Losing with Lizzy

Group wellness programs have proven successful in helping individuals adopt and maintain healthy behaviors. With this in mind, we've developed a new group wellness program for diabetic and hypertensive patients.

During this 8-week program, public health intern Lizzy Petitt will guide participants through regular group fitness and nutrition classes to help them develop new healthy habits.

Patients: click here to view and download program resources, including program schedules, exercise guidelines, recipes and more.


Photo by David Proeber, The Pantagraph
Photo by David Proeber, The Pantagraph

Food Farmacy

A healthy diet is an important part of treating chronic disease. But many of our patients struggle to afford the healthy foods they need to manage their symptoms.

Together with Home Sweet Home Ministries, the Clinic helps food insecure patients with diabetes, hypertension and other chronic illnesses supplement their diet with healthy foods and fresh produce.

Our physicians write patients a "prescription" pass for up to 10 visits to the HSHM Bread for Life Co-op.

Through the Food Farmacy program, patients can shop at the co-op without paying a membership fee.

Read more about the Food Farmacy here.

Produce Garden

The Clinic partners with Advocate BroMenn Medical Center to maintain a seasonal produce garden.

Patients can take home fresh fruits and vegetables grown onsite for free.

Leftover produce from your own garden?

We gladly accept donations from local gardeners. Please call ahead at (309) 888-5531 to let us know what and how much you'd like to bring in.


Every $1 invested has a $16 impact in patient services and avoided healthcare costs.