Wellness Programs

The following list contains services offered by Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services. These services provide opportunities for wellness promotion, disease prevention, support and education, and rehabilitation. The goal of these services is to help you obtain your optimal quality of life throughout your lifespan. These services may be free or billable to your insurance. Some of them will require a doctor's order or referral. 

  • Cancer Support Group

    For more information, call the Outpatient Clinic at 217-784-2240 on Monday through Friday. When confronting a major illness, loss or major lifechange, knowing that you are not alone is important. Our cancer support group is open to individuals touched by any type of cancer. The group is designed to help give patients, survivors and caregivers the support and strength to move forward together,... [ Read More ]

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation

    For more information contact Cardiac Rehabilitation - 217.784.2667 Cardiac Rehabilitations is an educational/exercise program designed to help individuals with various forms of heart disease reduce risk factors and safely increase their exercise program. It consists of 3 phases: Phase 1 Phase I of Cardiac Rehabilitation is completed during your hospital stay. After Phase I, most patients... [ Read More ]

  • Chronic Care Management

    Managing chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and arthritis is easier with ongoing medical attention.  To find out how Chronic Care Managment can help you and your family speak to a provider at your local Gibson Area Hospital clinic.  For more information about Chronic Care Management click here for the brochure or call us at 217-784-4180 for any other questions. 

  • CPR/First Aid Instruction

    For more information contact: 


    Katie Mullins:  Phone 784-2782   katherine_mullins@gibsonhospital.org


    or Nicole Troyer 217-784-1137 Nicole_troyer@gibsonhospital.org.
    We offer CPR and/or first aid training by certified American Heart Association instructors. Classes may be scheduled for groups or individuals.

  • Diabetes Education / Support Program

    For more information contact Eileen Woolums - 217.784.4093 The Diabetes Education/ Support Program is for people with diabetes and meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, except for January and December. It's purpose is to provide education on the nature of the disease, and monitoring and controlling the disease. The support group provides those with diabetes and their family members with an... [ Read More ]

  • Nutrition Services

    For more information contact Nutrition Services - 217.784.2631 Nutrition services provides a Registered Dietitian for medical nutrition assessment, education and counseling. Available services include nutrition therapy for diabetes, lipid management, weight management, weight loss management, GI disease, cancer, osteoporosis, food allergies, IBS, supplementation, and lung disease. Nutrition... [ Read More ]

  • Paxton Community & Wellness Center

    Welcome! The Paxton Community & Wellness Center (PCWC) is excited to support your journey to optimal health! Whether your goals include cardio fitness, strength training, or health maintenance, PCWC provides the tools and expertise you need in a comfortable space with easy parking, WI-Fi, flat screen TVs, and friendly staff. Paxton Wellness Center is a program partner with Tivity Health... [ Read More ]

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    For more information contact Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation - 217.784.2667 Pulmonary Rehabilitation is an educational/exercise program designed to help individuals with various forms of lung disease reduce risk factors, improve breathing techniques and safely increase their exercise program. It consists of 3 phases:... [ Read More ]

  • Safe Sitters

    For more information contact GAHHS OB Dept or Karen Stevenson - 217.784.2510Safe Sitter® teaches adolescent babysitters how to handle crises, how to keep their charges secure, and how to nurture and guide a young child. In short, Safe Sitter® babysitters help children stay safe and sound while their parents are away. In the process, these 11-to 13-year-olds emerge as more confident,... [ Read More ]

  • Social Services

    For more information contact Jennifer Brackenhoff - 217.784.2607

    Social services can provide you with information regarding end of life decisions, advanced directives, nursing home placement, etc.