Health/Medical Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

The hotline number is 217-525-5716. The number for those outside of Springfield IL is 866-525-5795.
Web site:
Downloadable brochures available at:


American Association of Poison Control Centers

515 King Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 894-1858


American Diabetes Association

1701 N. Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
(800) 342-2383


Benefits counseling: click here.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1600 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30333


Central Illinois HIV Care Connect

Strives to improve the quality, availability and organization of services for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families.

SIU School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
P.O. Box 19636
Springfield, IL 62794
217 545-7683
toll free: 888 308-8105 



Cerebral Palsy Guidance was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Our goal is to reach as many members of the cerebral palsy community as possible, building up a network of support, as well as providing necessary assistance.

We cover cerebral palsy from all angles-from symptoms, causes, and treatment to daily living information, such as communication and transitioning to adulthood articles. (copied information from website)

Christian County Health Department

902 W. Springfield Road
Taylorville, IL 62568
217 824-4113


Dentist (Medicaid):

Optim Dental
907 S. 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62703, 217 971-3432

Central Counties Health Centers, Inc. - General Dentistry
2239 E. Cook Street, Springfield, IL 62703, 217 788-2300, FAX: 217 788-2341

Familia Dental
802 N. 9th Street, Springfield, IL 62704, 217 679-2896

Logan County Health Department
103 3rd Street, Lincoln, IL 62656, 217 735-2317

Cass County Health Department
331 S. Main St., Virginia, IL 62691, 217 452-3057

M & M Dental Clinic - Serves Montgomery and Macoupin Counties
109 E. Maple St., #4, Gillespie, IL 62033, 217 324-3761

SIU Dentistry
2800 College Ave., Alton, IL, 618 474-7000, Servies age 4 and up


FREE prescription discount cards for those without insurance and for those medications insurance does not cover:


HelpingHands - Monkey Helpers (monkey helpers for the disabled, inc.)

Monkey Helpers for the Disabled, Inc. is a non-profit that trains and places Capuchin monkeys as service animals at no cost with adults living with spinal cord injuries and other mobility limiting conditions. They are currently seeking qualified applicants to apply for a monkey helper.

The monkeys are trained to learn to perform tasks our clients can no long do for themselves such as: 

    • Retrieving dropped and out of reach objects
    • Pressing buttons on/off, switches on/off
    • Inserting and changing DVDs
    • Repositioning limbs on wheelchair
    • Flipping pages in a magazine/book
    • Scratching itches
    • Inserting a straw in a bottle and providing a drink of water

And last but perhaps most important, a monkey helper provides love and companionship.

Do you know someone that might benefit from a monkey helper? Please tell them about Helping Hands. We welcome questions and inquiries? 

Contact Jaye Van Dussen, Outreach Manager
617 787-4419 ext. 130
web site:


Hearing Loss Association of America

HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. HLAA is working to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss and raise public awareness about the need for prevention, treatment, and regular hearing screenings throughout life.


Holy Family Food Pantry

1023 E. Washington
Springfield, IL 62703


Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program

The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program offers free mammograms, breast exams, pelvic exams and Pap tests to eligible women. Even if a woman has already been diagnosed with cancer, she may receive free treatment if she qualifies.
Women's Health-line:
Toll free: 888-522-1282
TTY: 800-547-0466

Illinois County Health Departments

County health departments ensure a safe environment, water and food supply, prevent injury, stop or control the spread of communicable diseases, and increase personal health. To contact the Health Department in your area go to:

Illinois Department of Public Health, IL Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program

535 W. Jefferson St., Second Floor
Springfield, IL  62761
Phone  217-782-3300
Fax  217-782-1235
TTY (hearing Impaired Use Only) 800-547-0466


Illinois Department of Human Services

600 East Ash Street, 500 Building, Floor 1, Springfield IL 62703 Telephone: 217 535-3120


Illinois HIV Care Connect

Strives to improve the quality, availability and organization of services for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families.


Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery

Proctor Hospital with centers in Peoria, Bloomington, Springfield. Information on Procter Hospital centers go to:


Illinois Veterans Headlines

Learn more about the benefits and protections you have earned through your brave service to our country.

Information on Medications

Information on prescriptions and over-the-counter medications and more. Go to: (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
(National Library of Medicine Resources)

International Society of Nephrology

340 N. Avenue
3rd Floor, Cranford, NJ 07016


Lung Cancer Alliance


Med Assist Program
Catholic Charities

Assistance in securing medicine for those in need.
1023 E. Washington
Springfield, IL 62703
217-241-0214 or 1-866-606-9692

Medicaid Dentist: Click here for more information


Memorial Behavior Health

Memorial Behavioral Health is a private, not-for-profit organization providing high-quality, comprehensive behavioral health and rehabilitation services. An affiliate of Memorial Health System

To see Brochure click here 


Mesothelioma Group


Mesothelioma Guide

121 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 1450
Orlando, FL 32801


Mesothelioma: Helping to bring you hope, faith, and Action when navigating through mesothelioma is the web's most comprehensive resource for mesothelioma patients, outlining mesothelioma causes, mesothelioma symptoms, treatment, and more.

Mesothelioma Treatment Community is dedicated to the assistance and guidance of asbestos and mesothelioma victims around the world. We exist to not only inspire hope during these unbearable times but to also provide palliative care and comprehensive information through our website, resources, and educational videos. By being the largest resource for mesothelioma treatment options and complementary therapies for cancer, we are designed to help guide patients and their loved ones toward the answers and support they need to improve their quality of life, prognosis, and life expectancy.


Mesothelioma Resource Online


National Council on Senior Drug and Alcohol Rehab - Click here for more information

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Makes available free informational materials on alcohol use, alcohol abuse, and alcoholism. 
or phone: 301-443-3860

National Kidney Foundation

30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
(800) 622-9010


National Native American AIDS Prevention Center

720 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 650-S
Denver, CO 80246
(720) 382-2244


National Sleep Foundation

1010 North Glebe Road, Suite 310
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 243-1697


Noise induced hearing loss awareness campaign


Pandora's Project

Pandora's Project's mission is to provide information, facilitate peer support and offer assistance to male and female survivors of sexual violence and their friends and family. It is estimated that at least 1 in 6 individuals will experience rape or sexual abuse in their lifetime. For many, the aftermath of sexual violence is isolating and devastating. For more information go to:

Prairie Center Against Sexual Assualt information click here

Quid County

Home Health, Hospice care, Home Medical Supplies & Equipment, Inc.
Pana, IL - 1 Huber Street, 217 562-6380
Hillsboro, IL - 433S. Main Street, 217 532-2560

Read the list of things children with emotional and behavioral problems wish the caring adults in their lives knew 
Go to:

St. Clare's Health Clinic

700 N. 7th Street, Suite A
Springfield, IL 62703

Services by appointment
217 523-1474
Children's Clinic
Basic Comprehensive Dental (adult & children)
Vision Clinics (adults & children)

Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)

Gives various information related to medicare. Go to

Support for Overcoming Substance Abuse


To find coupons for medication, assistance with paying for your medications,
or find pharmacies with the cheapest medications go to:


Trisomy 18, 13 & Related Disorders

2982 South Union Street
Rochester, NY 14624-1926
(800) 716-SOFT -7638


Workplace Eye Wellness - Prevent Blindness

211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020

Women & Girls HIV/AIDS
Office on Women's Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 712 E
Washington, DC 20201

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