Going forward, the clinic at 4455 U.S. Route 36
East will serve only patients needing COVID-19 testing as they
prepare for surgical procedures at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Patients with respiratory symptoms such as cough, chest congestion,
sore throat, difficulty breathing and fever still can receive
screening and evaluation by calling 217-876-1200. Any callers who
needs a COVID-19 test will be referred to Crossing Healthcare, a
federally qualified health center at 320 E. Central Ave.
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The decision to close the respiratory clinic was
prompted by the increased availability of COVID-19 testing in the
Decatur area, said Jay Roszhart, president of Memorial Health
Systemís Ambulatory Group.
Decatur Memorial Hospital ExpressCare North, at 3131 N. Water St.,
remains open to serve patients on a walk-in basis.
[Dean Olsen | Media Relations
Consultant | Communications
Memorial Health System]