Healthcare organizations remind visitors: Masks required at hospitals, clinics

SPRINGFIELD – Local healthcare organizations on Friday emphasized that anyone visiting a hospital or clinic must wear a mask at all times, saying that the public’s compliance is critical to reduce the

SIU Medicine Announces New COVID-19 Testing Times

August 5, 2020 – SIU Medicine, in coordination with the Sangamon County Department of Public Health (SCDPH) and the Office of the Mayor, recently relaunched a testing site at SCDPH to meet the

Mellinger named chair of American Board of Surgery

The American Board of Surgery (ABS), the national certifying body for general surgeons and related specialists, has named John D. Mellinger, MD, as chair for 2020-21. Mellinger is the J. Roland Folse

SIU Medicine to Relaunch COVID-19 Testing Site

SIU Medicine, in coordination with the Sangamon County Department of Public Health (SCDPH) and the Office of the Mayor, is relaunching a testing site at SCDPH to meet the immediate need for expanded

SIU Medicine opens new thyroid clinic - July

SIU Medicine is now offering multidisciplinary care for thyroid or parathyroid conditions through the SIU Thyroid Clinic. Specialists at the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery’s Division

SIU Center for Family Medicine-Taylorville prepares for school with physicals and vaccines event

TAYLORVILLE, IL – Do you have a child who needs a school physical? SIU Center for Family Medicine-Taylorville is hosting a school physical event 9 am – 12 pm on Saturday, August 1, at 303 East Bidwell

Medical students training with local physicians (July 2020)

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Family physicians in several Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine throughout July. The students are participating in the
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SIU Center for Family Medicine Expands COVID Testing

The SIU Centers for Family Medicine, in coordination with the State of Illinois and the Illinois Primary Health Care Association, is expanding access to COVID-19 testing for Illinoisans with COVID-19

The season is thick with ticks

The tick population may be stable this year, most notably in the Midwest and Northeast, but experts warn these creepy crawlers are still worth avoiding. While we're outdoors enjoying nature more