PCH Updates and Information for the Community
While there are no confirmed cases in Perry County currently, there are confirmed cases in surrounding counties. We can expect more cases to be confirmed soon. The number of cases can be reduced by adhering to public health guidance on social distancing, staying home and only leaving home for essential tasks, washing hands frequently, disinfecting commonly touched surfaces, and staying home when you are ill. These measures are all strongly recommended by IDPH and were reinforced by the Governor’s “Stay at Home” Executive Order.
Obtaining Medical Records
If you are and PCH patient in need of a medical record please call Health Information at 618-357-5955, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., for more information and instructions on obtaining your medical records.
Pinckneyville Community Hospital COVID-19 Hotline
The 24-hour PCH COVID-19 hotline at 618-357-5915 continues to take calls from individuals with questions or concerns about potential illness or exposure. Clinicians provide the latest information and can guide each caller through the screening criteria to determine if the caller needs additional evaluation and potential testing.
Drive-Thru Testing Clinic
We have drive-thru testing now available. This testing is only for patients who have been screened and have been determined to need testing. This is not for mass public testing. We want to help in a way that is safe for all with the first step being a call to the hotline at 618-357-5915 to determine if they should receive further evaluation and meet the criteria for testing. Please understand this drive-thru option is NOT for the general public. It is in place only for those who have an order through our 24-hour hotline.
COVID-19 prompts additional safety measures at Pinckneyville Community Hospital. Current visitor restrictions limit one visitor per patient. Visitors must be at least 18 years old. Exceptions are possible in extraordinary circumstances. All Visitors will be screened before entering a waiting or patient care area.
Pinckneyville Community Hospital staff are working as quickly as possible to establish phone and video (telehealth) visits as we look at alternative modes to provide care to our patients. We anticipate this will be in place soon. We want to emphasize we will not close our clinics.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donations
Pinckneyville Community Hospital is currently accepting donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). While we currently have enough materials to protect the health of our patients and staff, new safety measures require the use of more resources than normal and reordering has become challenging. Following the IDPH recommendation, we are asking that all items be in original packaging and unopened. If you have items you would like to donate, please contact Brandy Steely, Marketing Director, at 618-357-8898.
Here is a list of items being requested at this time:
Masks – N-95, Earloop or Surgical
Gowns – Isolation or Surgical
Gloves – Nitrile, Sterile or Surgical
Eye Protection – Face Shields or goggles