March 8, 2017
SIU to Open Family Medicine Clinic in Lincoln
Partnership with Logan County Health Department, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
March 8, 2017 — A new family medicine clinic in Logan County will integrate medical, behavioral and dental services. Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital (ALMH), and the Logan County Department of Public Health have partnered to develop SIU Center for Family Medicine-Lincoln. The 1,500 square-foot clinic is slated to open Monday, April 3, inside Logan County Department of Public Health, 109 Third St.
This is the first SIU site to integrate medical, behavioral and dental services under one roof. “We hope patients will find the integrated services improve their ability to access comprehensive care,” said Iris Wesley, Chief Executive Officer, SIU Center for Family Medicine.
More than 33,000 residents populate the area, and nearly a third have an annual income below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. The service area is designated a medically underserved area and a medically underserved population.
The clinic is a result of a $288,800 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). SIU was one of two in Illinois and one of 75 nationwide to receive an award. In addition, the ALMH Foundation provided a $100,000 grant to fund renovation work for the new SIU site.
“Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and our Foundation are thrilled to partner with the SIU Center for Family Medicine and our local health department to improve access to health care services in our community. We’re confident the new clinic will improve the health of the people and communities we serve,” said Dolan Dalpoas, president and CEO of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
SIU School of Medicine’s Center for Family Medicine, based in Springfield, will oversee the administration of the clinic. The site will also serve as a training site for students and resident physicians.
Beginning Monday, March 20, patients can call 217-735-2317 to make an appointment. The clinic’s hours are 7:30 am - 4:30 pm Mondays – Thursdays and 7:30 am - noon on Fridays.
The SIU Center for Family Medicine – Lincoln, also known as a Community Health Center, provides access to care regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. The facility provides primary care services for the entire family, including women’s health, children’s health (school and sports physicals, immunizations), adults and geriatric care. Community Health Centers, also known as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), are nonprofit, community-directed health care providers located in medically underserved rural and urban communities where health care resources are scarce.
ABOUT SIU CENTER FOR FAMILY MEDICINE The SIU Center for Family Medicine, located in Springfield, has been serving patients in central Illinois for more than 40 years. In 2012, it was designated an FQHC, also referred to as a Community Health Center. In 2016, it opened a new, 30,000-square-foot facility that has increased access to care. In the past two years, new access points have been added in Quincy, Jacksonville and most recently, Lincoln. The Lincoln site is the first to integrate medical, behavioral and dental services. Together, they serve 22,000 patients annually with more than 75,000 visits, and are family medicine residency and physician assistant training sites.
ABOUT ABRAHAM LINCOLN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital located at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln, Ill. ALMH is an affiliate of Memorial Health System. For more information, visit www.ALMH.org.
ABOUT LOGAN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Logan County Department of Public Health (LCDPH) is an Illinois certified local health department which has served the residents of Logan County for over 45 years. LCDPH offers a wide range of services to the community to include immunizations, health screenings, lab services, foster care health service referral program (HealthWorks), WIC, maternal & child health programs, emergency preparedness, health education, environmental services and Home Health. For more information regarding these services, visit www.LCDPH.org.