• Quality Service, Friendly Staff

    Enjoy patient-centered healthcare provided by your personal care team

    At Family Care Associates you are more than a patient, you are FAMILY!

  • Patient Portal

    User friendly and convenient! Portal offers 24/7 access to:

    - Request medication refills
    - View test results
    - Message staff (non-urgent!)
    - Pay bills online, and MORE!

  • Onsite Lab, Xray, and Ultrasound

    Services provided by:

    Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System

  • Flexible Appointments

    7am - 7pm  Monday-Thursday
    7am - 5pm  Friday

    FCA Walk-in Clinic
    8am - 4pm  Monday-Friday

    Acute Care Walk-in Clinic
    8am - 10:30am  Saturday

  • Full Family Care

    Personal, comprehensive care for the whole family! Services include:
    Wellness/Illness Care, Women's Health, Chronic Disease Management, Sports Medicine, Family Planning, and Minor Procedures

Family Care Associates of Effingham is a family medical practice dedicated to the health and wellness of the patients and community we serve. Our physicians and staff are committed to providing a personal, caring environment where you and your family's healthcare needs are our top priority.

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Family Care News

FCA is proud to announce a transition to team-based care. Team-based care is a physician led team of health care professionals that work together to achieve mutual goals, increase patient satisfaction, and improve overall health outcomes. The team of professionals will consist of a Primary Care Physician, 2 Nurse Practitioners, a Nurse, a Medical Assistant as well as other ancillary members such as Care Coordinator, Clerical Staff, Phlebotomist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and/or Radiology Technician.

In order to improve continuity of care, our nursing staff will work one-on-one with a physician and their care team. Effective January 21, 2019, we will be updating our phone system by changing the menu options. This will allow patients to reach their physician’s nurse directly.

For more information on team-based care, click here.

► Exciting News!!

We now have a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Lactation Specialist available for our patients!

Our Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Janet Strange has 45 years of experience.  She works with the care-team to address social, financial and psychological concerns.  As a patient advocate, Janet helps patients gain access to resources that help overcome common barriers to healthcare.

Shelly Jarrad is our Clinical Lactation Specialist and also a member of our nursing department.  She is professionally trained to assist mothers who are experiencing breastfeeding concerns such as painful nursing, low milk production, or latching difficulties.  Shelly frequently helps with breastfed infants that have poor weight gain.

If you are experiencing any of these difficulties and feel like you could benefit from these services, please call 217-342-7000 and we can schedule you an appointment with Janet or Shelly.

► Family Care Associates is excited to announce that it has partnered with RCM360.  They are a team of professionals who have expertise in eClinicalWorks, our electronic medical record system.  They will be doing our insurance claims processing and collection of receipts to optimize our billing process. We had the opportunity to meet their staff and discuss implementation during a recent sight visit at our office. We are very excited to be partnering with the team at RCM360 and insure you that we will be working hand-in-hand with them during our transition.

►The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services program are requiring individuals with an HFS Medical Card to pick a health plan for their medical care needs. Family Care Associates is participating in:

IlliniCare health plan: https://www.illinicare.com/members.html or 866-329-4701      

Blue Cross Blue Shield health plans: https://www.bcbsil.com/family-health-plan/how-to-enroll`

Meridian: https://corp.mhplan.com/

For more information you may go to: http://enrollhfs.illinois.gov/

We appreciate your patience during this transition and look forward to meeting you and your familys health care needs. Thank you!!

 ►  Log in to Patient Portal to request your prescription refills, print immunization records, pay your bill, and MORE!!



New Medicare Cards Are Coming!

Medicare is mailing new cards between April 2018 and April 2019. The new card has a Medicare Number unique to you, instead of your Social Security Number. Your new card will automatically come to you—just make sure Social Security has your most up-to-date address. For more information, visit go.medicare.gov/newcard or watch the video below.


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Diabetes Education Program

Family Care Associates' diabetic patients are welcome to attend our FREE multi-session diabetes education course!

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Patient-Centered Medical Home

Family Care Associates is proud to be a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognized by National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).  On August 1, 2018, we achieved recertification by meeting the highest standards of care set forth by NCQA.

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Phone: (217)342-7000
Fax: (217)342-7002

  • Mon-Thurs: 7am - 6:30pm
  • Friday: 7am- 5pm
  • Sat: 8am - 10:30am