Telehealth/Remote Monitoring Program Expanded

April 20, 2020

After being launched last week in southern and central Illinois, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that the state is expanding its telehealth program that allows remote patient monitoring for COVID-19.

The Governor said: “This program serves those potentially infected with a mild version of COVID-19, who will be able to recover from the safety of their homes.  That’s the vast majority of people who get infected.  Patients will receive daily virtual visits by healthcare workers and receive wellness kits that include things like thermometers and pulse oximeters, blood pressure cuffs and alcohol wipes.  And to be very clear, the remote patient monitoring program is available to everyone who is COVID positive, and recovering at home, regardless of your insurance coverage.”

Under the program, OSF Healthcare is providing telehealth services in Central Illinois, Metro East and Rockford; SIU Medicine in Southern and West Central Illinois; and Advocate Aurora Healthcare in most of Northern Illinois, including the Chicago metropolitan area.

For more information about the program, click here.