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FREE Colon Cancer Screen

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 brown 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 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 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

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.