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No one likes to be sick, but when the inevitable happens, it’s good to know that there are highly skilled medical professionals and quality facilities nearby. Saline County residents and employers rest assured that their medical needs will be satisfactorily met by one of the many area physicians, facilities, clinics or therapists.

 As one of the largest health care facilities in southeastern Illinois, Harrisburg Medical Center offers the area’s most comprehensive selection of health care services. From surgical procedures, diagnostic testing, to home health outreach and nutrition guidance, over 40 proven physicians serve patients in major medical specialties. Their hospital campus in Harrisburg and their six primary care and family practice clinics in the surrounding area are dedicated to improving health care in our community, every day.  For more information visit their website at .

 For over 85 years, Ferrell Hospital has provided excellent healthcare to Saline County and the surrounding communities they serve. Designated as a Critical Access Hospital in 2003, Ferrell Hospital gained not-for-profit status in 2004. Focusing on their patients’ needs continues to be their top priority at Ferrell Hospital.  Whether a patient requires emergent, in-patient, or preventative services, their quality staff will be here to serve you.  “Our staff is second to none.  Their dedication to the hospital and the patients we serve continues to impress me on a daily basis,” said Thomas F. Barry, Jr., President/CEO. For more information about Ferrell Hospital visit their website at .

Community Health & Emergency Services, Inc. (CHESI) is a not-for-profit corporation offering health care for over 25 years to residents in Southern Illinois. CHESI is here to help their patients get the medical care they require. The services CHESI offers to its’ patients range from primary care, dental, laboratory and diagnostic testing, to skilled nursing home care. CHESI also operates as a social service department, offering substance abuse prevention and treatment; services for pregnant and parenting teens; services to reduce child abuse and promote healthy development; and comprehensive diabetes care.For more information about CHESI visit their website

Egyptian Public and Mental Health Department serves Saline, Gallatin and White counties with a large variety of programs, some of which are based on a sliding-fee scale. These include environmental services like a food service program, water  and sewer program, solid waste management, vector control and local nuisance; behavioral health programs like crisis intervention, psychological evaluations, substance abuse programs, intensive case management and youth intervention; and public health programs, including home health care, WIC (Women, Infants and Children), immunization, family case management, family planning, HIV counseling, education and case management. Visit Egyptian Health Department at .

Southeastern Illinois College contributes to the well-being of area residents with an ongoing series of Wellness Workshops. These workshops, hosted in conjunction with various area health care agencies, cover topics such as heart disease, cancer awareness, smoking cessation and arthritis education. They are held on the campus of SIC and vary every semester. For more information about SIC’s Wellness Workshops visit their website at .

Saline County is home to several nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities and pharmacies that benefit not only the seniors of the region, but their families as well. There are two assisted living facilities currently under construction in Saline County. Several new doctors have been locating into the county, specializing in areas like family practice, pediatrics and women’s wellness. Numerous physicians, dentists, optometrists, chiropractors and therapists round out the list of health care providers working for the wellness of Saline County.



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