2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Access Community Health Network (ACCESS), is continuing to work with state and local health officials to help support our communities during this public health crisis.
With the exception of our ACCESS at Gary Comer Youth Center location, all ACCESS health centers remain open, with adjusted operating hours, and are focused on supporting those patients with essential care needs. For the safety and health of both our patients and workforce, we are rescheduling all non-urgent care appointments. ACCESS will call you directly to reschedule your appointment. Refer to our website for the most updated hours of operation.
If you have an upcoming urgent appointment, we ask that you call your health center before coming into our facility. It’s critical that we know if you have a fever, cough, difficulty breathing and/or a history of recent travel or known contact with someone with the Coronavirus.
For the continued safety of patients and staff, ACCESS has implemented a temporary no-visitor policy. We are asking all patients to arrive to the health centers by themselves. If a patient is under 18 or requires extra assistance, there will be a limit of one companion.
ACCESS has also taken additional precautions to increase the daily cleaning and disinfection of our sites to make sure we do our part to stop the spread of this virus.
ACCESS is not a Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing site. For more information, please refer to the Illinois Department of Public Health website at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/ or the Illinois COVID-19 hotline at 1.800.888.3931.
How to Best Protect Yourself:
The best way to avoid getting or spreading a virus is to follow the below precautions:
- Wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer.
- Maintain social distancing: We recommend you stay about six feet apart from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth to prevent any type of virus from entering your body.
- Practice respiratory hygiene: Cover your mouth and nose with bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of waste immediately.
- Stay in isolation if you are sick to limit your exposure to others.
For more information, here are some helpful resources: