IVCH Health Centers & Medical Clinics
From left, Maryfran Crist, FNP; Kara Fess, MD; Jamie Bond, FNP; and Yesenia
Founded in 1914 by F.W. Matthiessen, the Hygienic Institute Community Health
Center has been providing area residents with easily accessible health
care for more than 100 years! From lab tests and immunization services
to checkups and physicals, our doctors and nurse practitioners are available
to provide care for the whole family.
Accepting all forms of payment
We accept multiple forms of payment, including commercial insurance, credit
cards, Medicaid, Medicare, and self-pay. Eligible patients also may arrange
for payment plans, depending on the scope of services provided.
Non-emergency care: Physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners treat people
of all ages.
Daycare, school, sport, employment and wellness physical examinations: In addition to physicals and wellness examinations, other medical testing
is available as requested. School and sport physicals are offered offsite
for large groups.
Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment: The clinic can examine, test and treat clients for various sexually transmitted
Childhood immunizations: Walk-in childhood immunization clinics are offered 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to
5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Medicaid and All Kids accepted. A $23
fee is requested for the administration of vaccines; however, immunizations
are not denied due to financial limitations. For more details about immunizations,
please review this
Children's Vaccine Schedule and additional information from the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Adult immunizations and foreign travel vaccination services: If you are traveling out of the country or need a routine immunization,
we can help you determine your immunization needs. Immunizations available
include tetanus; shingles; measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); polio; flu;
pneumonia; hepatitis A and B; meningitis; varicella (chicken pox) and typhoid.
TB skin testing: Tuberculosis screening is available; no appointment is necessary.
Medical laboratory services: Blood tests and lead screening are performed Monday through Thursday,
from 8 to 10 a.m.
Family practice physicians
Kara Fess, MD, and
Yesenia Valdez, MD, along with nurse practitioners
Maryfran Crist, MSN, and
Jamie Bond, APN, all receive patients at the Hygienic Institute.
Daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Hours
Contact IVCH's Hygienic Institute for all your health care needs.
2970 Chartres St.
LaSalle, IL 61301