As 2018 comes to a close we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our patients, staff, and providers for another fantastic year at Central Counties Health Centers (CCHC).
This year we served more patients than any other year prior and grew to over 100 staff members across all locations.
We celebrated one year of service at our Hope Dental Pavilion and Taylorville locations, expanded our hours in Jacksonville and at St. John’s Hospital Dental Clinic, and added pediatrics to our Taylorville and Jacksonville locations.
We implemented a Medication Assisted Treatment program to help address the opioid epidemic. We also embedded a patient navigator staff into the emergency room at St. John’s Hospital in order to create a seamless transition from ER to a CCHC medical home – as well as increasing access to other much-needed services. We successfully completed an Operational Site Visit – indicating CCHC is in compliance with all regulations and continues to provide quality, affordable health care for our community.
We partnered with Central Illinois Foodbank to provide access to fresh produce on a regular basis at the health center to our patients. We joined forces with SIU School of Medicine Endocrinology Department to provide access to free Diabetes Education classes for CCHC patients – our next class is on Tuesday, January 15 and if you are interested in participating please call calling Vickie at 788-2381 and leave your name and number.
We also explored telehealth options, which will further increase access to health care for those in need and hosted several legislators touring the facility and learning more about CCHC over the past year.
We’re looking forward to 2019 and celebrating 20 years of service to our community.
Merry Christmas and a very happy new year from all of us at CCHC!