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Our primary responsibility is to the health of our patients. Visitors are encouraged to be sensitive to the needs of our patients by keeping visits short and being considerate of the condition, treatment and recuperation activities of all of our patients.

In an effort to provide an environment that promotes healing, is safe, and is comfortable, Sarah Bush Lincoln supports a flexible visitor policy. Our patients control their own visitor flow. Patients may appoint a “support person” who helps fulfill their wishes. Patients may also identify persons they wish to be admitted as visitors. Door signage is available to each patient to help convey their wishes.

Persons are requested not to visit if they are recovering from a contagious illness or have had contact with a contagious illness, or have a fever, cough, sore throat or other respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms to which we do not want to expose patients.

All entrances to the Health Center, except at the Emergency Department, are locked at night and require a staff badge swipe or staff keypad access number for entry. See the door signage for specific times. Visitors in the building after 8:30 pm, or those who have permission to spend the night, will be required to have or wear an identification sticker issued by Security. The sticker is color-coded to the particular unit they will be on and will include the visitor’s name and patient room number.

For privacy and comfort, we ask that large groups of visitors use the various public reception areas to congregate rather than hallways as they take turns visiting the patient. We ask that visits be kept short and visitors limited to two at a time in the patient’s room. We also ask that visitors be sensitive to roommate needs for privacy during visits.

Visiting privileges can be restricted by the Health Center and doctors at any time it is deemed necessary. If visitors become disruptive, Security and supervisory staff will take measures up to and including asking a visitor to leave and/or involving law enforcement authorities.

Visiting hours are 6 to 8 pm, Monday through Friday, 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. For safety reasons, all visitors are checked in by Security before entering the unit. Personal belongings not permitted on the unit with a visitor are secured in lockers outside the unit for which the visitor is given a key. Two visitors are allowed to visit at a time.

A support person is permitted to remain with the patient at all times. Two visitors at a time can visit between 8:30 am and 8:30 pm. Visitors under the age of 14 must have visits pre-arranged with the Critical Care Unit (CCU) staff. Instructions for entering CCU to visit are posted by the telephone at the CCU entrance.

A support person is permitted to remain with the patient. Siblings of the newborn are allowed to visit under direct supervision of an adult; this adult cannot be the patient. Specific visiting policies apply for vaginal and cesarean birth and physician consent must be obtained. This is a secure access unit to provide additional security for the patients. In order to gain access to the unit, all visitors must use a code provided by the patient they are visiting.

Patients may place outgoing calls 24 hours a day. To avoid interrupting their rest, they may receive calls between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily. An operator will direct incoming calls to the nursing unit if they are made outside of these hours. Calls can be made directly on a touch-tone phone by dialing either 258-2525 or 348-2525. A recorded message instructs you to press 4, and then enter the three-digit room number. If you do not have a touch-tone phone or do not know the room number, an operator is always available to assist.

Hospital security officers are on duty after regular business hours and are available to escort visitors to their cars during non-daylight hours, so don’t hesitate to ask for help. To reach a security officer, call the Operator on one of our in-house phones. Parking in well-lit lots is provided for visitors in the two main parking lots in front of the Health Center, as well as on the west side of the building near the Emergency Department entrance.

The vending area near the Emergency Department Lobby is open 24 hours a day and offers a variety of snacks and beverages. A microwave is also available. There is also vending machines in the Surgery Center, and on the second and fourth floors. Smoking

The Gift Shop is located near the Main Lobby (Entrance A). A variety of merchandise, including greeting cards, jewelry, gift items, fresh flowers, candy, balloons and magazines is available for your convenience. Visa and Mastercard are accepted. The Gift Shop hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; Saturday and Sunday, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Shopping by phone is available by calling 217 258-2168.

The library provides information to patients and their families about their illnesses. Telephone numbers and addresses of agencies to contact about specific diseases are also available. A professional library staff assists its customers in locating information. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call ext. 2262. Sarah Bush Lincoln Prairie Medical Pharmacy

The Prairie Medical Pharmacy is a full-service outpatient pharmacy that offers quick, convenient service and competitive pricing. The pharmacy is located right off the Health Center’s Main Lobby (Entrance A) – handy for patients being discharged or those visiting their physicians on the west side of the building. Pharmacy hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call (217) 258-2411 for more information.

Save yourself a trip to the pharmacy on the way home from the hospital and get your new medications filled before you leave the hospital with our new First Fill Program. At Prairie Medical Pharmacy we will fill your new medications and deliver them to your hospital room before you are discharged.

Medications can be expensive, and some insurance formularies won’t cover them. Prairie Medical Pharmacy will work with you to help you pay for your medications through prescription drug assistance programs with manufacturing companies and local and area organizations.