Coronavirus

April 08, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an rapidly evolving situation. Christie Clinic is working with Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department and will continue to follow their guidelines for testing and treatment. Below please find details regarding available appointments, services, visitor policies and Coronavirus testing: 

Individual department specialty pages will reflect closings or service changes: 

Obstetric patients: More Information

Transformations Medical Weight Loss Program patients: Information regarding appointments and food orders.

Coronavirus Visitor Policy

In order to protect the health of our communities, and as a safety precaution to prevent the risk of spreading COVID-19, we have instituted visitor restrictions in accordance with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Patients being seen at any Christie Clinic location may be accompanied by no more than one adult support person. Additional visitors will be asked to return to their car. 

Infusion and Oncology at Christie Clinic on University: Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our patients and team members, we are only permitting access to the Christie Clinic Infusion Center and Christie Clinic chemotherapy suite to patients undergoing treatments.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html


Do you think you may have Coronavirus?  Take these steps:

1. As of April 15 th, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has released new recommendations for testing to increase the eligibility and people tested.

Patients are eligible for Coronavirus testing if they have a fever and/or respiratory symptoms and any of the following:

  • Over 60
  • Under 60 with co-morbidities: chronic cardiovascular disease, lung disease, diabetes or immunosuppressive conditions
  • ALL essential workers
  • Cluster living
  • Exposure to a known positive
  • Individuals in temporary housing or shelters

If you do not meet these testing guidelines, please STAY HOME and allow those who are at high risk of severe illness to receive the testing and medical care they need. Call your provider if symptoms worsen or continue past three days. During this time, please follow the CDC guidelines for precautions for yourself and your family members: https://www.cdc.gov/…/2019…/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html If patients have symptoms, questions or would like to inquire about testing, they are asked to call their provider’s office (8am-5pm, Monday-Friday). Christie Clinic has a Drive Through Testing location outside the Christie Clinic on Windsor location - 1801 West Windsor Road. Patients identified through screening to need testing will be directed to this location. Patients need to call ahead before coming to the drive through testing location.

2. If you have chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, a severe headache or other potentially life-threatening problems, go to the nearest emergency department or call 911.

For questions, call the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department COVID-19 HOTLINE: (217) 239-7877

Convenient Care

Click here for a list of open convenient care locations for illnesses un-related to COVID-19.

In-person Visits

Christie Clinic providers are now available for preventative care appointments and elective procedures. We have taken precautionary measures to open our doors for non-urgent healthcare concerns. Schedule an appointment today on  MyChristie patient portal or call your provider’s office.

Telehealth Appointments

Stay connected with your healthcare from the safety of your home. Many Christie Clinic primary care providers and specialists are available to you for online appointments. Schedule an appointment by requesting a virtual visit through the MyChristie patient portal or calling your provider’s office.  Click here for the directions for preparing your device for a Telehealth Appointment.  

Reducing Your Risk

  • Follow recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You can view these guidelines online .
  • Wash your hands. Stop the spread of disease-causing germs. Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your face. Keep your hands away from your eyes and nose to prevent the spread of viruses from your hands.
  • When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve, rather than your hands.
  • Use social distancing.
  • Keep your immune system strong. Get enough sleep, eat healthy foods, drink plenty of liquids and stay active.

Click here for the CDC COVID-19 fact sheet. 

Donations

Christie Clinic is now accepting sewn masks for non-clinicians. Any sewn masks do not prevent COVID-19, but they may prevent spread of germs for people outside of patient care. Please email christiec@christieclinic.com to coordinate pickup. To sew masks, please use these  instructions.

Daily Briefings

Tuesday, March 24 - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Wednesday, March 25 - Donations

Thursday, March 26 - Virtual Communication

Monday, March 30 - Updates

Tuesday, March 31 - Updates and patient resources

Wednesday, April 1 - Community Resources

Thursday, April 2 - Community Resources update

Friday, April 3 - Community Updates

Saturday, April 4 - Daily Briefing

Sunday, April 5 - Daily Briefing

Monday, April 6 - Daily Briefing

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Thursday, April 9 - Daily Briefing

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Monday, May 5, Daily Briefing