Healthcare

Providing quality health services to residents is extremely important to the DeKalb community. Great healthcare is provided by area hospitals, mental health facilities, specialized physicians and nursing homes. Kishwaukee Community Hospital is a member of the KishHealth System — which includes the following area healthcare providers: Hauser-Ross Eye Institute and Surgicenter, Unlimited Performance Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine, Kishwaukee Cancer Care Center, Illinois Regional Cancer Center, Kishwaukee Corporate Health and DeKalb County Hospice. Outpatient services include a Diabetes Education Center, pain management, sleep lab, outpatient counseling, drug testing, community wellness classes and screenings, vision screenings and an attention deficit disorder/hyperactivity clinic for children. Call (815) 756-1521, ext. 4000 for information.

The DeKalb Clinic was founded in 1950 by a trio of visionary doctors who merged separate practices to create a multi-specialty clinic. Fifty-five years later, DeKalb Clinic has grown to provide a comprehensive team of medical and surgical specialists, dedicated nurses and conscientious support staff. In addition to its main clinic, DeKalb Clinic operates its Women’s Health Care Center in Sycamore. Athletic and Industrial Medicine (AIM) operates under a philosophy of providing quality, cost-effective integrated care to employers, employees, insurance companies and the community through a system for occupational and community service. AIM is operated by primary care physicians. The Ben Gordon Center (BGC) has provided mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment services to the DeKalb County area since 1968. Since that time, it has expanded to provide services at its main site on Health Services Drive and four satellite locations. Nearly 40 counselors and therapists provide a variety of services in a number of clinical specialties. Such comprehensive service means convenience for the client and cost-effective care for government, corporate and managed care buyers.

The City of DeKalb is dedicated to providing treatment to all ages. The DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau (YSB) is a service agency that assists youth in building healthy lives and relationships. YSB offers crisis intervention for runaway and locked out youths, short-term counseling for youths and their families, a video-based educational series, and programs aimed at preventing youth offenses.

 


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