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Sangamon County

Cancer Resources

Local Health Department
Sangamon County Department of Public Health
2501 North Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, Illinois 62702
Phone: 217-535-3100
Fax: 217-535-3104
www.scdph.org

Springfield Department of Public Health
1415 East Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703
Phone: 217-789-2182
Fax: 217-789-2203
www.springfield.il.us/CITY_GOV/HEALTH/default.htm

Hospitals
Memorial Medical Center
701 N. First St.
Springfield, IL 62781-0001
Phone: 217-788-3000
www.memorialmedical.com

St. John’s Hospital
800 E. Carpenter St.
Springfield, IL 62769-0002
Phone: 217-544-6464
www.st-johns.org

Hospice Services
Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice
331 S Main St
Virginia, IL 62691-1519
Phone: 217-452-3057

Hospice Care of Illinois
720 N Bond St
Springfield, IL 62702-4915
Phone: 217-788-4113
Phone: 800-342-4862

Hospice Care of St Vincent Memorial Hospital
100 W. Franklin
Taylorville, IL 62568-2216
Phone: 217-287-1404

Saint John's Hospital Hospice Program
800 E Carpenter St
Springfield, IL 62702-5324
Phone: 217-525-5641

Mental Health Services
MHC of Central Illinois/Sangamon-Menard Mental Health
710 N. Eight Street
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: 217-525-1064
Phone: 217-525-1789 (after hours crisis number)
Fax: 217-525-9047

SIU Community Support Network
PO Box 19230
Springfield, IL 62794
Phone: 217-545-8251
Phone: 217-545-5880 (after hours crisis number)
Fax: 217-545-2275

Support Organizations
American Cancer Society
Springfield - Western Regional Office
1305 Wabash Avenue
Springfield, IL, 62704
Phone: 217-546-7586
Fax: 217-546-7631
www.cancer.org

American Lung Association
3000 Kelly Lane
Springfield, IL 62707
Phone: 217-787-5864
www.lungusa.org

Illinois Tobacco Quitline
1-866-QUIT-YES (784-8937)



County Profile

Demographics
County
Illinois
U.S.

2000 Population

188,951

Racial/Ethnic rates
White
87.4%
73.5%
75.1%
Black or African American
9.7%
15.1%
12.3%
American Indian or Native
0.2%
0.2%
0.9%
Asian
1.1%
3.4%
3.6%
Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander
0.0%
0.0%
0.1%
Other
0.4%
5.8%
5.5%
Hispanic or Latino (any race)
1.1%
12.3%
12.5%

Age
18 years and older
75.0%
73.9%
74.3%
65 years and older
13.5%
12.1%
12.4%

Education Levels
Over 25 with high school education
88.1%
81.4%
80.4%

Labor Force
Over 16
69.2%
65.4%
63.9%

Poverty
Families below poverty level
6.5%
7.8%
9.2%
Individuals below poverty level
9.3%
10.7%
12.4%