COVID-19 Update
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COVID-19 Update

HSHS Medical Group understands that there are many questions and uncertainties about the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Vaccine

HSHS is proud to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to our communities. It is an important step toward slowing the spread of this disease. Appointments are based on supplies available at any given date as we continue to receive dose allotments from the health department.
 
Vaccines are available to community members 18 and older in St. Clair, Madison, Sangamon or Macon County. At this time, area HSHS locations are offering Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
 
HOW TO MAKE APPOINTMENT
 
1. Go to https://www.hshs.org/vaccine to find a vaccine clinic near you.
2. Search your zip code and click on the clinic you would like to visit.
3. Login or create a MyChart account by clicking “Sign Up Now” or by visiting
www.mychartportal.org.
4. Under Quick Links, click “COVID-19 Vaccine Link.”
5. Click “COVID-19 Vaccination” to schedule a FIRST DOSE vaccine appointment.
 
If appointments are full, please check back as additional days and times will be added based available vaccine supplies and clinic days. We continue to appreciate the public’s patience during vaccine roll outs.
 


What should you do if you think you are sick?

If you are experiencing cough, fever or shortness of breath, please call your primary care doctor and do not go directly to a doctor’s office. A nurse will assess your symptoms over the phone and advise you on your next level of care. If you do not have a primary care provider, visit HSHSMGCovidTesting.org to learn about drive-thru testing available in your area. 



HSHS Medical Group COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing

The ability to test more people for COVID-19 is critical in helping to curb the spread of the virus throughout our communities, and with CARES Act government funding for COVID-19 testing, HSHS Medical Group is able to provide COVID-19 testing at select drive-thru sites until further notice. Registration through MyChart is required for testing.
 
If you have any of these symptoms, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or need a COVID-19 screening to return to work or school, you can receive a free COVID-19 assessment and testing:

  • Cough

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Repeated shaking with chills

  • Muscle pain

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

  • Loss of taste or smell

Those who wish to be tested must schedule an appointment through HSHS Medical Group’s online patient portal, MyChart. You do not have to be an established HSHS Medical Group patient to set up an account on MyChart or to access a free test. MyChart can be accessed at HSHSMGCovidTesting.org or downloaded as an app on Apple or Google Play. It takes just minutes to set up an account, complete a short assessment and register for a test.
 
Upon registration, MyChart users are able to choose between four different drive-through testing sites in Decatur, Effingham, O’Fallon and Springfield. Testing sites are a service of HSHS Medical Group and are located off-site from local HSHS hospitals. CLICK HERE for more information and to register for a test. 



In-Person Office Visits

It can be important for patients to be physically examined by their provider, have needed lab tests performed and discuss in person any changes to their treatment plans. We want you to feel comfortable and confident in coming to HSHS Medical Group to visit your provider.

 

Virtual Office Visits

When your health condition allows, you can schedule a video appointment with your HSHS Medical Group primary care or specialist provider. Appointments are private and secure from the comfort and convenience of your home.

Check out our virtual office visit web page for more information.