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Local health organizations leaders urge public to get flu shots

October 5, 2020

SPRINGFIELD – Most people follow public health advice to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but many continue to ignore the warnings. As flu season approaches, taking precautions to prevent illness is more important than ever.

COVID-19 Testing Sites for October

October 2, 2020

SIU Medicine will continue regular COVID-19 testing for the Springfield community in October. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, the testing operation will continue to be hosted by Abundant Faith Christian Center located at 2525 Taylor Ave.

‘Mammogram Mondays’ to aid area women in October

September 29, 2020

Free breast cancer screenings offered to under- and uninsured

Medical Students Training with Local Physicians

September 8, 2020

Family physicians in several Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine throughout September. The students are participating in the school’s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program.

SIU Medicine Launches New COVID-19 Testing Site for the Fall

September 4, 2020

After Labor Day, SIU Medicine will launch a new testing site at Abundant Faith Christian Center and other sites to meet COVID-19 response needs throughout the community. The final day for SIU Medicine testing at the Sangamon County Department of Public will be today, Sept. 4.

Telehealth Patient Story - Maternal Fetal Medicine Spring 2020

August 25, 2020

Autumn Bohac of Effingham was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was 16 years old. Now a 29-year-old mother of four, her health care journey reveals the everyday anxiety and pain that rural patients feel.

Telehealth Patient Story - Ears, Nose and Throat Clinic Summer 2020

August 25, 2020

Instead of renting a wheelchair-accessible vehicle, driving two hours and risking exposure to COVID-19, the Hall family from Tuscola, Illinois jumped at the chance to have a telehealth visit with an SIU Medicine surgeon.

SIU School of Medicine Receives Top International Award

August 25, 2020

An international medical education organization has selected Southern Illinois University School of Medicine to receive one of its inaugural awards for institutional excellence.