Quincy Medical Group Offers Virtual Visits

March 25, 2020

Quincy Medical Group (QMG) will remain open as an essential business based on the shelter-in-place order issued by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker. Until at least April 6, in-person visits will be for urgent needs only. Non-urgent in-person appointments will be rescheduled; urgent needs will be determined by the providers and their patients. (QMG providers will continue to see patients for appointments related to workers compensation claims.) Virtual, or Telehealth, visits will continue to be available. See information below on Telehealth. 

If you are not exhibiting flu-like symptoms and need to see your provider in-person, QMG has implemented screening processes at entrances to screen patients and visitors throughout QMG business hours. Patients are screened for fever (take temperatures), cough, respiratory symptoms, and/or shortness of breath. If you have symptoms or have a temperature, we will ask you to return to your car and call our QMG Hotline (217-277-4001) for additional screening. 

We continue to work in partnership with healthcare providers and facilities throughout our region, taking all necessary precautions in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our local health departments.

Earlier this week, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced significant changes to Telehealth requirements effective immediately in response to the COVID-19 national emergency. Telehealth services were previously only available to rural clinics if patients were physically present. During this time, CMS waived this requirement allowing patients to receive services from their homes instead.

Telehealth is a way to connect virtually to your healthcare provider from your home. Many of our providers — primary care, specialty care, and behavioral health — are already using telehealth, and we are bringing more on to this new platform every day.

Patients may be seen for any diagnosis, not just COVID-19 related concerns.

Telehealth can be delivered via video conference, smartphone, or landline phone call.

Call us at 217-222-6550 or visit https://quincymedgroup.com/telehealth/ for more information.