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Centegra to offer free test kits to screen for colorectal cancer

To recognize Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, Centegra Health System and the Get Checked! Program will offer free fecal occult blood test kits to the community. These kits help doctors detect small amounts of blood in the stool as a way to screen for colorectal cancers. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal read more

Centegra opens new immediate care center and back and spine center

Centegra Immediate Care

On March 3, Centegra Health System opened Centegra Health Center–Northern McHenry, at 2507 N. Richmond Road. The new location increases access and provides convenient medical services for those in McHenry and surrounding communities. The new location includes Centegra Immediate Care open 365 days a year to handle non-emergent health care needs. read more

Centegra Physician Care psychologist earns additional certification

Dr. Zachary Sikora, a psychologist with Centegra Physician Care, has earned additional certification in integrated behavioral health and primary care from the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work. Sikora is a licensed clinical psychologist who offers individual therapy, family therapy and psychological testing to children, adolescents and adults. The Certificate read more

Centegra welcomes four doctors to Centegra Physician Care

Centegra Health System welcomes four doctors to Centegra Physician Care in the areas of family medicine, cardiology and general surgery. Dr. Baby Than is a board-certified family medicine physician with Centegra Physician Care. Than received her doctorate of medicine from the Institute of Medicine in Myanmar and completed her family medicine read more

Centegra’s No. 1 heart message: Call 911 for chest pain

heart month

If someone is having chest pain or other heart attack symptoms such as shortness of breath, the accredited chest pain centers at Centegra Health System have one message: Call 911 immediately. Do not drive. “People tend to wait when they think they might be having a heart attack and that’s a read more

Centegra becomes first response for those contemplating suicide

Centegra Health System recognizes the importance of addressing mental health issues in McHenry County and assisting those who suffer from them. Since 1992, Centegra has administered prompt and compassionate mental health care through the McHenry County Crisis Program, which was recently named a “Network Provider” by the National Suicide Prevention read more

Centegra vascular screenings offered in March


 Vascular disease is among the leading causes of death in the United States, yet is generally asymptomatic until a catastrophic event occurs, such as a stroke or aneurysm rupture. Although preventive screening is available, millions of Americans at risk for stroke or death from vascular disorders remain unaware of their read more

Centegra to host two free physician lectures in March

Centegra Health System will host two free physician lectures in March to educate community members about relief for arthritic fingers and metabolic syndrome. Join Dr. Kelly Holtkamp, an independent board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hand surgery, as she presents the latest treatments for arthritis of the hand and wrist. Holtkamp read more

Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Centers offer specials in March

This month, Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Centers in Crystal Lake and Huntley are offering membership specials, a nutrition month contest, spa specials, free lectures, KidZone camps, OPTIFAST and OPTITRIM, Centegra’s new weight-loss program. Join for $150 For a limited time, single and family memberships begin at $150. Visit or call read more

Sleep support group to gather at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock

 Centegra Health System provides a support group for people with sleep apnea, their family members and friends. The group is part of the American Sleep Apnea Association’s AWAKE network. AWAKE stands for Alert, Well and Keeping Energetic. The support group provides education and idea sharing for people who are affected by read more