Orchard now offers COVID-19 PCR testing
For approved insurance plans, Orchard is now able to provide COVID-19 PCR testing in our back parking lot for patients experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. A telehealth visit will be required for all patients scheduled for testing.
Please Note: Our PCR testing also includes swabbing for RSV, Flu A and Flu B at the same time. For more information on our testing, click here.
Due to supply back orders, we are not able to provide testing to anyone for leisure purposes (travel, event attendance, return to work after recreational activities, etc.).
COVID-19 Booster Recommendation
People are protected best from sever COVID-19 illness when they stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines, which includes a booster for many people.
CDC: Who can get a booster? Thinking about getting a second booster?
Free COVID-19 Testing Site Locations
Community-Based Testing Site:
- Waukegan Testing Site - 102 W. Water St., Waukegan, IL - Open Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Arlington Heights Testing Site - 823 Wilke Rd., Arlington Heights, IL - Open Mon, Wed, Fri, and Sat from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Walgreens offers Free contactless COVID-19 Testing for Age 3+. For a drive thru site near you, click here.
To find other testing site locations nearest you, please visit: Testing Sites in Lake County
Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5-11 Years Old
The Illinois Department of Public Health has adopted the CDC's recommenation for children age 5 through 11 years to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
Why Teens and Children should get vaccinated
Supporting your child before, during and after vaccinations
COVID-19 and Kids: How mRNA Vaccines Work (YouTube video)
CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has released its recommendation for a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccines in certain population.
For the full media statement, click here.
PLEASE NOTE: Orchard Medical Center does not have immediate plans to administer 3rd doses or booster shots in-house at this time. Please refer to your local pharmacy for availability.
IL Residents - Vax Verify Portal
Illinois residents 18 years and older can now check their COVID-19 vaccination records online through Vax Verify immunization portal. Immunizations records are kept confidential and only the individual can access their vaccination history. To learn more, please visit the Illinois Department of Public Health website.
Four easy steps to view your immunization history:
- Register Yourself for Illinois Resident Immunization Portal
- Account Activation
- Identity Verification
- View Immunizations
Detailed Instructions can be found here.
OMC Continued Mask Policy
For the health and safety of all of our patients, Orchard Medical Center, S.C. will continue to require face masks to be worn at all times. This includes those who are fully vaccinated.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
We will continue to take every precaution necessary for the safety of our community. This includes screening for COVID-19 at the door, taking temperatures and providing hand sanitizer for those entering the building.
Click Here for more information on Illinois - Phase 5 Guidance.
Orchard Medical Center's COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
Orchard Medical Center, S.C. anticipates being able to vaccinate established patients age 65 and older in the upcoming weeks. Vaccine supply is still limited and we are not always sure when we will receive shipment.
In the meantime, Please make sure we have your email address on file if you'd like to receive an invitation to schedule your COVID-19 Vaccine appointment when it becomes available to us.
WE WILL NOT BE SCHEDULING COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENT OVER THE PHONE.
COVID-19 Vaccines will NOT be given during regular business hours. COVID-19 vaccines will ONLY be administered during our set COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic hours.
Orchard Medical Center will only be vaccinating established patients.
COVID-19 Vaccination Locations
For more information & to find a vaccination location near you please visit: CoronaVirus.Illinois.Gov
Advocate Aurora Patient Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine
Advocate Aurora Health has started vaccinating current patients age 65 and older based on risk factors and available vaccine supply. They are contacting patients by email, text and phone when vaccine appointments become available.
You are considered a current patient if you've been seen by an Advocate Aurora provider, filled a prescription with an Advocate Aurora pharmacy or have been treated at an Advocate Aurora facility in the past 2 years. If you have an upcoming appointment in the next 3 months you are also considered a current patient.
To Prepare to receive vaccination, please download the LiveWell app with Advocate Aurora or create a MyAdvocateAurora account at: MyAdvocateAurora
COVID-19 Vaccine - Leading By Example
Dr. Devaney and Dr. Abderholden are the first members of Orchard Medical Center, S.C. to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The remaining providers and members of our healthcare team are planning to get theirs in the upcoming weeks as it continues to become available.
We do not have any current plans to administer the COVID-19 vaccine in our office but will keep our patients informed if it does become available. In the meantime, we encourage our patients to register for the Lake County Health Department's AllVax Portal to be notififed when you can schedule an appointment to receive your vaccine.
December 17, 2020
CDC Holiday Recommendations
Holidays and Stress
Holiday Celebrations & Small Gatherings
Traveling During the Holidays
December 9, 2020
COVID-19 Vaccine - Lake County AllVax Portal
The Lake County Health Department has opened the AllVax Portal for Lake Country residents to register to be notified when the COVID-19 vaccine is available. Once registered and the vaccine becomes available, residents will have the ability to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine.
The doctors at Orchard Medical Center, S.C. recommend patients complete the registration for themselves and any household family members.
To register please visit: AllVax.LakeCoHealth.org or call (847) 377-8130.
To read the full Lake County Health Department's announcement about the AllVax portal, click here
For information on How CDC Is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations, click here
CDC Options to Reduce Quarantine Guidance
The CDC issued new options for a shortened quarantine for those who have had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 but have no symptoms. The CDC made clear that a 14-day quarantine is still best practice.
At this time, the Lake County Health Department and the physicians at Orchard Medical Center, S.C. continue to recommend a full 14-day quarantine for those who are exposed to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Pandemics Can Be Stressful.
If you are having a hard time coping please do not hesitate to reach out to our office to discuss this with a provider. We will do everything we can to help during these difficult times.
For CDC guidance on Coping with Stress during the COVID-19 Pandemic, click here
Taking Care of Your Emotional Health
Helping Children Cope during COVID-19
COVID-19 Resources from National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Orchard Medical Center is aware of the COVID 19 virus and is making every effort to identify it in our community AND keep all of our patients and staff safe.
Therefore, we are asking anyone who has is concerned that they may have the virus or been exposed to the virus CALL us BEFORE attempting to come into our office.
This will allow us the opportunity to better direct your care and keep other patients and staff safe. As a safety precaution to our patients and to our staff, we are NOT taking walk-ins.
We are taking every precaution to avoid spreading illness unnecessarily by segregating those who may feel ill from the ones who are continuing to follow up on their regular health care needs. We will continue to reinforce strong infection prevention methods by disinfecting rigorously throughout the day and have a protocol in place to reduce any possible exposures.
Orchard Medical Center will continue to follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Illinois Public Health Department's recommendations as things continue to progress. If you have any questions regarding possible exposures to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please feel free to contact the Coronavirus Hotline at (800) 889-3931 or you can find more information on the web at cdc.gov
The doctors and staff at Orchard Medical Center
Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick
Prevent getting sick
WE ARE NOW OFFERING TELEHEALTH APPOINTMENTS. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.