If your symptoms are more severe,
call our ER before arriving at 773-878-8200, ext. 9
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Administration
COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration will be completed in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and recommendations. We expect initial vaccine supply to be limited. As new information becomes available, please visit our vaccine page
or visit the IDPH Vaccine FAQ
for updates on the Illinois vaccination plan.
Learn more and read frequently asked questions>>
Swedish Hospital is pleased to offer testing for current COVID-19 infection and COVID-19 Antibody Testing for individuals who have been symptom-free for over 14 days.
An appointment time is required for both forms of testing.
COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Tent
We have expanded COVID-19 testing to include those without COVID-19 symptoms.
COVID-19 Antibody Testing
Open to all community members who are symptom free for more than 14 days.
Telehealth Appointments Available
Don’t postpone your treatment. Telemedicine video and telephone visits provide the care you need from the comfort of your own home.
Patient Safety and Hours of Operation
With the safety of our patients and our staff as our top priority, Swedish Hospital is operating under comprehensive enhanced safety protocols. With these measures in place, we provide a comfortable and safe environment for our patients, physicians, nurses and hospital staff.
Learn more about our safety protocols>>
Hours of Operation
Some departments and facilities may be operating with abbreviated hours. Please call 773-878-8200 for current hours of specific departments.
To protect our patients and employees, visitation to non-COVID-19 inpatients will be limited to one visitor at a time between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with no entry during last 30 minutes of visitation. No visitation to COVID-19 patients is allowed.
Outpatient to Inpatient Admissions
If an outpatient becomes admitted, the support person will NOT be allowed to accompany the patient to the unit. Outpatient staff will be required to obtain medication list and support person contact information prior to transfer to inpatient care.
In all outpatient areas, when necessary, patients may be accompanied by one support person. Children may be accompanied by one parent or guardian for appointments.
How You Can Donate or Give Thanks
The generosity of our community knows no bounds. Many people have asked how they can help ensure that Swedish Hospital staff have the resources they need to help the most people as they combat this COVID-19 crisis. We are currently accepting the following donations:
Learn more about how you can donate and give thanks>>
- COVID-19 Relief Fund
- Meals for Staff
- Online Thank You Message
Printable COVID-19 Resources
Printable resources to help individuals and community groups continue pursuing health and wellness in this unprecedented time. Learn more about printable COVID-19 resources>>
Grocery shopping and finding food can be difficult during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more about COVID-19 food resources>>
How to Get a Face Mask
Please follow the appropriate direction for your residence below.
Online Anxiety Resources
With the ever-changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic, stress and anxiety have steadily increased over time. Learn more about online anxiety resources>>
Do Your Part to Help Limit the Spread of Viruses
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your face, including your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home if you're sick.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
- Limit close contact with others.
- The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. More from the CDC>>
For more information on COVID-19, call the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) 24-hour hotline at 1-800-889-3931
, email DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV
or visit CDC.gov/COVID19