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Health Information Rush Initiates New Visitor Guidelines During Flu Season

To protect our patients, staff and visitors this flu season, Rush University Medical Center has initiated new visitor guidelines. Since children are at the highest risk of H1N1 flu infection, no one under the age of 16 may visit hospitalized patients at this time.

Rush is asking that all people who have flu-like symptoms, regardless of age, refrain from visiting patients in the hospital. All visitors to the medical center are being screened upon arrival for symptoms of the flu. As visitors enter Rush, they will be asked if they have any of the following symptoms:
 

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Headaches or body aches
  • Chills
  • Fatigue

Visitors who exhibit any of the symptoms listed above may be asked to go home rather than potentially spread illness to others. Patients with flu-like symptoms who are coming to see their doctors will be asked to wear a mask.

Questions about treatment for flu-like symptoms? Start by talking to your physician. If you need a primary care physician, please contact physician referral at (888) 352-RUSH (7874).


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