• 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 - 630pm  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


► Along with vaccination and treatment, testing continues to be an important tool to manage the COVID 19 pandemic. Family Care Associates wants to ensure testing resources remain available to the public.

On August 3rd from 11:30am - 1pm we will be having a drive-thru clinic to offer at home COVID tests FREE of charge. You DO NOT have to be a Family Care patient to receive these kits.

Family Care Associates is located at 1106 North Merchant Street in Effingham, Illinois

For directions on how to access our drive-thru facility please click here.


►It has come to our attention that not all patient's of Dr. Colleen Bingham may have received a letter regarding her last day at Family Care Associates. If you did not receive this letter via patient portal or US Mail, please click here to view the a copy of the letter.

Family Care has several providers available to take over your medical care. Please contact our office to select a new Primary Care Physician of your choice or if you would prefer to change practices, our staff will assist you in transferring records to your new provider.



Family Care Associates is offering WALK-IN appointments for Covid 19 and Flu vaccines.
Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.
The Covid vaccine and Flu vaccine are recommended by the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The COVID vaccine is recommended for children 5 years old and up and is a 2 shot series, while the Flu vaccine is recommended for 6 months of age and older.
Per the CDC, the COVID 19 vaccines may be administered without regard to timing of other vaccines. Time-sensitive vaccines such as the flu vaccine should not be delayed in the context of COVID 19 or vice versa.

Complete your consent form below and bring with you to your appointment.

Patients will have no out of pocket cost for COVID vaccines

COVID 19 Consent Form

Parking Lot Map and Instructions

Moderna Vaccine Emergency Usage Authorization Fact Sheet: www.modernatx.com/covid19vaccine-eua.

Pfizer Vaccine Emergency Usage Authorization Fact Sheet: https://www.fda.gov/media/144414/download

Influenza Vaccination Information Sheet: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/flu.pdf


►The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. We appreciate your cooperation during this quickly evolving situation. We request that you remain calm and continue to follow the CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID19.


Family Care Associates will NOT have late night hours until further notice.

In an effort to protect our healthcare providers and staff, we ask that patients with a fever, cough or shortness of breath call our office in advance. Do NOT report to the office or the ER without calling ahead of time.

Our team of nurses will triage symptoms to determine the best course of action. Individuals that are experiencing only mild symptoms may be asked to self quarantine at home.

Patient's with respiratory symptoms will be triaged in the back entrance of the building. Patient's that require further assessment will immediately be given a mask to wear before entering the building.

Please keep in mind that resources and various testing may be limited. Not all individuals experiencing symptoms will need further testing. Testing will be determined by age, past medical history and severity of symptoms.

Social distancing is of utmost importance. Please stay home when at all possible.

For generalized questions about COVID 19, please call IDPA at 1-800-889-3931. You may also visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/fcaeffingham/?eid=ARDK5Owmj7e0uaL_uClCUUVauylVWR-h1sBJnv8TuX36JrsuWMyfDqVFVc3SKgtbPiop5o2VnnFxvC01


► 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.

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

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



COVID Information

Isolation vs. Quarantine

Isolation is used to separate people infected with COVID-19 from people who are not infected. People who are in isolation should stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others.

Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms.

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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 15, 2022, 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