5 Reasons to Get Health Care at SIU Family Medicine

Published Date:

SIU Center for Family Medicine is more than just a medical clinic. It’s a whole community of primary care with services to help improve the life and well-being of our patients. We’re not just here to help you feel better, we’re here to make your life better. Read below for the top benefits of becoming a patient at SIU Center for Family Medicine, located at 520 N. Fourth Street in Springfield. 

1.  Walk-In Clinic

Illness isn’t in your daily plan. If you’re an SIU Medicine patient, you can visit our walk-in clinic, available 8 am-6 pm Mondays and Wednesdays; 8 am-4 pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  We’re also open during lunch weekdays.

2.  Food Pantry

Yes – a food pantry (we call it the food pharmacy) at the doctor’s office for our patients. Ask for Jeanette and she’ll help you get a few needed food or household items. 

3.  Diabetes & Weight Loss Clinic 

Having diabetes complicates how you eat and manage your weight. Our nutritionists will help work with you on recipes, diets, meal plans and more. 

4.  Medication Assistance

Confused about all your medications? Help is here. Our team of providers will help you organize your meds and connect you with benefits like the 340B drug program, which offers reduced-price medication to those who qualify.

5.   Behavioral Health

Life can be stressful for all of us. If you are feeling more sad, depressed or angry than usual, or just think you need someone to talk to, ask your SIU family medicine provider for a visit with a behavioral health specialist. You won’t even need to make a separate appointment. 

When you’re a patient at SIU Center for Family Medicine, you’re a part of our extended family. Call 217-545-8000 and ask to make an appointment at the Center for Family Medicine in Springfield. 

More from SIU News

Simmons Cancer Institute accepting research internship applications

Applications for the 2022 summer lab internships at Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine are being accepted through March 7. Four positions will be

Dr. William Robinson appointed Committee Chair for Post Graduate Education of the Society for Vascular Surgery

Dr. William Robinson, Professor and Division Chief of Vascular Surgery at SIU Medicine, has been appointed as the Chair for the Committee for Post Graduate Education of the Society for Vascular
Andrea Braundmeier in lab

SIU Medicine scientist paves way for better diagnosis of endometriosis

Endometriosis is a disease in which cells that normally grow inside the uterus grow outside the uterus on the surface of abdominal organs, and can cause pain and infertility. The disease affects 1 in