As the only migrant healthcare home for more than 10,000 patients and their families in northern and central Illinois, Community Health Partnership (“CHP”) is on the front lines of this expanding coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
We ask all patients to cooperate in taking steps to reduce the transmission of communicable diseases. Please be reminded of the following:
• Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
• Cover your mouth with tissues whenever you sneeze, and discard used tissues in the trash.
• Avoid people who are sick with respiratory symptoms.
• Clean frequently touched surfaces.
• Practice social distancing ( 6 feet away).
As the situation is evolving rapidly, the health and safety of our entire CHP family – staff, patients, partners, and neighbors – are our top priority. With this in mind, I want to share some of the steps we are taking to ensure everyone’s health and well-being:
CHP health centers will remain open. While many patients are understandably concerned about COVID-19, they also rely on CHP for primary medical, dental, behavioral health and other much-needed social services. Many are already facing challenges to staying healthy.
We are limiting services to emergency visits. CHP now provide telephone and telemedicine visits and patients can call into to their respective sites listed below for medical, dental, behavioral health visits and for response to other clinical questions and concerns.
CHP Aurora Health Center
157 South Lincoln Avenue,
Suite D (Medical) and Suite C (Dental) Aurora, Illinois 60505
CHP Harvard Health Center
62 North Ayer Street, Suite A & B Harvard, Illinois 60033
CHP Kankakee Health Center
202 North Schuyler Avenue, Suite 206
Kankakee, Illinois 60901
CHP Mendota Health Center
1009 Main Street
Mendota, Illinois 61342
CHP Champaign Health Center
201 West Kenyon Toad Champaign, Illinois 61820
For medication refills please call your assigned clinic site listed above and Illinoisans can dial 1-800-889-3931 twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week or email or DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV or CORORAVIRUS.ILLINOIOS.GOV to get additional questions answered.
Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our patients and so, CHP will now limit access to our clinics for those patients with emergency needs only. We ask that your family and friends not visit the clinics at this time.
Our dedicated Infection Control team is in constant communication with area public health leaders, participating in preparedness briefings, and consulting with city, state and federal agencies for expert guidance. As the landscape continues to change, we are educating staff and patients on how to stay as safe and as healthy as possible. We have and continue to explore telehealth and other emerging practices for expanding access while ensuring public safety. We are on alert about Coronavirus and have a number of precautions and screenings in place to patients who present with respiratory symptoms/fever at this time.
We are postponing all in-person programs and events, except those related directly to patient care, through the end of March in order to support the public health effort around COVID-19. We are evaluating events currently planned for later this spring and will be in touch as decisions are made.
CHP has worked tirelessly over the last forty plus years to ensure that low-income families, migrant farmworkers, immigrants, underinsured and uninsured people, and other vulnerable populations have access to compassionate, high-quality care, especially today.
We will keep you updated on our work in the weeks ahead. Please stay safe and take care of yourself and your loved ones.
Thank you again for being a part of CHP Family.
Chief Executive Officer