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1000 Health Center Drive
(217) 258-2525
The Effingham Walk-In Clinic is open from 10am to 8pm Monday-Friday.

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AdvantAge 50 is a free program for people age 50 and better that offers perks for its members.

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Health Savings

Health savings are available to AdvantAge 50 members, including:

  • prescription discounts at SBL's Prairie Medical Pharmacy, located off of the Main Lobby (Entrance A). (Discount does not apply to over-the-counter items).

  • 10 percent discount on all non-covered Medicare or insurance items at Lincolnland Home Medical Equipment in Mattoon and Effingham

  • Discounted Lifeline installation. (One-half of the installation fee is waived for Lifeline, our personal emergency response system

To receive the discounts, identify yourself as an AdvantAge 50 member at the time of registration.)

Convenient Parking

Priority parking is available in the front (south) parking lot of Sarah Bush Lincoln when you display your AdvantAge 50 tag in your car window.

Free valet parking is available at the Entrance A from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vehicles parked by the valet are retrievable 24 hours a day.

Cafeteria Discount

Receive 25 percent off your purchase in the Health Center cafeteria, The Basement Bistro, simply by showing your membership card.


Identify yourself as an AdvantAge 50 member and ride Dial-a-Ride at a reduced cost to and from the Health Center campus and other Sarah Bush Lincoln facilities.

Gift Shop Discount

Receive a 10 percent discount at the SBL Gift Shop on Mondays. The Gift Shop features beautiful and unique gifts. The 10 percent discount can be used on most items, excluding candy, cards and flowers.


Join AdvantAge 50 for great trips to interesting destinations and fabulous shopping spots. Suggestions welcome!

View the schedule of upcoming Lunch & Learns and Trips.

Free Newsletter

Celebrations, a newsletter for AdvantAge 50 members, provides current health information and lifestyle news right to your home. Plus, you'll learn more about our programs. Provide us with your e-mail address and receive important updates, as well as our newsletter online. You can reach us at

Free Physician Referral

If you've got a question about physicians, our physician referral service can put you in touch with local and area providers and answers to your questions. Call 1-800-255-2944.

For more information about AdvantAge 50, please call (217) 258- or 348-2422 or e-mail

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