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Free colon cancer screening pick-up will coincide with a lunch and learn event.

Noon to 1 pm 
Thursday, March 23 at SBL Fayette County Hospital

Join us for a free catered meal and presentation "Colonoscopy for Colon Cancer Screening" by General Surgeon Joseph Blaser, DO.

Call 618-283-5401 to reserve a seat for the lunch presentation. (Limited seating.) Colon cancer screening kit pickup does not require a reservation.

Free Colon Cancer Screens

Colon cancer is treatable in its earliest stages, and periodic screenings are needed for early detection.

A limited number of free Hemosure colon cancer screening kits are available on a first-come first-served basis. This easy-to-do free screen is non-invasive and has a 97 percent accuracy rate!

What is involved with the screen?

The kit you receive allows you to easily collect a stool sample in a plastic container. You return it discreetly in a bag to the same location you picked the test up. Test return instructions will be included in kit.


How will I receive the result?

If your test result is negative, you will receive a letter in the mail from the Sarah Bush Lincoln Gastroenterology Clinic.

If your test result is positive, you will receive a phone call from the SBL Gastroenterology Clinic, and a certified letter alerting you to the results and the actions you should take for further investigation.

Who Should be Screened

•  People between 45 to 75 years old
•  People with a strong family history of colon cancer
•  People who have never had a colonoscopy
•  People with the following symptoms:
    – Diarrhea / Constipation
    – Rectal bleeding
    – Black or tarry stools
    – Weight loss / Bloating
    – Change in bowel habits

Where and when can I get a kit?

Available while supplies last. Your kit must be picked up in person. Return of samples will be same location as picked up.

2023 Schedule

SBL Fayette County Hospital
650 West Taylor, Vandalia, IL 62471 - Front Lobby
11 am to 2 pm • Thursday, March 23, 2023 - Return by Friday, April 20

Other SBL Locations

SBL Mattoon Walk-In Clinic
200 Dettro Drive • Mattoon, IL 61938
11 am to 1 pm • Friday, March 10, 2023 - Return by Friday, April 7

SBL Tuscola Walk-In Clinic
1100 Tuscola Blvd., Tuscola, IL 61953
11 am to 1 pm • Friday, March 17, 2023 - Return by Friday, April 14

SBL Charleston Walk-In Clinic
2040 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920
11 am to 1 pm • Friday, March 24, 2023 - Return by Friday, April 21

SBL Effingham Walk-In Clinic
1303 W. Evergreen Ave., Suite 100, Effingham, IL 62401
11 am to 1 pm • Friday, March 31, 2023 - Return by Friday, April 28

Please download the form to your desktop and upload completed form below. If you choose to print and mail, please send to:

SBL Communications
1005 Health Center Dr., Suite 208
Mattoon, IL 61938
Attn: Patty Hood

Colorectal Cancer Screening Form - Download your form here and submit below.

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For more information, call the SBL Gastroenterology Clinic at 217-258-4155.