Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is opening a Center for Family Medicine clinic inside Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
The new SIU primary care clinic opened on Jan. 15 and will initially be located in the specialty clinic space, near the hospital’s laboratory and rehab services departments.
Dr. Janet Albers, physician assistant Christine Albers and nurse practitioner Airn Etherton will see patients three half-days per week. A nurse will be available Mondays through Fridays to take calls.
Albers is the chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at SIU and has practiced full-scope family medicine for 28 years. “I am so excited to be part of this new clinic, and our team is eager to see any patients needing primary care services. We will be providing services including well-child care, chronic illness management, women’s health, geriatrics and behavioral health.”
Taylorville Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital and is an affiliate of Memorial Health System. The SIU Department of Family and Community Medicine serves patients in 10 sites in Central and Southern Illinois.