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SIHF Healthcare in Olney, Ill. Celebrates National Health Center Week

August 13, 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, Behavioral Health and Pediatrics, as well as Internal Medicine and OB/GYN services all at one convenient location, SIHF Healthcare in Olney is a prime example of the quality, integrated care that SIHF Healthcare offers to communities throughout Southern Illinois. SIHF Healthcare in Olney, Ill. is located at 1200 North East Street.

“At SIHF Healthcare in Olney, we provide ourselves on the wide variety of comprehensive healthcare services that we offer patients all under one roof,” said Taja Wheeler, health center manager of SIHF Healthcare in Olney. “My team and I strive to serve the community of Olney, and we are so grateful for organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Richland County who are truly committed to improving the quality of life for the children and families throughout this region.”

In recognition of NHCW, SIHF Healthcare in Olney is accepting donations for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Richland County located at 801 S West St., Suite 117 in Olney, Illinois. This non-profit organization provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring one-on-one relationships that change their lives for the better.

The health center is accepting school supply donations, and will be delivering the donations on Friday, August 18. For more information, please contact (618) 395-5222.

To learn more about NHCW, please visit: To join SIHF Healthcare and its NHCW 2017 Celebration, visit 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