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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Peoria)

8914 North Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL 61615

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Washington)

209 North Cummings Lane
Washington, IL 61571

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Updates, Closings & Restrictions

Effective Monday, January 10, UnityPoint Health will be following increased visitor restrictions. 

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All patients and visitors are still required to wear a mask while at our clinics, regardless of whether or not they are vaccinated.

Visitor Guidelines Now in Place

Effective immediately at all inpatient locations of UnityPoint Health – Central Illinois.

Visitors allowed within our inpatient facilities must be healthy. Visitors will not be allowed if displaying signs or symptoms of an influenza-like illness, which includes a fever, with cough or sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, shaking with chills and new loss of taste or smell. If you show symptoms, you may be asked to leave.

Inpatient Visiting Hours

  • Methodist, Pekin, Proctor: Normal visiting hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (7 days a week)

Inpatient Units, Outpatient Departments, Emergency Department, Maternity, Pediatric

(excluding Transitional Care Center and Behavioral Health Units)

  • Emergency Department: One visitor may accompany the patient during evaluation. Patients under 18 years may have two parents/guardians.

  • Hospitalized admitted inpatients may have one person in their room at any given time; people may rotate in and out of the facility. All visitors must be over the age of 18.

  • Visitors may be asked to show identification when checking in and will be issued a visitor's badge, must not be experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, and will be required to follow the hospital's personal protective equipment and social distancing guidelines.

  • Once a visit is completed, visitors are asked to check out and return their visitor's badge so other loved ones will have an opportunity to visit the patient.

  • Inpatient Units: Patients may have one visitor in the room. All visitors must remain in the patient's room at all times except when visiting the cafeteria or when the patient is receiving care that requires privacy. In those cases, a visitor can move to a public area such as cafeteria, chapel, etc.

  • Outpatient Departments & Procedures: Patients may bring one visitor with them, if needed. In waiting room areas social distancing must be maintained, if unable to maintain social distance visitors may be limited or unable to accompany patient at that time.

  • Outpatient Surgeries: Patients may bring one visitor with them, if needed.
  • Labor/Delivery and Postpartum: Patients may have one 18+ visitors during Labor & Delivery and Postpartum stay, overnight visitors are limited to one visitor and are allowed to rotate.
  • Special Care Nursery, Pediatric, Minor Patients: Patients under 18 years may have two parents/guardians.

Transitional Care Center and Behavioral Health Units

Unit specific guidelines for visitation will be followed for Transitional Care Center and the Behavioral Health units. Contact the unit for more information, no walk-in visitors will be allowed.

Emergency Behavioral Health Intake: One visitor may accompany the patient during evaluation. Patients under 18 years may have two parents/guardians.

COVID-19 positive Inpatients

Virtual visits are available for all Covid-19 positive patients, in-person visitors are currently not allowed except during end of life. If you have patients or families that need assistance setting up a virtual visit, please send an email request to Patient_Advocate@unitypoint.org.

End of Life Inpatients

Patients nearing the end of life may have two people in their room. Visitors may rotate in and out. Clergy will not be counted in that number.

Deceased Patients

Two people in total may view the body after death.

All visitors will be asked to leave if they are symptomatic or do not meet the above criteria. For any questions regarding visitor policies, please contact our patient advocate team by email at Patient_Advocate@unitypoint.org.

Virtual Visits

If you have patients or families that need assistance setting up a virtual visit, please send an email request to Patient_Advocate@unitypoint.org.

Enter "virtual visit" in the subject line and please include the patient's name, room number and family contact info. Assistance is available from 8am- 5pm M- F.

For more ways to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza, and for the latest updates and guidance in this rapidly evolving situation, please visit the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Peoria City and County Health Department, Tazewell Health Department, and Illinois Department of Public Health.

Updates, Closings, and Cancellations

Clinic Closings: 

UnityPoint Health First Care – Pekin East will be closed on Saturday, January 15.

We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Patients can find walk-in care nearby at UnityPoint Clinic - Express in Morton. Find another walk-in care location.

Updates:

Campus and Food Venue Updates:

  • All cafeterias will remain open. (Cafeterias are currently only open to patients, visitors, and staff.)

  • Some family waiting areas may be closed until further notice.

  • The Proctor Soda shop will remain closed until further notice.

  • The Pekin Nearly Nu will remain closed until further notice.

  • The Methodist UP Café is open.

  • Walgreens at Methodist is open.

  • Hospital Gift Shops are currently only open to patients, visitors, and staff.