COVID-19 FAQs and Updates
Belmont / Harlem Surgery Center is a place of healing. The safety of our patients, visitors and staff is our top priority.
Everyone entering the facility will have to answer the "Covid-19 Screening Questions" and have their temperature taken before entering the reception area. Screening questions and temperature are required of all patients, visitors, vendors, physicians and staff.
If you are having trouble calling on the main phone line, please see these additional contact phone number and email options.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
Should I cancel my surgery?
There is no need to cancel any appointments, procedures or surgery. We have rigorous systems in place for screening any person who presents with symptoms of an illness, and then fully supporting their care. We are taking every precaution to ensure your safety during your visit.
If you have any concerns about your surgery, please contact your physician.
Do you have another phone number? I can't get through on the main line.
We are experiencing high call volume throughout the day. If you are having trouble contacting the center through the main phone number, please try these additional phone numbers. You can click directly from a smart phone or mobile device to be connected with a staff member.
Can visitors wait in the reception area?
Visitors are not allowed to wait at the surgery facility. A member of our staff will call the designated driver and allow ample time for them to pick up patients after their surgery.
Do I need to wear a mask or other protection for my appointment?
All visitors will be screened when entering the facility. A nurse will advise you if you need a mask or other protective measure.
Who should pick me up after surgery?
All patients should identify a family member or friend to pick you up from your procedure as your designated driver on the day of your surgery. Prepare your designated driver to be available to pick you up within 15 minutes of being notified by staff that you are ready to go home.
No visitors will be permitted in the waiting area. You will not be permitted to drive yourself home. You may not take a taxi home without an escort to accompany you.
Where should I get more information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)?
To get the latest information about COVID-19 and guidance about the coronavirus, please visit the Illinois Department of Heath website at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/ or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) visit www.cdc.gov
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT COVID-19
PLAN YOUR VISIT TO BELMONT/HARLEM SURGERY CENTER
Your health and well-being is our top priority. In an effort to protect patients and the community, we have updated our visitor rules.
We are continuing to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are following all recommendations from the Illinois Department of Health.
New visitors rules, beginning Friday, March 13.
All visitors will be screened before entering the facility. Every visitor will need to answer the following COVID-19 screening questions and have their temperature taken.
- Have you traveled Internationally in the last 14 days?
To your knowledge, have you been in close contact with an ill person who is known to have or suspected of having Coronavirus?
All patients should identify a family member or friend to pick you up from your procedure as your designated driver on the day of your surgery.
No visitors will be permitted in the waiting area.
No person with flu-like symptoms will not be allowed in the center or be able to pick up patients.
No children under the age of 18 are allowed in the visitors area. Children under age 16 years are not permitted to visit unless special arrangements are made with the nurse in charge.
Read More on the Patients and Families page about getting ready for your surgery.
Thank you for understanding and cooperating with these changes. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our visitor rules, please call the main office.
SCREENING QUESTIONS IN POLISH
Nowy koronawirus (COVID-19)
PROSIMY O PONIŻSZE PYTANIA
1. Czy podróżowałeś za granicę w ciągu ostatnich 14 dni? (Tak, jeśli tak, gdzie? / Nie)
2. Czy według twojej wiedzy miałeś bliski kontakt z chorą osobą, o której wiadomo, że ma lub podejrzewa się, że ma koronawirusa? (Tak / Nie)
SCREENING QUESTIONS IN SPANISH
Nuevo coronavirus (COVID-19)
POR FAVOR CONTESTE LAS PREGUNTAS A CONTINUACIÓN
1. Ha viajado internacionalmente en los últimos 14 días? (SÍ, sí es así, ¿dónde? / No)
2. Que usted sepa, ¿ha estado en contacto cercano con una persona enferma que se sabe que tiene o se sospecha que tiene coronavirus? (SÍ / No)
BELMONT / HARLEM SURGERY CENTER CONTACT NUMBERS
If you are having trouble contacting the center through the main phone number, please try these additional phone numbers.
If you are on a mobile device or smart phone, to quick connect click the phone number on the screen to call or click email address to open an email.
Staff Line 1: 773-899-0381
Staff Line 2: 773-899-0808
You can email us at this address which is monitored during business hours.
More Information About Covid-19
Learn more and review the latest information about the virus, please use these resources.
For the most up to date information about the virus, go the CDC website.
Chicago residents also can contact the Chicago Department of Public Health at (312) 746-4835
Illinois residents outside of Chicago can contact the IDPH COVID-19 Hotline at (800) 889-3931 or at dph.sick@Illinois.gov