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FHN Sports Physicals Return $675 to Warren Schools

October 3, 2023 – FHN's series of sports physical clinics, held throughout the spring and summer, helped save time and hassle for many area parents, and raised more than $17,000 for area schools. All proceeds from the $25 physicals are donated back to the schools by FHN. A total of 15 sports physical clinics were held at FHN offices across northwest Illinois this summer, providing 692 physicals and raising $17,300 to donate back to 12 area schools. A total of 27 students had their sports physicals at a recent clinic held at the FHN Jo Daviess Family Healthcare Center in Stockton, raising $675 for the Warren School District. For information about sports medicine and other services available at FHN, visit

FHN Flu Shot Clinics Scheduled Throughout Northwest Illinois

September 11, 2023 – FHN has announced a schedule of walk-up flu shot clinics at locations throughout northwest Illinois.

All events are open to the public. Adults under 65 years of age will get a quadrivalent vaccine that protects against 4 strains of influenza for $32. Adults 65 and over will receive a high-dose version of the vaccine ($70). There is no out-of-pocket expense for those covered by Medicare Part B (please present Medicare card) or a Medicare HMO accepted by FHN (list available at each location “ covered persons MUST present the Medicare HMO card instead of the Medicare card for the billing process).

COVID-19 booster vaccines will NOT be available at this event.

Immunizations may be paid for by cash or check payable to FHN (no credit or debit cards will be accepted). Please note that these prices are only available at these flu shot clinics; other rates may apply in FHN offices. No other insurance coverage can be accepted at these flu shot clinics, and per government regulations, no Medicaid cards can be accepted at these locations.

Because of federal guidelines to prevent identity theft, everyone must present a photo ID to receive an immunization.

For their own safety, children should be immunized at their regular healthcare provider's office. Persons with allergy to eggs or the flu vaccine, those with an illness accompanied by a fever or depressed immune system should not receive the flu immunization at these locations. For more information, call FHN Community Services at 815-599-7437.

This year's clinics include:
Oct. 8 • 10 a.m. “ noon at First Lutheran Church, 301 S. Clay Street, Mount Carroll
Oct. 12 • 1 “ 3 p.m. at Mest Manor, 525 Third Street, Savanna
Oct. 13 • 9 a.m. “ noon at Carroll County Senior Center, 17612 Benton Street, Mount Carroll (free blood pressure screening also available to the public)
Oct. 15 • 8:30 a.m. “ 10:30 a.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 1440 S. Walnut Avenue, Freeport
Oct. 19 • 10:30 “ 11:30 a.m. at Liberty Estates, 2140 Navajo Drive, Freeport (free blood pressure screening also available to the public)
Oct. 20 • 2 “ 4 p.m. at Freeport State Bank, 1718 S. Dirck Drive, Freeport
Oct. 24 • 10 a.m. “ noon at Bethel United Methodist Church, 217 S. Hickory Street, Shannon
Oct. 27 • 10 a.m. “ 1 p.m. at Golden Meals, 524 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport (rear entrance, lower level) (free blood pressure screening also available to the public)
Oct. 27 • 3 “ 5:30 p.m. at State Bank of Pearl City, 215 S. Main Street, Pearl City
Oct. 30 • 8:30 “ 11:30 a.m. at Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport
Nov. 3 • 1 “ 3 p.m. at Sullivan's Foods, 201 Dodds Drive, Lena
Nov. 3 • 4 “ 6 p.m. at Sullivan's Foods, 103 W. North Avenue, Stockton
Nov. 4 • 9 a.m. “ noon at Sullivan's Foods, 217 Chicago Avenue, Savanna
Nov. 5 • 10 a.m. “ noon at St. John's Lutheran Church, 229 S. First Street, Pearl City
Nov. 7 • 9 a.m. “ noon at St. John's Lutheran Church, 625 Country Lane, Lena (free blood pressure screening also available to the public)
Nov. 8 • 9 “ 11:30 a.m. at Lake Summerset Lodge, 1202 Lake Summerset Road, Davis (free blood pressure screening also available to the public)
Nov. 9 • 3 “ 6 p.m. at Sullivan's Foods, 2002 W. Galena Avenue, Freeport
Nov. 10 • 9 a.m. “ noon at Carroll County Senior Center, 17612 Benton Street, Mount Carroll (free blood pressure screening also available to the public)
Nov. 13 • 1 “ 3 p.m. at Sullivan's Foods, 101 E. IL Route 64, Mount Morris
Nov. 21 • 9 a.m. “ noon at Fitness Lifestyles, 641 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport For more information on FHN's flu shot clinics, visit

Learn About Sepsis Prevention, Recognition, Actions to Take at FHN Event

August 29, 2023 – September is Sepsis Awareness Month, and FHN will present a free Speaker Series event on the condition Sept. 20 in Freeport.

“Sepsis is the body's extreme response to an infection,” said FHN Stroke and Sepsis Program Coordinator Tracy Love, MSN, RN, CNL. “It's a chain reaction across the body that, without timely treatment, can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and unfortunately even death.”

Love and FHN Clinical Quality Analyst Kristina Stadermann, BSN, RN will talk about the infections that can lead to sepsis, how to recognize its symptoms and available treatment options at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the FHN Family Healthcare Center “ Burchard Hills, 1010 W. Fairway Drive in Freeport.

This program is free to attend, but registration is requested. For more information or to register online, visit or call 1-877-600-0346, ext. 901.