any COVID symptoms or symptoms for illness and will wear a mask while in the facility.

Exceptions to these rules may be made for a patient that is actively dying, in life threatening situations or patients with special needs.  These situations will be dealt with on an individual basis with decisions made by the healthcare team. 

Video conferencing, face-time and/or other means of video communications can be utilized to enhance communications between the patient, family and the healthcare teams.  


The information keeps changing, I can’t keep up. What can I do?

Please note all information/policies are subject to change as the pandemic continues. It is important to check back regularly to ensure your visit is safe and smooth. If you have questions about the virus itself, we urge you to utilize the CDC guidelines, the local health department and/or contact your health care provider.