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Cook County Health continues to take steps to ensure the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff, working closely with local and state agencies, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and our own Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Cook.

Currently, the COVID-19 omicron variant, a very contagious form of COVID-19, is now the dominant variant in the U.S. COVID-19 cases are increasing across Cook County, especially in communities where vaccinations rates are low.

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the easiest and most effective way to keep yourself and others safe from the virus, including the omicron variant. Current data shows that 99% of COVID-related deaths in the U.S. are in unvaccinated individuals. The vaccines are safe. More than 190 million Americans have already gotten their shot.

If you have not been vaccinated, it is not too late. Please visit https://myshotcookcounty.com/locations/ for a location nearest you and get your shot today!

As a reminder, it is still safe to come to all Cook County Health locations. Masks are required in all buildings, regardless of a person’s vaccination status. Please make sure to prioritize your health by staying on top of regular visits and checkups with your doctor. Your health is our priority, and we will get through these tough times together.

Stay safe and be well!

Actualización sobre cirugías electivas 
All patients undergoing an inpatient or outpatient elective surgery will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours before the procedure. 
Enmascaramiento universal

Desde marzo, todos los pacientes y el personal deben usar una máscara cuando ingresan a los hospitales y clínicas de Cook County Health. No se permiten pañuelos, máscaras con válvulas o polainas. Cook County Health distribuye máscaras a la entrada.

Su máscara debe cubrir su nariz y su boca y descansar debajo de su barbilla. No debe colgar alrededor de su cuello o brazo o debajo de su nariz. Evite tocar la mascarilla mientras la usa. Para quitarse la mascarilla, quítela por detrás de las orejas y no toque la parte delantera de la mascarilla.

Pautas para visitantes: vigentes de inmediato 
To protect our patients, staff, and community, CCH has implemented a NO VISITOR policy at all Cook County Health centers. Screening for COVID symptoms will be done before entry at Main Entrances. Due to Omicron contagiousness, in general visitors are NOT allowed to visit patients. Family members should continue to contact patients via their hospital room telephone or via cell phone. For additional information on patients, call 833-308-1988 during visitor hours 11am to 8pm every day. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules still apply.
Trabajo y entrega, Pediatric ICU, and Newborn ICU Visitation Procedures:
Visitors to these areas will need to self-administer a rapid test in the lobby before being able to proceed to the location. If tested positive, the visitor will not be able to proceed to the unit.
If tested negative, a face mask will be handed out and must always be worn while on the unit. Eating or drinking by visitors on the units will be prohibited and any visitor taking down their mask will not be able to continue to visit on the unit.
Trabajo y entrega
  • One primary support person throughout the time in labor and delivery.
  • COVID positive mothers must wear appropriate PPE at all times.
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  • Only the significant other will be allowed to visit throughout the entire stay.
  • If the significant other develops symptoms while here, they will be asked to leave.
Newborn Intensive Care Unit or Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Only the parents can stay or visit with the child during visiting hours.
  • In the NICU parents must wear isolation gown and perform hand hygiene before entering
Outpatient Visits (Stroger, Provident, ACHN, CORE, PB)
No visitors are allowed unless assistance needed for mobility and/or cognitive support.

In the Provident and Stroger Hospital Inpatient Care Areas:

There are no visitors allowed on the inpatient units with the exceptions listed below. No one under the age of 18 may visit. No one with flu-like symptoms or anyone that has been in contact with an individual confirmed to have COVID-19 can visit. 

  • Patients undergoing a same-day surgery or procedure while admitted may have one visitor during the surgery but will be asked to leave when the patient is in recovery or transferred to the unit.
  • For critically ill/end-of-life patients, the number and age of the visitors will be determined as a collaboration between the Medical and Nursing Leadership. 
  • Hospice patient visits will be determined by the Integrated Care team in collaboration with Medical and Nursing leadership.
  • Our pediatric patient population (patients who are under 18), including the general pediatría, pediatric intensive care unit and neonatal intensive care unit, may have two parents or guardians.
  • Patients in the Mother Baby Unit may have one support person.
  • Labor and Delivery patients can have one support person and one doula, if needed.
  • Patients needing significant physical, cognitive, or emotional support are allowed one support person. 

