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SAFETY FIRST: VISITOR POLICY UPDATE 10/16/2020

Please check with us often as this policy may be updated as events warrant.

The situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve and changes occur rapidly.

  • Galesburg Cottage Hospital (GCH) is now restricting all visitors from entering the hospital unless it is essential to patient care.
  • Out-patient surgical patients may have their driver accompany them to the surgical family wait room but they must remain in the waiting room at all times.
  • In the Emergency Department, only one adult visitor is allowed.

These restrictions take effect Monday, October 12, 2020. Please know the health and safety of our patients, their families, and team members remain a top priority for GCH. We take these proactive precautions to protect our patients, team members, and the communities we serve. We are sensitive to the separation this restriction causes our patients and their loved ones, but we believe this measure of protection is essential at this time to keep people safe.

With the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s important to seek the right care at the right place. Cottage Clinics are here to help. Our providers follow the latest CDC guidelines with COVID-19. We, along with the Center for Disease Control, recommend that patients at risk for COVID-19 who are not yet showing symptoms or have mild symptoms stay home and call their Cottage Clinic provider’s office to determine next steps. TeleHealth appointments via video chat on your phone or electronic device, are available by calling your provider. Learn more about it at MyCottageClinics.com

You can learn more about your risk and the symptoms of COVID-19 by checking out our website - CottageHospital.com or CDC.gov.

Please note the following day and time visitor restrictions for these limited patient entry points on the Cottage Campus:

  • Cottage Medical Plaza - Seminary Building: Monday – Friday; 5:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Cottage Professional - Kellogg Street Building: Monday – Friday; 5:45 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Galesburg Cottage Hospital - Main Entrance at 695 N. Kellogg Street: Monday – Friday; 5:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Cottage Emergency Department - Open 24 hours a day.

Emergency Department Access:
Please observe the following requirements upon entry:

  • Wear a face mask or ask the patient registrar for one.
  • Observe social distancing of six feet.
  • If you believe you have symptoms consistent with COVID 19, restrict yourself to the identified seating area after check in.
  • Only one visitor per patient allowed.

Cottage Hospital Main Entrance:
During the normal operating hours of 5:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, please observe the following requirements upon entry:

  • Wear a face mask or ask entry personnel for one.
  • Allow the entry personnel to screen you for temperature, COVID 19 exposure and/or respiratory symptoms.
  • Observe social distancing of six feet.
  • Only one visitor and dependent escort per patient allowed.

Cottage Medical Plaza- Seminary Building:
During the normal operating hours of 5:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, please observe the following requirements upon entry:

  • Wear a face mask or ask entry personnel for one.
  • Observe social distancing of six feet.
  • Only one visitor and dependent escort per patient allowed.

Cottage Professional- Kellogg Street Building:
This building is open from 5:45 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please observe the directives as requested by the business you are visiting.





  • Wash your hands often while visiting our facility. It prevents the spread of germs that can cause infection.

  • If you’ve got a fever, cold, or any infection symptoms, please stay home.

  • Galesburg Cottage Hospital is a tobacco-free campus. No smoking allowed anywhere on the grounds.

  • Don’t bring patients food or candies unless your attending doctor gives permission.
ER WAIT TIME
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Current average ER Wait Time

695 N. Kellogg
Galesburg, IL 61401