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HOTLINE Numbers to Know:

Ferrell Hospital: (618) 273-2275

Harrisburg Medical Center: (618) 252-0411

Heartland Regional Medical Center: 888-543-2786

Southern Illinois Healthcare: 844-988-7800


How is the Covid-19 Epidemic Impacting You and Your Business?

The Illinois Department of Commerce is soliciting information on how this epidemic and crisis is affecting your business, please see the form linked immediately below, as well as the contact information for Kim Watson at, the Regional representative.

SBA Disaster Loans

Disaster Loans –The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest, long-term disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters to repair or replace uninsured/under-insured disaster damaged property. SBA disaster loans offer an affordable way for individuals and businesses to recover from declared disasters.  

Resources to Know:


3 Step Information Sheet

Contact List

Fact Sheet

FAQ on Economic Disaster Loans

How to Prepare & Apply for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories – Illinois included – low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19). SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans ( offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses; 2.75% for non-profits.

These webinars will provide details about the program, including what documents are necessary to apply. All of the webinars will cover the same information. Registration is required.

Tuesday, March 24th at 3:30 PM:

Wednesday, March 25th at 9:00 AM:

Thursday, March 26th at 8:30 AM:

If you have any questions, please call 618-252-5400 ext. 2312 or email We are meeting with clients remotely via phone, email, or web conferencing. 


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