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Media Relations

How We Can Help

The Office of Marketing and Communications is dedicated to sharing the newsworthy developments at SIU Medicine. We strive to deliver timely and topical content to journalists and to provide expert interviews and photographs for stories on medicine, medical research and medical education. The office can offer supplemental background information, provide timely access to experts and suggest additional sources for your story.

Guests must obtain permission from the Office of Communication and Marketing prior to any filming or recording on SIU Medicine grounds. Photographs of the medical center and educational facilities are not permitted without prior authorization. Once permission has been granted, a representative from our office will make any necessary arrangements with campus security, provide directions and parking information and escort campus guests.

To best help us accommodate your media requests, contact the office as early as possible. We understand deadlines are often tight, and we will make every effort to get you the information and experts you need. To arrange an interview or request information, please call our office at 217.545.2155 or email the Office of Marketing & Communications.

Quick Facts about SIU Medicine

SIU School of Medicine's service area is defined as 66 counties in central and southern Illinois (south of I-80) with a population of 2.2 million people over 32,000 square miles. 

Maps & Directions

SIU Medicine is home to more than 15 buildings and clinic locations, primarily located in Springfield, Illinois. View our directions and maps for a complete list of Springfield locations.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests

The Office of General Counsel is responsible for addressing FOIA requests in a timely manner. FOIA requests should be submitted in writing.  Mail, email, or FAX requests to the FOIA Officer:

Stephanie Barton
FOIA Contact
SIU School of Medicine
801 North Rutledge Street
P.O. Box 19619
Springfield, IL 62794-9619
217-545-6603 (Fax)