To lessen the burden on hospitals and improve care to COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms the state has worked in partnership with healthcare providers to offer remote patient monitoring. Last week the program was rolled out to Central and Southern Illinois. It is now available in Northern Illinois.
The remote patient monitoring program is specifically designed to serve those potentially infected with COVID-19 and who are able to recover from the safety of their homes. This program will allow health workers to digitally connect with patients experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, but do not require an emergency or inpatient care.
Patients will receive daily virtual visits as well as wellness kits that include things like thermometers, pulse oximeters, blood pressure cuffs, and alcohol wipes. This program is intended to reduce barriers to physical and mental health services in all communities and income levels, especially underserved communities, and those most at risk. This program will also help limit the spread of the virus and safeguard hospitals from being overwhelmed by keeping those who can recover at home, staying at home.
Program is available in the following locations:
Advocate Aurora Health is serving northern Illinois and can be reached at 866-443-2584.
The OSF PHW teams are serving East Central and North Central Illinois communities include Peoria/Bloomington, Champaign/Urbana, Evergreen Park, Danville, Galesburg, Kewanee, Monmouth, Ottawa, Mendota, Streator, Pontiac and Rockford. The OSF Hotline number is 833-673-5669 and is available now. More information can be found at www.osfhealthcare.org.
The SIU SOM PHW program is serving West Central and Southern Illinois include Springfield, Quincy, Decatur, Carbondale, and Metro East communities. The SIU Hotline number is 217-545-5100 and will be available starting Monday. More information can be found at www.siumed.edu/phw.