(EFFINGHAM, IL) –HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital recently partnered with Effingham County Public Transportation on a joint video project. This project is part of the hospital’s 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Implementation Plan to create community awareness and education about the availability of area public transportation services. According to the CHNA, close to 600 households in Effingham County have no motor vehicle.

Effingham Country Public Transportation, part of the Central Illinois Public Transit, is available to everyone and is safe and affordable, provides door to door service and is fully handicap accessible. Public transportation may be used for activities such as medical appointments, work, school, shopping and social activities. Central Illinois Public Transit provides reliable and timely transportation to residents in Christian, Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Montgomery, Moultrie, and Shelby counties. Riding the bus is affordable and offers a variety of options from individual tickets to monthly passes; while seniors ride for a suggested donation.

Call toll-free at 1-855-755-CIPT (or 2478) to schedule transportation. Riders are encouraged to schedule at least one working day in advance. When scheduling, riders are asked to provide the following information: name, contact phone number, date of ride, preferred pickup time, pickup location and destination address.

To view the transportation video, visit HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital’s YouTube channel (under “St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital Effingham”) and select the “Central Illinois Public Transportation” video.  You can also get to the video from HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital’s website, stanthonyshospital.org, then selecting “Community Connection” at the top of the page, then “Local Resources” in the side bar men.

Media Contact

Brad Ochiltree

Manager, Marketing & Communications
HSHS Illinois
Office: (217) 464-1161

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