HSHS St. Anthony's is temporarily expanding its Convenient Care hours to meet community needs. Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week starting Tuesday, September 7.

To meet the current needs of the community, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital is temporarily expanding the hours of its Convenient Care clinic, located in St. Anthony’s Health Center at 900 W. Temple Ave., building B. 

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 7, hours of operation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, including holidays. This change in hours will be re-assessed on a monthly basis. Please watch St. Anthony’s our website and Facebook page at facebook.com/StAnthonysMemorialHospital for future updates.

“As we are seeing an increased need for COVID testing within our community where the symptoms may not be severe enough to warrant going to the emergency room, we are increasing our hours temporarily to meet that growing need,” said Deb Murbarger, RN, director of emergency services and convenient care.

St. Anthony’s Convenient Care offers rapid and PCR COVID testing with a provider visit. Visit www.stanthonyshospital.org/savemyspot to reserve your spot in line and get updates via text.

Patients are encouraged to sign up for the MyChart patient portal at hshsmyhealthrecord.com in order to get test results as soon as they are posted. 

Visitor guidelines will be the same as at the hospital for similar outpatient services. While Convenient Care patients are encouraged to come alone whenever possible or have support person wait outside until services are complete, one adult support person may wait in the Convenient Care waiting room. Additional exceptions will be made for pediatric patients or those with a developmental disability. All patients and visitors will also be required to wear a mask upon entering the building and are asked to social distance while in the waiting room.

Watch for These Symptoms
If you have any of these symptoms, have been exposed to someone with COVID, or need a COVID screening to return to work or school, you can receive a free COVID assessment and testing:
•    Fever greater than 100.0
•    Cough
•    Sore throat
•    Shortness of breath
•    Chills
•    Headache
•    Muscle or body aches
•    Fatigue 
•    Nausea/vomiting
•    Abdominal pain
•    Diarrhea
•    Congestion or runny nose
•    New loss of taste or smell

Individuals who are experiencing chest pain, a major trauma or shortness of breath should call 9-1-1- immediately or go to the emergency department.

The phone number of the Convenient Care facility is 217-347-1690. 

Additional HSHS COVID Testing Option in Effingham
HSHS Medical Group offers drive-thru tests at 900 W. Temple Avenue, in the tent behind building A. Testing hours are Monday through Friday, 10 – 11:10 a.m. and 1:30 – 3 p.m. Those who wish to be tested must schedule an appointment through the HSHS online patient portal, MyChart. 

You do not have to be an established HSHS Medical Group patient to set up an account on MyChart or to access a free test. MyChart can be accessed at hshsmyhealthrecord.com or downloaded as an app on Apple or Google Play. It takes just minutes to set up an account, complete a short assessment and register for a test. 
Upon registration, MyChart users are able to choose between four different drive-thru testing sites in Decatur, Effingham, O’Fallon and Springfield. Testing sites are a service of HSHS Medical Group and are located off-site from local HSHS hospitals. 

How to Get a COVID Vaccine
Visit the Effingham County Health Department website at effcohealth.org/covid-registration-3/ for more information on COVID vaccines available in Effingham.

Media Contact

Scott Fisher

Manager, Marketing & Communications
HSHS Illinois
Office: (217) 757-6818

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