Coronavirus (COVID-19)

RCH Triage Number

Rochelle Community Hospital has a dedicated Coronavirus (COVID-19) Triage Line to answer your questions.

Hours:
Monday – Friday
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
815-561-8829


You will receive screening over the phone, followed by potential influenza and COVID-19 testing. (Please note, RCH is unable to test patients who do not have symptoms and need a back to work/school test; need to travel testing or need tests for participation in sports or clubs.)

For local testing resources log onto idph.illinois.gov/testing to find State of Illinois testing sites.

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COVID-19 Positivity Rate as of  Friday, May 13, 2022

  • Positivity Rate:
    • Ogle County – 11.5%
    • Illinois – 7.10%

Vaccinations

Ogle County Health Department – Oregon or Rochelle offices; Call 815-562-6976 to make an appointment at either location.

Rochelle Community Hospital – Family Healthcare Clinic patients call the clinic at 815-562-3784 to schedule your appointment for a COVID vaccination, adult or pediatric, or booster. The hospital is not a point of distribution for COVID vaccines.

Pharmacies Offering Vaccinations  – All pharmacies in Rochelle.  Also Snyder’s in Oregon and Byron.  Or call your local healthcare provider.

COVID-19 Testing

Testing can be performed at any available testing site in the area. This includes most pharmacies. Additional information for testing sites can be found on the IDPH website: https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/testing.html

RCH COVID-19 Triage Line at 815-561-8829

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Assisting with questions regarding symptoms, vaccination or limited testing.

If you have been scheduled for COVID-19 or influenza testing through the RCH Triage Line, please remember:

a) When pulling up to the Third Street entrance for your scheduled test, DO NOT LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE until you are instructed to do so. We will be with you as quickly as possible.

b) When you are called in for testing, YOU MUST WEAR A MASK to enter the hospital or one will be provided for you.

c) You will be contacted with your positive or negative results by a healthcare professional.

d) If you need a copy of test results, contact our Health Information Management department (Medical Records) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by calling 815-562-2181, ext. 2740.

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

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If you have additional questions about COVID-19, call the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Novel Coronavirus Informational hotline at 1-800-889-3931, 7 days a week or email DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV.

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Get the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 from:

· Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
· Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
· Ogle County Health Department (OCHD)

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What is Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people, and others circulate among animals. Human coronaviruses are common through the world and commonly cause mild to moderate illness in people worldwide. However, the emergence of novel (new) coronaviruses, such as SARS and MERS, have been associated with more severe respiratory illness. The same is true of COVID-19.

Testing
RCH is able to provide testing for potential COVID-19 patients. A specimen is collected from patients who meet testing criteria and the specimen is sent to a commercial lab for testing. Results are not immediate and patients with pending results are advised to self-quarantine until results are known.

If you have been scheduled for COVID-19 or influenza testing through the RCH Triage Line, please remember:

a) When pulling up to the Third Street entrance for your scheduled test, DO NOT LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE until you are instructed to do so. We will be with you as quickly as possible.

b) When you are called in for testing, YOU MUST WEAR A MASK to enter the hospital or one will be provided for you.

c) You will be contacted with your positive or negative results by a healthcare professional.

d) If you need a copy of test results, contact our Health Information Management department (Medical Records) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by calling 815-562-2181, ext. 2740.

Thank you for your cooperation.

How is novel coronavirus treated?
Most people infected with COVID-19 will recover without any major complications. With a viral infection such as flu or COVID-19, you should:

  • Take pain and fever medications
  • Drink plenty of liquids
  • Stay home and rest
  • Contact your primary care provider regarding other COVID-19 treatment options.
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What is the current visitor policy Rochelle Community Hospital?
Visitor restrictions are still in place for patients on the Medical/Surgical floor, Emergency Department, Same Day Surgery, Intensive Care Unit and clinics. Visitors should be age 18 or older. Only ONE visitor per patient at a time will be allowed to minimize public traffic throughout the facility. In Emergency, only one designated visitor for the duration of your visit. After screening, visitors must remain masked for the duration of their visit anywhere in the facility, including the patient’s room. Visitors with COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, coughing, sneezing, sore throat, etc. should not visit patients.

Return With Confidence

Rochelle Community Hospital remains dedicated to your health, wellness and—safety—especially now. Delaying care could impact your health.

RCH is taking these precautions:
• Using COVID-19 screening measures at entrances including temperature checks
• Requiring masks and social distancing 6-feet in all areas
• Diligently cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces
• Offering the COVID-19 triage line for questions and testing appointments

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Click here for printable information from the CDC in English and Spanish along with answers to Frequently Asked Questions.