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 Missy Stiger at 217-784-2667 on Monday, Wednesday or 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 being formed to help give patients, survivors... [ 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 ]

  • CPR/First Aid Instruction

    For more information contact: 

    Stephanie Herges stephanie_herges@gibsonhospital.org or Jason McFerren jason_mcferren@gibsonhospital.org by their emails.
    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 - 217.784.2630 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... [ 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. PCWC is located at 711 E. Pells Street in Paxton. For more... [ 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 Sylvia Day - 217.784.2607

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

  • Therapy Services

    Gibson Are Hospital's Therapy Services offer a variety of rehabilitation options. These include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy.


    Follow the link to go to our Therapy Services page.