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

SBL Weight Management Program


We have recently made the decision to close our HMR program. We have enjoyed serving you and continue to be committed to support you and your goals for your weight and health. Even though we are closing you can now purchase the foods and services directly from HMR Weight Management Services Corp. (“HMR”), which developed the food and lifestyle change techniques that Sarah Bush Lincloln has previously offered. This means you will be able to continue to receive the support you need as you work on your health and weight management goals.

Your options include:

Join Healthy Solutions® at Home – Participate in the program from your home. This includes free home delivery of HMR weight-loss foods, along with free weekly 50 –minute group coaching sessions by phone. These free sessions are led by a highly trained HMR Health Coach and are available for both Phase 1 and Phase 2 participants.* HMR is currently offering a promotion which means for those who enroll in Phase 1 auto-delivery they receive their first 3-weeks of food for the special price of $189.** The group coaching is provided free.Call 1-800-418-1367 to place an order. Please mention code HMRCLS when you call.

Use HMR Foods on your own – If you have used HMR foods to better manage your calories and nutrition you will be glad to know those are available to you through HMR. Call 1-800-418-1367 to place an order.

Center for Healthy Living sessions

Please call 217-238-4774 or email to schedule an appointment to attend a FREE informational session and learn more about the program and how to get started.

SBL Healthy Living Nutrition Program
The goal of the Healthy Living Nutrition Program is to assist individuals in establishing a better understanding and appreciation of the role nutrition has in health and wellness. The program is designed to build confidence in one’s ability to create lasting habits for improved health.

• 10 am and Noon every Monday
• 5:30 pm every Tuesday
  SBL Center for Healthy Living
  1004 Health Center Drive
  Mattoon, IL 61938

For more information, contact the SBL Center for Healthy Living at 217-238-3488 or email


James Early, MD
James Early, MD, founded Via Christi Weight Management, one of the country’s premier adult weight management clinics. It specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of obesity and institutional and corporate wellness programming.

Dr. Early is a clinical associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health.

Watch Dr. Early on EIU's Being Well episode explaining lifestyle related medical issues.