Contact: Rebecca Green
To provide more convenient access to healthcare services for our patients in western Whiteside County, CGH Medical Center is opening its newest family practice and walk-in clinic on Monday, December 9. The 2500-square foot clinic is located at 1130 17th Street, Suite B in Fulton, Illinois. Providers at the new clinic include Lynne Coffey, FNP and Kimberly Teats-Garrison, PA-C.
“Whether for sprains, shots, checkups or chronic coughs, our patients will not only have access to convenient family practice needs by appointment Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, but also have the convenience of a walk-in clinic for acute healthcare needs during those same hours, as well as on Saturday mornings from 8 am to noon,” said Teats-Garrison. Kimberly previously practiced in the Fulton area before moving to the CGH Morrison Medical Center for a short time. “It’s exciting to be back where my patients are so that I can continue to see them.”
“I think families in this area were really looking for other options in healthcare,” added Coffey, who – along with her husband – grew up in Fulton. “I am so excited that we are going to be that next option and that I will be able to treat the same people that helped me grow up and become the person I am today. It’s really important for me to be able to give back to my community.”
Both providers are able to see their own patients, take care of their own diagnoses, make their own treatment plan, prescribe medications when appropriate, and take care of the patient’s overall needs under the supervision of a physician. In addition, if referred by either provider, patients will have access to even more of the CGH services and specialists available at the main campus in Sterling.
“We are proud to open the CGH Fulton Medical Center and hope it demonstrates our dedication not only to our patients in Fulton, but also to those in the surrounding communities,” said Dr. Paul Steinke, CGH President and CEO.
For questions, or to make an appointment, please call (815) 589-2005. CGH now has 16 clinics throughout the Sauk Valley area in Sterling, Rock Falls, Dixon, Milledgeville, Morrison, Mt. Carroll, Polo, Prophetstown and Walnut.