HEALTH BRIEFS – Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

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Aug 16 2017


--Wellness screenings, immunizations, flu vaccines and all recommended vaccinations, STD testing, blood work (cholesterol, hemoglobin, etc), Coles County Health Department, 825 18th St., Charleston. Call to make an appointment at 217-348-0530.

--Living with Diabetes, 2:30-3:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in METS at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. For more information, call 217-238-4808 or 217-258-2199.

--Pulmonary Rehab, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. in METS at Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information, call 217-238-4973.

--Walk-in Flu Immunization Clinics, 8-11:30 a.m., 1-3:30 p.m., Shelby County Health Department, 1700 W.S. Third St., Shelbyville. Call 217-774-9555.

--Heart Health Screenings, $95, or $190 for screens to detect peripheral vascular disease. To make an appointment, call 217-258-2238.

-- Healthy Directions, 6 p.m. every Thursday in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln. A six-month community weight-management program, which is supported in part by WomenConnected, a giving circle within Sarah Bush Lincoln. For more information, call 217-258-2199.

-- Hopeful Horizons, 1-2:30 p.m., Lincolnland Hospice, A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. For more information, contact Lincolnland Hospice at 1-800-454-4055.

-- Effingham Elks Free Children's Orthopedic Clinic, 8 a.m., Bonutti Orthopedic Clinic, 1303 West Evergreen Avenue, in Effingham; by appointment only; To make an appointment call the Illinois Elks Childrens Care office at 1-800-272-0074 between the hours of 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are no charges for any services at this clinic.

--Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Class, HSHS St. Anthonys Memorial Hospital. Pre-registration is required. Please contact Kristi Smith, Clinical Educator, at 217-347-1283 for class times and availability. There is a nominal fee for the completion card.

-- Blood drive, 2-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 13 East Washington, Oakland.

-- Blood drive, 2-6 p.m., The Salvation Army, 1300 Richmond Ave., Mattoon.

-- 2017 "Oh, Baby Express" childbirth class, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education; Fee is $30 per mom and birth partner; this includes all course materials. $15 discounted rate for women on WIC or the Illinois Medical Card. Pre-registration required. For more information, contact Allison Masse, RN at or 217-258-2229.

-- Weight Loss Information Sessions, 5:30 p.m., SBL Tuscola Clinic, free of charge; For more information, contact Kristina Adams at or at 217-238-4774.

-- Balance Clinic, HSHS St. Anthony Memorial Hospital Physical Rehabilitation Department; A physical therapist will provide a simple 15-20 minute balance screening and fall risk assessment free of charge. A physicians order is not required for the screening and patients do not have to register with the hospital. However, screenings are being conducted by appointment only. Appointment times are available between 911 a.m. Call 217-347-1243 to schedule an appointment.

-- Adult Grief Support Group, 6 p.m., St. Anthonys Memorial Hospital Education Center, Effingham. To find out more about this program or to pre-register, please contact the Community Relations department at 217-347-1529 or visit the hospitals web site at

-- Blood drive, 2-6 p.m., Charleston Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 716 18th Street, Charleston.

--Having A Baby series, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 22 and Thursday, August 24; HSHS St. Anthonys Memorial Hospital auditorium; a three-part educational series which provides a comprehensive journey through the process of birth and infant care. For more information contact Community Programs, at 217-347-1529 or visit

-- Safe and Snug Car Seat Class, 7-9 p.m., Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education; Car seat safety information will be provided by Mattoon police officers who are also certified car seat technicians. A discussion and question and answer period will be included. Bring your car seat installed in your vehicle (if possible) and the car seat techs will assess it, insuring that it is properly installed, and that it is the right seat for your baby. Free of charge; Pre-registration is required. For more information call 217-258-2229 (BABY).

-- Blood drive, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, 200 South Cedar, Shelbyville.

-- Blood drive, 2-6 p.m., Stewardson Community Building, 108 Pine Street, Stewardson.

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