Published on September 18, 2020

Upcoming and Current Offerings at Silver Cross Hospital

Health education is more important than ever. As we continue to navigate the new normal, we’ve moved many of our in-person events to virtual to ensure that everyone who would like to participate and learn more can be safe while doing so. Also, if you’re looking for care and not sure where to find it, please check out the Access to Care section below!

Thyroid Education with Dr. Shabir Abadin

Join general surgeon Dr. Shabir Abadin as he discusses the importance of your thyroid gland and how keeping an eye on it can save you from other health issues down the line! This is a pre-recorded video that you will be able to watch from the convenience of your home at your leisure. Click here to register!

Free Screening for Colorectal Cancer

Doctors recommend regular screening for colorectal cancer beginning at age 50. With a fecal occult blood test (FOBT), samples are checked for hidden (occult) blood in the stool which may indicate colon cancer or polyps in the colon or rectum. To request this free kit to be mailed to your house, please click here. Once you have completed the test, the sample can be mailed back to Silver Cross Hospital’s lab for processing using the addressed envelope included in the kit.

Community Health Lectures on our YouTube Channel

We’ve got a library of health lectures on our Silver Cross YouTube channel. Pick a topic you’re interested in and watch from the comfort of home. Click here to start browsing.

Childbirth Education

Prepared Childbirth Class – 2 Part (Virtual)

September 21 & 24, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Participants will receive instruction from our childbirth educators on breathing, relaxation and floor exercise techniques in this class. It is approximately 3 hours per session and is held over 2 sessions.

Cost: $55 (includes mom and one partner/spouse/support person)

Click here to register

Breastfeeding Your Baby (Virtual)

September 30, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Moms will learn the basics of breastfeeding including establishing a good milk supply, avoiding difficulties, using a breast pump and so much more.

Cost: $30 (includes Mom and one partner/spouse/support person)

Click here to register

FREE Weight Loss Session

Obesity & Your Health (Virtual)

Please join us for a VIRTUAL Informational Weight Loss Seminar! Participants will learn about the advantages and risks of weight loss surgery including laparoscopic gastric bypass, gastric banding with the LAP-BAND® and REALIZE® systems, gastric sleeve, and revisional bariatric procedures, ReShape® Gastric Balloon; find out who is a candidate for the procedure; and hear from area patients about their experiences. This informational session is a pre-requisite to making an appointment with a bariatric surgeon.

Register directly with BMI Surgery here.

Cost: FREE

Access to Care

Primary or Family Medicine Finder

If you’re currently looking for a primary care, family medicine, internal medicine, geriatric medicine, nurse practitioner or physician assistant, check out Silver Cross Medical Group. With easy access to appointments, accommodating hours and convenient locations and tele-visits, Silver Cross Medical Group doctors will care for you and your family, the way you should be treated!

Convenient Locations in New Lenox, Joliet, Lockport, Manhattan, Lemont & Frankfort.

Click here to make an appointment!

Specialty Care

If you’re looking for a specialist in a specific field, our Find a Doctor search tool is tops! Simply input the type of specialist or condition you’re looking to receive care for and the best doctors will be at your fingertips! Have it narrowed down to a few providers? You can easily print your search results to come back to later, or share with your PCP for recommendation! You can also print the individual profiles of your favorite specialist to keep in your personal medical folder at home!

Click HERE to start your search for a specialist

Care Connect – Asynchronous Care 24/7

Silver Cross Care Connect virtual care platform enables patients to get care from anywhere, including the comfort of home, for common conditions like sinus infections, skin rashes and bladder infections. Answer a series of questions about your feelings and symptoms in an online health interview, then a provider from Silver Cross Hospital reviews your responses and creates a treatment plan (you’ll be notified when the results are available, usually within an hour during office hours, or first thing in the morning if your visit is completed after hours), which may include a prescription if necessary!

Find 24/7 Access here

Urgent Care

You can’t plan for the unexpected, which is why Silver Cross offers quick, convenient medical care for those times when you can’t get in to see your doctor. Or maybe you don’t have a regular health care provider? Whatever the circumstance, you’ll be cared for by a licensed clinical practitioner under the supervision of a board-certified physician.

Location: 1851 Silver Cross Blvd., Suite 100, New Lenox, IL 60451 (west side of hospital campus)

Cost: Pricing

Click HERE for more information and to reserve your place in line!

Not sure if you should chose the Urgent Care or Emergency Department? Know Where to Go Here!

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.