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RCH Announces Holiday Hours & Flu Advice

The physicians and staff at Rochelle Community Hospital wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year in 2013.  If you do need to seek health care during the holidays, please see the hours our clinics will be open throughout the holiday season listed below. 

We have been seeing more people with flu at our clinics this past week.  Remember that flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death.  Flu-like symptoms include:  fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people also may have vomiting and diarrhea. People may be infected with the flu, and have respiratory symptoms without a fever.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges you to take the following actions to protect yourself and others from influenza (the flu):

 

#1--Take time to get a flu vaccine.

  • If you have not yet had a flu vaccine, discuss this with your healthcare provider as they know your medical history and availability of the vaccine.
  • The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.
  • While there are many different flu viruses, the flu vaccine protects against the three viruses that research suggests will be most common each year.
  • Vaccination of high risk persons is especially important to decrease their risk of severe flu illness.
  • People at high risk of serious flu complications include young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease and people 65 years or older.

#2--Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.)
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.

#3--Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them.

  • If you get the flu, antiviral drugs can treat your illness.
  • Antiviral drugs are different from antibiotics. They are prescription medicines (pills, liquid or an inhaled powder) and are not available over-the-counter.
  • Antiviral drugs can make illness milder and shorten the time you are sick. They can also prevent serious flu complications, like pneumonia.
  • It’s very important that antiviral drugs be used early to treat people who are very sick with the flu (for example, people who are in the hospital) and people who are sick with the flu and have a greater chance of getting serious flu complications, either because of their age or because they have a high risk medical condition. Other people also may be treated with antiviral drugs by their doctor this season. Most otherwise-healthy people who get the flu, however, do not need to be treated with antiviral drugs.

 

 

 

Holiday

Coverage

 

FastCare at Walmart

 

RCH

Urgent Care

Family HealthCare Center-Rochelle

Family HealthCare Center-

Ashton

Rochelle Medical Group

On the Go Healthcare at Petro

RCH

Emergency

Room

 

     Address

311 E. Hwy. 38 (inside Walmart)

900 N. 2nd St.

at the hospital

(northeast entrance)

822 N. 2nd St. (at the hospital)

320 N. First St. (on Route 38)

510 Lincoln Highway (downtown Rochelle)

900 Petro Drive (at the Travel Plaza)

At the hospital,

3rd Street entrance

 

Fri., Dec. 21

8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

6:00-9:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.-

5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open

24 Hours

a Day,

7 Days

a week

 

Sat., Dec. 22

8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

 

CLOSED

 

Sun., Dec. 23

11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

1:00-4:00 p.m.

 

CLOSED

 

Mon., Dec. 24

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

 

CLOSED

 

Tues., Dec. 25

 

All Clinics CLOSED – Merry Christmas!

 

Wed., Dec. 26

8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

6:00-9:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

 

Thurs., Dec. 27

8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

6:00-9:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

 

Fri., Dec. 28

8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

6:00-9:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

 

Sat., Dec. 29

8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

 

CLOSED

 

Sun., Dec. 30

11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

1:00-4:00 p.m.

 

CLOSED

 

Mon., Dec. 31

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

 

CLOSED

8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

 

CLOSED

 

Tues., Jan. 1

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

 

CLOSED – Happy New Year!

                   

 

Contact:
Janet Stewart

Marketing/Public Relations Coordinator

Phone:
815-561-3113

Fax:
815-561-3128

Email:
jstewart@rcha.net