COVID-19 Resources

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Start your COVID-19 self-assessment Video chat with a provider now Schedule a COVID-19 Test

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the United States and the Chicago area, the Rush system is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to people who have COVID-19, as well as sharing important and accurate information you can trust as this pandemic evolves.

The Latest COVID-19 Updates from Rush

As the COVID-19 cases in Illinois are continuing to rise, all three Rush hospitals – Rush University Medical Center, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital – are continuing to take the steps needed to safely deliver care to all of our patients. The safety of our patients and staff remains our top priority.
  • New visitors policy: We are temporarily not allowing visitors at all three Rush hospitals. Please talk to your care team about exceptions for pediatric patients, labor and delivery and end-of-life care. Learn more about the visitors policy.
  • It’s safe to come to Rush for your care: Rush has successfully maintained the safety of our patients and staff and all of our Rush locations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. When you arrive, we’ll check your temperature and give you a hospital-grade mask. We’ve also implemented a number of safety measures, like social distancing, meticulous cleaning procedures and COVID-19 screening, throughout each hospital and clinic to keep you safe. Learn more about the safety measures at all Rush hospitals.
  • COVID-19 vaccine update: While vaccines for COVID-19 are coming soon, none have been approved by the FDA yet. That means Rush is not currently delivering vaccines, and we do not have a waiting list for receiving the vaccine. We will be working closely with local officials to distribute the vaccine as soon as it is available. Please continue to visit this page for the most up-to-date information about the vaccine. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Vaccine trial: Rush University Medical Center is recruiting participants for a nationwide trial of a COVID-19 vaccine, AZD1222, developed by the University of Oxford in England and the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. The trial will test the vaccine’s safety, effectiveness and ability to produce an immune response for the prevention of COVID-19. Learn more about the trial.
  • Wear your mask: Wearing a mask – and wearing it properly – is the best way to limit the spread of COVID-19. We require masks for all patients, visitors and staff at all Rush hospitals and clinics. Remember to cover both your nose and mouth at all times. Learn more about how to wear a mask.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptoms

People with COVID-19 show a range of symptoms—from mild to severe.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and may include:

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Shortness of breath
or difficulty breathing

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Assess your risk and get care

Use our self-assessment tool to understand your risk and learn about your options for getting care.

Take the self-assessment >

If you or someone you care for have symptoms of COVID-19:

Consult an on-demand video visit provider
available daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 but you don't have symptoms:

Refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

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Wearing a mask can help protect you from spreading the virus. Learn how >