By Lynn McDonald
After more than a year of online instruction, students have returned to campus in person for the fall semester, and Lewis and Clark Community College is dedicated to providing a vast array of services to support their pupils. The Family Health Clinic is one such perk, located conveniently on the main campus in Forbes 1525, open through the week to offer medical care to Trailblazers and community members alike. Hours of operation are Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon.
Serving the counties of Greene, Macoupin, Jersey, Calhoun and Madison, the clinic offers a wide range of services from acute to chronic conditions. Like most primary care offices, the Family Health Clinic offers well-woman exams, school physicals, sports physicals, sick visits, flu shots, TB skin tests, and much more. The following is a list of accepted insurances: Aetna, Coventry, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicare, IL Medicaid.
Covid-19 vaccinations are administered here, but appointments are not made from within the clinic. Individuals interested in receiving the shot must register with the health department in their county. Pfizer vaccination clinics will be held at The Commons on Sept. 8 and Sept. 29 for both the first and second doses.
The Family Health Clinic is unable to accept walk-ins, but appointments can be made by calling 618-468-6800. Upon arrival, patients should call the clinic and wait in the car until called by a nurse to proceed inside.
Whatever the reason, the Lewis and Clark Family Health Clinic has you covered.