 In our Ambulatory and Outpatient Care areas:

There are no visitors allowed in the ambulatory or outpatient clinics with the exceptions listed below. No one with flu-like symptoms or anyone that has been in contact with an individual confirmed to have COVID-19 can visit.

  • Pediatric patients are permitted one parent or guardian. 
  • Patients having outpatient surgery or procedures may have one support person during the surgery and during recovery to take the patient home. 
  • Patients with cognitive or mobility issues may have one support person.

In our Emergency Departments:

There are no visitors allowed in the emergency department with the exceptions listed below. No one with flu-like symptoms or anyone that has been in contact with an individual confirmed to have COVID-19 can visit.

  • Emergency Department: Patients with cognitive or mobility issues or pediatric patients may have one support person

All COVID positive patients must wear appropriate personal protective equipment while in the hospital or ambulatory/outpatient care settings of Cook County Health.


Acceso a ubicaciones de salud del condado de Cook

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital Entradas abiertas:

  1. Garaje de estacionamiento del campus principal
  2. Departamento de Emergencia
  3. Entrada Stroger 2 (entrada principal de Harrison Street)
  4. Edificio profesional en Polk Street

Hospital Providente Entradas abiertas:

  1. Entrada principal
  2. Departamento de Emergencia

El garaje principal (entrada ubicada en la salida de Forrestville Avenue) está disponible para estacionar.

 

Prueba de COVID-19

Los pacientes que están programados para un procedimiento quirúrgico electivo o el mismo día deben tener una prueba de COVID-19 completada con 72 horas de anticipación; de lo contrario, su procedimiento será cancelado.

Todas las mujeres que están en trabajo de parto también serán examinadas.

Para su conveniencia, Cook County Health tiene carpas de prueba COVID-19 fuera del Hospital Stroger en 1969 W. Ogden Avenue y Hospital Providente en 500 E. 51S t Street. Please click here for more information about Cook County Health testing locations, including testing hours. 

Configuración de la clínica

Si bien continuaremos ofreciendo servicios de telesalud a los pacientes que no requieren una visita en persona, nuestras clínicas están en pleno funcionamiento y han sido equipadas pensando en su salud y seguridad. Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con su proveedor.

Las áreas de asientos de la clínica han sido reorganizadas o señalizadas para mantener el distanciamiento social. Siga todas las instrucciones con respecto a los asientos.

También hemos instalado divisores de plexiglás en las áreas de registro para garantizar la seguridad de nuestros pacientes y personal.

Qué hacer si te sientes enfermo

Si tiene fiebre, tos, dificultad para respirar o ha perdido el sentido del olfato o siente que tiene gripe, llame a su proveedor o al hospital para obtener instrucciones sobre dónde ir para hacerse las pruebas de detección.

Cómo protegerse mejor contra la infección
  • Use una máscara fuera de su hogar.
  • Lávese las manos con frecuencia
  • Mantener el distanciamiento social. Recomendamos al menos 6 pies entre usted y cualquier persona que esté tosiendo o estornudando.
  • Evite tocarse los ojos, la nariz y la boca para evitar que cualquier tipo de virus ingrese a su cuerpo.
  • Practica la higiene respiratoria. Cúbrase la boca y la nariz con un codo o un pañuelo doblado cuando tosa o estornude; deseche el pañuelo usado inmediatamente.
  • Busque atención médica si tiene fiebre, tos y dificultad para respirar.
  • Quédese en casa si se siente mal.
  • Vacúnese contra la gripe.

Para obtener información adicional y las recomendaciones más recientes sobre cómo protegerse y proteger a su familia, visite el Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades, Departamento de Salud Pública de Chicago y Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Cook sitios web

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