New Community Health Center coming
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[February 25, 2017]
- by Don Cavi, Public Health Administrator
Logan County Department of Public Health
The Logan County Department of Public
Health (LCDPH) is joining forces with the Southern Illinois
University (SIU) Center for Family Medicine to introduce a new
Community Health Center to serve residents of Logan and surrounding
The SIU-owned and operated center will help provide access to
healthcare services to thousands of residents regardless of
insurance status or ability to pay.
The project is made possible through the help of the Abraham Lincoln
Memorial Hospital (ALMH) Foundation who has provided the funding for
the construction of the SIU health center, which will be located at
LCDPH is proud to be partnering with SIU and ALMH and are grateful
to the hospital Foundation for their financial support in making
this project possible.
The Community Health Center will substantially increase access to
affordable health care services to those in need of a permanent
health care home. Having quality and affordable primary care, dental
and public health, all under one roof will provide convenience for
clients to have a full spectrum of services at their fingertips.
The SIU Community Health Center will provide patient center care and
services which includes women’s health, children’s health,
preventative care, school and sports physicals, chronic disease
management and geriatric medicine.
In addition to providing quality healthcare, SIU has expanded their
services to include dental.
As part of the project, SIU has agreed to assume operation of the
LCDPH Dental Clinic, which has proudly served the community since
2011. The transition will be seamless as SIU will continue to
operate the clinic employing the same professional staff.
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SIU also plans to expand the dental clinic by adding an additional exam room.
As a Federally Qualified Health Center, SIU is in a strong position to assure
the dental clinic will continue to serve local residents well into the future.
SIU plans to open the Community Health Center on April 3rd. After March 20th,
SIU will start to accept appointments.
Both the Dental Clinic and the coming Health Center will be located in the Logan
County Department of Public Health at 109 3rd Street, Lincoln and can be reached
at the main health department number at 217-735-2317.
The Health Center will operate Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30