St. Margaret’s Hygienic Institute

Providing care for the whole family.

Founded in 1914 by F.W. Matthiessen, the Hygienic Institute 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.

Services Available

  • Non-emergency care: Physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners treat people of all ages.
  • Daycare, school, sports, employment and wellness physical examinations.
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment: The clinic can examine, test and treat clients for various sexually transmitted infections with a provider’s order.
  • Childhood immunizations: Childhood immunization clinics are offered 10 AM to 4 PM Monday through Thursday by appointment only. Medicaid and Private Insurance accepted. For more details about immunizations, please review the Children’s Vaccine Schedule and additional information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Adult immunizations and vaccination services: Immunizations available include tetanus, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), polio, influenza, pneumonia, hepatitis A and B, meningitis, varicella (chicken pox) and typhoid.
  • TB skin testing: Tuberculosis screening is also available by appointment only. 
  • Medical laboratory services: Blood tests and lead screening are performed Monday through Thursday, from 8 to 10am. 

An appointment is required for all community lab draws and shots. Please call to schedule an appointment:

(815) 223-0196

Behavioral and Mental Health Services Available Through Telehealth Only at this Location

We have two psychologists who see patients via telehealth appointments only. A referral from your primary care provider is required. 

Primary Care

Your primary care provider (PCP), along with a healthy diet and exercise, is one of the greatest assets for your health. Primary care should be the first choice for most non-emergent health needs. No matter where you live, PCP’s fulfill the same important role for your health care.

Before you select the option of a walk-in clinic or urgent care, schedule a checkup with your primary care provider for non-urgent issues, regular checkups and school and sports physicals. 

  • Get to know you and understand your concerns
  • Make referrals to any specialists you may need
  • Consult and coordinate your care
  • Make sure you get the appropriate follow up
  • Make it a priority to provide care as soon as possible

Family Medicine

Family medicine falls within primary care and as you might expect, involves comprehensive care for the whole family. A family provider sees patients of any age (from newborns to seniors alike). Our family physicians are dedicated to establishing long-term, trusted relationships with patients and their families. As a primary care provider, a family physician is often the first line of care a patient sees, providing a wide range of care, including:

  • Regular checkups
  • Well-baby checkups
  • Immunizations
  • Health Screenings and Risk Assessments
  • Preventative Care
  • Treatment of More Common Chronic Diseases
  • and More

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.

Call to Schedule an Appointment:

(815) 223-0196

Our Team

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Lena Beale

FNP Family Medicine
Location St. Margaret’s Hygienic Institute 2970 Chartres St. LaSalle Illinois 61301
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Jamie Bond

FNP Family Medicine
Location St. Margaret’s Hygienic Institute 2970 Chartres St. LaSalle Illinois 61301
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Ginger Brainard

PhD Pediatric Psychology
Location St. Margaret’s Hygienic Institute 2970 Chartres St. LaSalle Illinois 61301
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Martha Crotts

MD Adult, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Location St. Margaret’s Hygienic Institute 2970 Chartres Street LaSalle Illinois 61301


Hygienic Institute
2970 Chartres Street
LaSalle, 61301
Phone: (815) 223-0196


Facility Hours:

SMH Peru And Spring Valley Will Be Closing All Current Operations As Of Friday, June 16, 2023 At 11:59 P.M.

This includes the Hospital, Clinics and other facilities at both locations.

All portals will be inaccessible after this time.

Patients needing emergency care should call 911.

To obtain a copy of your Medical Records please visit our Medical Records Request webpage and download and submit a request in writing.

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