FHN Closing Galena Counseling Office, Announcing Services in Stockton and Savanna

Freeport, Illinois — In order to provide counseling services closer to the majority of patients utilizing those services while expanding counseling offerings overall, FHN is announcing the closure of its counseling office in Galena and the new availability of services in Stockton and Savanna. The Galena office located at 300 Summit St will be closed effective January 1, 2019. Counseling services will then be available beginning in January at these locations:

FHN Family Healthcare Center – Stockton
725 N Pearl Street
Stockton, IL 61085

FHN Family Healthcare Center – Savanna
2107 Chicago Avenue
Savanna, IL 61074

Patients will be able to connect via telemedicine with their psychiatrist or a therapist at these locations, making psychiatric services more readily available, more days of the week, with easy access. Primary medical care will also be available, and relocating counseling services within these regional FHN Family Healthcare Centers will continue FHN’s initiative toward the integration of medical and behavioral health services; co-location of services will improve providers’ ability to collaborate and deliver more holistic care.

Current FHN Family Counseling Center – Galena appointments after January 1 can be handled at either of these two healthcare centers or at FHN Family Counseling in Freeport. FHN Patient Service Representatives will contact patients to verify appointments after the first of the year. For appointments at any FHN Family Counseling location, please call 815-599-7300.

FHN is also in discussion with Midwest Medical Center in Galena regarding offering counseling at that location in the future.

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 22 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, occupational health services, and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.

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One thought on “FHN Closing Galena Counseling Office, Announcing Services in Stockton and Savanna

  • December 11, 2018 at 3:52 pm
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    How is it closer, living in galena, to now have to drive to stockton for services 30 miles away??? No way I’m driving to stockton to talk to someone on skype in freeport. I’ve used FHN’s counseling services for 2 years, and its extremely disappointing that they are shutting galena down, let alone from what I’ve read you won’t even have a real person on site, just a computer. How cold, and impersonal. Sounds like bad news to me, nice spin on the truth, anyone benefiting from this, please speak up.

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