Health Screenings

Yearly health screenings and check ups are  important to monitoring your good health.

Throughout the year St. Margaret’s holds different health screenings throughout the Illinois Valley area.  For our patient’s convenience we  try to bring them to you, offering them at different locations.

Check back here to find when a screening or clinic location will be  near you.

Have a question?  Fill out our online form.

Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Screenings

  • St. Margaret’s First Floor Presentation Room,
    Second Wednesday of every month | 7-9 a.m. & second Saturday in Apr. and Oct.
  • DePue Library, second Tuesday of every month | 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • North Central Bank (Hennepin), first Thursday of every month | 8:30-10 a.m.
  • Liberty Estates, first Tuesday of every month | 9:30-11 a.m.
  • YMCA, fourth Tuesday of every month | 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Princeton Senior Center, third Wednesday of every month | 11 a.m. – Noon
  • Oglesby Library, third Thursday of every month | 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Putnam County Senior Center, second Tuesday of every month |
    10-11:30 a.m.
  • North Central Bank (Ladd), first Wednesday of every month |
    10-11 a.m.

Cholesterol Screening

St. Margaret’s First Floor Presentation Room:

  • Second Wednesday of every month | 7-9 a.m.
  • Second Saturday in April, October | 7-9 a.m.

Colorectal Screenings

Every March

Lipid Profile and Glucose Screening

St. Margaret’s Hospital will offer a Lipid Profile and Glucose Screening on the second Wednesday of every month from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the hospital’s first floor Presentation Room.

The $20 fee includes a check of cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and LDL.  A twelve-hour food and beverage fast is recommended for more accurate results.

Registration is recommended by calling St. Margaret’s at (815) 664-1486.

Special Saturday Lipid Profile Screening

St. Margaret’s Hospital will offer a Lipid Profile Screening 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on the 2nd Saturday in April and October in the hospital’s first floor presentation room.

The $25 fee includes a check of cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and LDL.

A twelve-hour food and beverage fast is recommended for more accurate results.

Registration is recommended by calling St. Margaret’s at (815) 664-1486.

Prostate Cancer Screenings

Many patients worry about their prostate cancer risk, which is the most common cancer among men after skin cancer.

A screening for prostate cancer is recommended for all men between ages 40-45; however, you should absolutely have your first exam by or before you turn 50. A complete screening includes a blood test (PSA) and a rectal exam (DRE). While a rectal exam to detect prostate abnormalities typically is part of a man’s physical, the prostate specific antigen test is not recommended for routine prostate cancer screening. This is because patients who do not have prostate cancer may still have elevated levels of a specific enzyme in the blood, which can lead to other invasive and unnecessary tests. So doctors often are careful when deciding which patients should have a PSA.

There are no prostate screenings scheduled at this time. Contact your physician to request a prostate screening.

Public Flu Clinics

Registration is NOT required. Walk-ins are welcome. Fee $30.
Medicare accepted, please present card at time of service.
The vaccine covers 4 strains, including the 2 most common strains of influenza A and B.

St. Margaret’s Hospital will offer flu vaccinations at the following locations:

  • Oct. 1 – Liberty Estates, Peru, 9am – 12pm
  • Oct. 8 – DePue Library, DePue, 8:30am – 10am
  • Oct. 11 – Granville Village Hall, Granville, 9am – 11am
  • Oct. 12 – St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley, 9am – 11am
  • Oct. 16 – Princeton Senior Center, Princeton, 10am – 12pm
  • Oct. 17 – Oglesby Library, Oglesby, 10am – 12pm
  • Oct. 22 – Mendota Civic Senior Center, Mendota, 10am – 12pm
  • Oct. 24 – St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley, 4pm – 6pm