COVID-19 Practice Information
Updated: October 17, 2022
IBJI’s Current Safety Protocols
COVID Masking Update:
As a result of changes that have occurred in the State of Illinois, universal masking is no longer mandatory in healthcare settings. Effective October 18, 2022, masking is optional in IBJI care facilities.
We will continue:
- Screening of Patients and Employees
- Social Distancing in Our Facilities
- Enhanced Cleaning Measures
The CDC continues to maintain that getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against COVID-19, and strongly encourages vaccination for everyone five years and older, and boosters for everyone 16 and older.
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute continues to make your health and safety a priority.
We are monitoring the updated recommendations and guidelines released by the CDC and IDPH and will be acting in accordance with the most up-to-date guidance available.
Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or concerns regarding your orthopedic care.
What to Do If You Catch COVID-19
If you are experiencing any COVID-like symptoms, or have recently tested positive for COVID, please contact your specific office location to reschedule your visit or to schedule a telehealth remote visit.
IBJI provides telemedicine appointments to ensure we can meet all of your clinical needs in an appropriate time frame.
We appreciate your consideration of others by reporting your possible COVID health conditions as it keeps our communities safe as we collectively navigate the current surge being experienced across the country.
Our visitor policy applies to all IBJI physician offices, IBJI rehabilitation services locations, IBJI MRI and imaging locations, and DME services locations.
You should arrive alone to your appointments unless you require additional accompaniment because you are:
- Under the Age of 18
- Working With a Nurse Case Manager
- Need Help From a Translator or Interpreter
- Require Assistance During Your Visit From a Support Person
All patients, visitors, and support persons will be screened before entering. If needed, we may ask visitors to wait outside the clinic or reschedule an appointment if the screening process identifies a potential COVID risk.
All surgical patients undergo COVID-19 testing 72 hours before their surgical date. Please discuss this with your clinical team for further information.
Telemedicine and Telehealth Appointments
IBJI continues to support telemedicine visits for those who prefer this type of appointment.
Call your specific office location to talk with an IBJI representative about the availability of these options for your desired location or provider.