Carle Hospital launches new coronavirus screening tools


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Carle Foundation Hospital on March 2, 2019. Carle has made new screening tools available for patients concerned about coronavirus.

By Samantha Boyle, Managing Editor for Reporting

Carle Hospital launched two new screening tools that would help patients determine if they need further assistance when experiencing symptoms of coronavirus.

Carle made an online assessment that includes a series of questions that would be asked at an in-person screening. Based on these responses, the results will guide a patient on how, where or if he or she should seek further care.

The next tool now available is a dedicated coronavirus hotline for answering questions as well as a virtual health assessment. Patients can call 217-902-6100 and press 1 for this hotline.

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