At GI Partners of Illinois, your health and safety are our top priorities. As your healthcare partner, we understand the concern you may feel about COVID-19.
Please know that we are following all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommendations and guidelines to ensure your safety in our facilities.
Preventing the spread of COVID-19 requires a global effort, and we all have a role to play.
Here’s what GI Partners of Illinois is doing to keep you — and our greater community — safe:
As recommended by the CDC, GI Partners of Illinois will contact all patients before their scheduled appointment to perform a health status check.
We will reschedule appointments for all patients experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness and those with a fever.
Patients who have traveled to known COVID-19 hotspots, those over the age of 60 and those with underlying medical conditions will be asked to reschedule their appointments.
We’re here for you:
We currently are offering virtual visits. This may involve a phone visit or an electronic message exchange with a review of your current status. If you already have an appointment scheduled, we will contact you to review these arrangements. In some cases, we will reschedule appointments.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call us to schedule a virtual visit.
We have on-call physicians available and are here to answer your questions. Please stay connected with us during this time.
Contact us if your disease flares, as you may require an in-person evaluation. We have protective equipment, hygiene procedures in place and all necessary supplies to keep you safe. Only individuals essential to treatment will be present during your visit.
What you can do:
You can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by adhering to the following practices:
Practice social distancing and stay home if you are sick.
Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Always cover your cough or sneeze.
Use disinfectant wipes to sanitize surfaces at home and work.
Work from home when possible.
What should you do if you suspect you have COVID-19?
If you traveled recently to a known COVID-19 hotspot or have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient and are experiencing symptoms, please contact your primary care physician for further guidance. There are specific recommendations for care based on your symptoms.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation. At GI Partners of Illinois, we are closely monitoring for developments and will continue to offer guidance.
In the meantime, please access the latest information from the following organizations:
We’re here for you during this difficult time. Please contact us with any questions or to schedule an appointment. Thank you for your trust and support.
Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Specialists, S.C. is a single specialty gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) practice that comprises seven physicians and three nurse practitioners with four office locations and one endoscopy facility in Lake Barrington.
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Meet Our Doctors
All of our doctors are certified by both the American Board of Gastroenterology and the American Board of Internal Medicine.