COVID-19 Updates

Updated: November 20, 2020

At Hillsboro Area Hospital, we are working hard to ensure the safety and wellness of our team members, patients, and the community. As a community, we are asking for your help with this.

Along with frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes and staying home when you are sick, we are also asking that you call into our Emergency Department at (217)-532-4199 before coming in for any Coronavirus concerns. This will allow us to perform an over the phone assessment, provide you with guidance and fully prepare for your arrival to the hospital, if necessary.

These steps are designed to reduce the likelihood of community spread of the disease, protect our caregivers, patients, and all vulnerable populations, as well as preserve healthcare resources so that we can maintain our readiness to care for our community.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in our efforts to keep everyone as safe and healthy as we possibly can.

Pricing of COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing

In compliance with the Public Health Act (Sec. 3202), please take the time to review the cash price for the diagnostic test for COVID-19. While your health insurance plan will likely cover this lab without cost to you based on current emergency rules, it is important to check with your plan provider for the most accurate pricing information.

COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Cash Price:

  • $150.29 or $257.58, depending on where the test is processed

Note: Other tests and screenings may be ordered and provided at the same time of service, which will affect your total bill, and may not be part of the COVID-19 coverage with your plan, thus co-pays and deductibles may apply.

COVID-19 Temporary Visitor Guidelines

Updated: November 20, 2020

Due to the continued rise in COVID cases in our region, county and community, Hillsboro Area Hospital will be enforcing a No Visitor Policy, which will start Monday, November 23rd at 7:00 am. The purpose of this policy is to help ensure the safety, health and wellness of our patients, community and team members during the COVID-19 outbreak. There will be exceptions to this policy for special circumstances, which include but are not limited to the following:

  • Critical patients undergoing emergency care
  • Patients at end-of-life
  • Patients undergoing emergent surgical procedures are permitted one support person over the age of 18
  • Pediatric patients may have one parent or guardian present as their support person
  • Visitors under the age of 18 will continue to be prohibited, unless they are the parent of a child receiving care
  • Patients reporting for outpatient services (lab draws, x-rays, etc.) should ask their support person to remain in their vehicle for the duration of the hospital visit
  • Other special circumstances will be evaluated on a case by case basis 

To check on patients admitted to the hospital, family members may call 217-532-4172. We are also more than happy to assist you in facetiming your loved one with their permission during this difficult time.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and understanding as we work very hard to ensure the safety and health of our community! 

How is HAH preparing for possible cases of COVID-19?

We are following all current and updated guidelines from the Montgomery County Health Department, Illinois Department of Public Health, and The Center for Disease Control and Prevention. We recognize the evolving nature of this situation, and we continue to monitor and update our protocols to respond to any new recommendations.

COVID-19 Information and Resources:

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Hillsboro Area Hospital will continue to update this page with additional information as it becomes available and as the situation evolves.
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