Telehealth Services


SIU School of Medicine was founded with a mission to advance patient care for central and southern Illinois. It has created an environment of advocacy and access, helping communities to solve their local health problems. 

SIU Telehealth Services use the latest technology to deliver medical, educational and research information to patients and practitioners in a convenient, cost-effective way. 

Telehealth encompasses patient consultations through video conferencing, transmission of still images, remote monitoring of vital signs, continuing medical education, consumer-focused wireless applications, nursing call centers and other applications. Once established, the process is secure and seamless. Fortunately, the system was in place well before the pandemic made it a necessity.

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Durbin makes federal funds announcement May 31

Workforce equity center and telehealth support coming to SIU

Sen. Dick Durbin announced federal funding for the creation of a workforce development center and telehealth training and equipment upgrades at SIU School of Medicine.

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