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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.


-- 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.

-- Two-Week Comprehensive Prepared Childbirth Sessions, 6-8:30 p.m. March 8 and 15, 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 - please enter ohbaby in the Discount Code box on the next screen.) If you are unable to register online, or prefer to pay at the start of the class, please email Allison Masse, RN, CLC or call at 217-258-2229 (BABY). This course is ideal for those interested in “Natural Childbirth” and “Active Labor” methods.


-- Free Colon Cancer Screen, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., SBL Shelbyville Clinic. A limited number of free Hemosure colon cancer screening kits are available on a first-come first-served basis. This easy-to-do free screen is non-invasive and has a 97 percent accuracy rate; available while supplies last. Your kit must be picked up in person. For more information, call the SBL Gastroenterology Clinic at 217-258-4155.

-- 2017 Big Brother, Big Sister Pajama Party Sibling Class, 6-7:30 p.m., Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education, $5 per child; a discussion of basic baby do’s and don’ts, a movie, snack, photo op, and more. Bring: Child in pajamas with one pillow, one blanket and a baby doll, teddy bear or other stuffed toy to practice holding a baby. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Pre-registration required; For more information contact Allison Masse, RN at or at 217-258-2229.


-- New Brother/New Sister Class, 10 a.m., HSHS St. Anthony Memorial Hospital Auditorium; Children between the ages of three and eight who are expecting a new brother or sister are invited to attend. Each child must be accompanied by one or both parents or a grandparent. For more information contact 217-347-1529.

-- Blood drive, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Eagles Club, 1917 Oak, Mattoon.


-- Mobile Mammography Services, Charleston Carnegie Public Library, available to all women regardless of their financial status; staffed by technologists from the Sarah Bush Lincoln Mammography Department. To make an appointment, call 1-800-639-5929.

-- Diabetes Support Group, 5:30 p.m.,  HSHS St. Anthony’s Convenient Care at 801 West Temple in Effingham. For more information about the Diabetes Support Group, please contact Bonnie Kruse, MSRD, at St. Anthony’s, at 347-1288.

-- Adult Grief Support Group, 6 p.m., Mondays, March 12-April 16; St. Anthony’s 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 hospital’s web site at


-- Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Recert, 8 a.m.; 4 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.

-- First Aid, 5:30 p.m., SBL Emergency Medical Services, offered to lay public providers who either need CPR training for a career or for those who want to take it for personal enrichment. Continuing education credit is offered to day care providers for whom it is required by Illinois Department of Public Health. Please contact the SBL EMS department at 217-258-2403 for registration information and price.

-- Diabetic Support Group, 7 p.m., Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln, Entrance C. For more information, contact Cindy Foster, RD, certified diabetic education, 217-258-2135.

-- Breastfeeding Class, 6:30 p.m., HSHS St. Anthony Auditorium, pre-registration required; for more information contact Community Programs, at 217-347-1529.

March 14

-- Weight Loss Information Sessions, 8:30 p.m., SBL Center for Healthy Living; Sarah Bush Lincoln offers a clinically monitored weight management program geared for people of all sizes; free of charge. For more information contact Kristina Adams,, 217-238-4774.


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