Both Presence Health hospitals will help out this week with Affordable Care Act insurance enrollment.
With open enrollment set to close March 31, Covenant Medical Center and United Samaritans Medical Center will each have tables with information in their lobbies from Monday through Friday.
URBANA — University of Illinois trustees approved a proposal Thursday to cover gender reassignment surgery as part of the student health insurance plan at the Urbana campus.
The board voted 8-2 to approve student insurance rates for 2014-15, which include a small premium to cover the surgery. Trustee Timothy Koritz and Urbana student Trustee Michael Cunningham voted no.
MAHOMET — A happy Joe Heath doesn't want much for his second birthday — just blood.
A bone marrow donor is also on his wish list, but if he can't find a match right away, he and his parents would be thrilled with gifts of blood so others may have the life-saving opportunities Joe has had in the last year.
If you still don't have health insurance, you've got less than a month to sign up.
The six-month open enrollment period that was launched Oct. 1, 2013 to meet the Affordable Care Act requirement that nearly everyone have health insurance this year will close at the end of March.
URBANA — As they sat with their son in a pediatrics unit at a Peoria hospital, Jeremy Heath and Jennifer Difanis became acutely aware of the need for blood donations.
"We were around kids that had cancer, kids who need blood daily to survive," Heath said.
CHAMPAIGN — Free dental cleanings and exams will be available to children and teens March 8 at the annual Give Kids a Smile event in Champaign.
It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. that Saturday at the Fluid Events Center, 601 N. Country Fair Drive, C.
Free fluoride varnish treatments will also be available.
URBANA — With a little more than a month left before Affordable Care Act open enrollment closes, the University of Illinois Extension says it's providing an unbiased resource to help people make their health insurance choices.
CHAMPAIGN — Two local doctors are urging women to continue getting annual mammograms, after a large and long-running Canadian study has launched a new controversy about the value of the annual breast cancer screening.
URBANA — When people bring more than physical health issues to a hospital emergency room, they may need more services than a hospital can provide.
Now, that extra help is available at Carle Foundation Hospital — nearby its emergency department — from Community Elements, the local mental and behavioral health agency.
URBANA — University of Illinois trustees are considering a proposal to cover sex reassignment surgery as part of the student health insurance plan at the Urbana campus.
Amid chants from a rally outside, the board's Committee on Audit, Budget and Finance Committee on Monday reviewed proposed student insurance rates for 2014-15, which include a small premium to cover the surgery.