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Update on services available from Ferrell Hospital during flood response

ELDORADO, IL – Ferrell Hospital continues to address the aftermath of significant flooding damage caused by the May 8 storms. While restoration efforts are underway, the hospital remains on diversion and is not accepting new patients, including in the emergency department.

In response to the temporary closure, Ferrell Hospital has implemented several measures to ensure continuity of care for patients.

Lab Services: Labs are now being drawn at all offsite clinics, including Eldorado Family Medicine, Harrisburg Family Medicine, Carmi Family Medicine and McLeansboro Family Medicine.

Appointment Rescheduling: Patients with upcoming appointments at Ferrell Hospital Family Practice will have their appointments rescheduled or will be seen by their provider at another Ferrell Hospital clinic. Patients with upcoming appointments either have already been called or will be called about their appointment location before their appointment.

Outpatient Physical Therapy: These services at Ferrell Hospital remain OPEN and fully operational. Fortunately, they were unaffected by the flood.

Contact Information: Beginning Monday, patients with questions regarding labs, radiology, procedures or upcoming appointments can call Ferrell Hospital at 618-273-3361. For appointment rescheduling or general clinic inquiries, patients can call Ferrell Hospital Family Practice at 618-297- 9665.

Restoration crews are currently onsite, working diligently to clean and sanitize the hospital. Ferrell Hospital remains in close communication with the State of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to determine a timeline for reopening. At this time, there is no definitive date for reopening. Updates regarding the reopening will be communicated through local media, social media channels and MyChart.
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