Primary Care

Primary Care – The Perry Way

Real Solutions. Better Health. 

Why is Primary Care so Important?

A Primary Care Provider is responsible for screening all major health-related conditions. If you already have a chronic condition, your Primary Care Provider helps manage it to improve your quality of life. The providers at Perry Memorial Clinics screen for many things, including obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes.

First, let’s understand the care you receive from Primary Care Providers.

Below are the types of Primary Care Providers:

MD
Family Practice Physician
Cares for both children and adults
Internal Medicine Physician
Cares for adults
Pediatrician
Cares for children
PA
PA-C (Physician Assistant-Certified)
Cares for both children and adults
APRN*
DNP (Doctorate of Nursing Practice)
Focuses on clinical practice-oriented leadership with advanced specialist skills along with investigative and research skills
FNP-C (Family Nurse Practitioner - Certified)
Diagnoses and manages acute and chronic conditions and emphasizes health promotion and disease prevention

*Graduate-level degree such as a Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) or a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

At Perry Memorial Primary Care Clinics – your care team works in tandem to provide exceptional, coordinated care to help you manage your whole health.

It’s important that you visit your Primary Care Provider First and Regularly.

Perhaps you notice a sharp pain in your calf, or that chronic pain in your shoulder is acting up.

Your Primary Care Provider is your first point of contact on your road to wellness. Visiting your Primary Care Provider prior to a specialist increases communication and collaboration - essential to maintaining your whole health.

However, if life-threatening – go directly to the Emergency Department or call 911. If less severe but needs immediate care (and your clinic is not open) – visit Perry Memorial Prompt Care

Why First?

Your Primary Care Provider is the gatekeeper of your healthcare. Your entire care team has access to your Electronic Health Record (EHR), accessible to all who treat you within the walls of a Perry Memorial Clinic. If your Primary Care Provider determines you need a specialist during your visit, they’ll recommend the best one for you based on their knowledge of you. Visiting a cardiologist first, who has no comprehensive background of your health history and medications, could even result in conflicting medications being prescribed.

Why Regularly?

Regular visits to your Primary Care Provider can prevent illness and detect diseases early. While regular visits may be cost more now, it is statistically proven that regular, preventative check-ups with your Primary Care Provider results in significantly less spent in the future and less suffering during your life.

Why Perry?

Everyone in your family has a need for healthcare, and Perry Memorial Hospital offers care that is close to home. Our professional team of Physicians, PA’s, NP’s, FNP’S, DNP’S and support staff helps you and your family maintain a healthy and productive life.

First Step?

Many people can be uncomfortable speaking with strangers about their healthcare. Choosing a Primary Care Provider you trust is the first step. During your first appointment, your Primary Care Provider will discuss your concerns and overall health with you. Regular follow-up visits will build a trusted relationship with your Primary Care Provider. The more you visit a provider you trust, the better your relationship with him or her and the better your care.

Choose from one of our Primary Care Clinics – We're Here for You.

Your Gateway to Good Health:

- Wellness visits – we work with you to develop a personalized care plan
- Physical exams and health screening for people of all ages
- Diagnosis, treatment, and management for acute and chronic illnesses
- Disease prevention
- Women’s health services
- Immunizations
- Well-child visits and sports physicals (IHSA Pre-certification Form & DHS School Physical Form)

Perry Memorial Family Health Clinic

Caring for pediatrics to geriatrics.

HOURS:
Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Lunch Hour: Noon to 1 p.m.
Tuesday Evenings by appointment only: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

LOCATION:
Perry Memorial Hospital, Medical Office Building
530 Park Ave. East, Suite 303 Princeton, IL 61356
815-875-4531
Get to know our Princeton Clinic providers here!

Perry Memorial Henry Clinic

Wellness & Prevention for families in the Henry Area.

HOURS:
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION:
327 Edward St.
Henry, IL 61537
309-364-2002
Get to know our Henry Clinic providers here!

Perry Memorial Walnut Clinic

Wellness & Prevention for families in the Walnut Area.

HOURS:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. to Noon
Walk-In and same-day appointments welcomed.

LOCATION:
101 N. Main St.
Walnut, IL 61376
815-379-2020
Get to know our Walnut Clinic providers here!