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SIHF Healthcare – Effingham Celebrates National Health Center Week

August 10, 2017

SIHF Healthcare is celebrating National Health Center Week 2017 (NHCW), August 13-19, with public health screenings across southern Illinois and charity donation drives at its more than 30 health centers.

What began as a pilot project during President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty in 1965, today’s community health centers serve more than 23 million people nationwide, many of whom are uninsured or underinsured. As the second largest Federally Qualified Health Center network in Illinois, SIHF Healthcare operates more than 30 health centers in the region. Offering Dental Care, as well as Family Medicine and Internal Medicine services at one convenient location, SIHF Healthcare – Effingham is a prime example of the quality, integrated care that SIHF Healthcare offers to communities throughout Southern Illinois. SIHF Healthcare in Effingham, Ill. is located at 900 West Temple Avenue #208.

“At SIHF Healthcare in Effingham, we are here to serve the entire family,” said Jamie Miller, health center manager of SIHF Healthcare – Effingham. “My team and I strive to create a trusting, comfortable environment for all of our patients, and help them lead their best lives. NHCW is yet another way that we can proudly serve and impact families throughout the community.”

In recognition of NHCW, SIHF Healthcare – Effingham is accepting donations for Crisis Nursery of Effingham County located at 924 N. Merchant St. Crisis Nursery provides protection from and prevention of childhood trauma, abuse and neglect through 24 hour emergency shelter offered to children and families in need.

The health center is accepting non-perishable food donations, as well as toiletries, diapers, clothing and toys. For more information, please contact (217) 342-0211.

To learn more about NHCW, please visit: https://healthcenterweek.org. To join SIHF Healthcare and its NHCW 2017 Celebration, visit www.sihf.org or any of their healthcare locations. You can also follow SIHF Healthcare on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About SIHF Healthcare: SIHF Healthcare operates a network of more than 30 health centers across 11 Illinois counties with more than 160 medical providers who deliver comprehensive health care services including: adult, family, women’s health, pediatrics, dental services, behavioral health, and population health services. As one of the largest Federally Qualified Health Center networks in the country, SIHF Healthcare is devoted to leading individuals and communities to their healthiest lifestyle regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, visit www.sihf.org.