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— 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.


Advanced Cardiac Life Support – Recert, 8 a.m.; 1 p.m., SBL Emergency Medical Services, This program teaches medical personnel to take care of cardiac emergencies that may be present in the acute care setting; taught by SBLHC instructors. Contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price.

Parent 2 Parent Support Group, 6-7 p.m., Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education. This free course includes: Support group for parents, grandparents and supporting family members of children birth to four years. Participants should contact Kyla Ballinger at 217-962-0765 for details.

Resuscitation CPR, 6 p.m., SBL Emergency Services; a hands-on learning experience designed to introduce the learner to the initial actions that should be taken in the event of a cardiac emergency. Contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price.

Cancer support group, 6-7:30 p.m., HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital’s Auditorium-St. Francis Room; a year-round, open enrollment group for those who have been diagnosed with and/or are undergoing treatment for cancer.  For more information, contact Maddie Johnson, MS, NCC, LPC, Bereavement Counselor, at 217-347-1571 or email Maddie.Johnson@hshs.org or visit St. Anthony’s Web site at stanthonyshospital.org.

Low cost health screenings, 8-11 a.m., Effingham County Health Department at 901 West Virginia Avenue in Effingham; Cholesterol and Triglycerides – Cost: $20; Blood Sugar – Cost: $20; Hemoglobin A1C – Cost: $20; No appointments are necessary and walk-ins are welcome. Cash payment (cash, credit card, debit card or HSA card) for tests is required at the time of the screening. Insurance plans or medical cards will not be billed. For more information contact the Effingham County Health Department at (217) 342-9237 or visit effcohealth.org.

Sept. 6

Pathways Through Grief, 7-9 p.m., Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, A support group open to anyone who has lost a loved one. For more information contact Lincolnland Hospice at 1-800-454-4055.

— Mobile Mammography Services, SBL Family Medical Center, Mattoon, available to all women regardless of their financial status. To make an appointment, call 1-800-639-5929.

— SBL Blood Pressure Clinic, 11:30 a.m.-noon; bingo from 10:45-11:30 a.m.; Life Span Center, 11021 E CR 800N, Charleston. Free of charge. Qualified and trained personnel conduct all tests. For more information call Lincolnland Home Care at 1-800-879-3212.

Health Screenings, 7-9 a.m., Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center, will provide blood pressure, blood sugar, and lipid panel (HDL, LDL, and triglycerides) screenings. The cost for all three screenings is $25. To schedule an appointment, call 217-465-2606 (or toll free 1-866-465-4141), Ext. 4228.

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