Telehealth Services


Telehealth is the remote delivery of healthcare services and clinical information using a wide array of clinical services using internet, wireless, satellite and telephone.

Patient consultations via video conferencing, transmission of still images, e-health including patient portals, remote monitoring of vital signs, continuing medical education, consumer-focused wireless applications and nursing call centers, among other applications, are all considered part of Telehealth.

SIU School of Medicine was founded with a mandate to advance patient care for central and southern Illinois. It has fostered an environment of advocacy, where the school continues to help dozens of Illinois communities solve local health problems. 

In this region, SIU Telehealth Services uses technology to bring medical, educational and research services to patients and practitioners in a convenient, cost-effective way. This is just one of the ways we fulfill our mission of optimizing the health of the region. 

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Telehealth Patient Story - Maternal Fetal Medicine Spring 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
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Telehealth Patient Story - Ears, Nose and Throat Clinic Summer 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
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COVID-19 Update: Personal protective equipment donations needed for health care workers

At the request of HSHS Illinois (including HSHS St. John’s Hospital and HSHS Medical Group), Memorial Health System, Springfield Clinic and SIU Medicine, Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach will start