Appointments with the Digestive Health Institute providers are typically scheduled through a referral from you primary care provider. Patients seeking an appointment may call (217) 383-3610.
If you have concerns prior to your appointment or need to cancel or reschedule, please call (217) 383-3610.
Nurse Navigator Services
Our nurse navigator is a registered nurse who works with Digestive Health Institute and Oncology providers and has expert knowledge in gastrointestinal cancers. Following your diagnosis with a pre-cancerous or cancerous lesion, the nurse navigator will coordinate appointments for further testing and schedule an appointment for the multi-disciplinary cancer clinic, if needed. The nurse navigator assists with scheduling appointments, facilitating communication with your physicians, and providing guidance and support throughout your treatment for gastrointestinal cancer.
What to expect
- First, you will communicate with your nurse navigator and learn about the resources available to you at the Digestive Health Institute and the Carle Cancer Center.
- Next, you will consult with your multi-disciplinary care team doctors one by one. You may also meet one or two of their nurses, if needed.
- Lastly, you be scheduled the same day or a different day to meet with additional care providers such as dietician, social worker and others based on your particular needs.
- The nurse navigator will be with you every step of the way, providing guidance and support.
If you have been scheduled for a procedure at the Carle Digestive Health Institute, please review your procedure's prep instructions, which can be found below. If you do not follow these steps, your test could be delayed or canceled. If you have questions, please call Digestive Health Institute Scheduling (8a-5p) at (217) 383-3309 or Patient Advisory (5p-8a) at (217) 383-3233.
- Digestive Health: Information for all patients English, Español
- Bowel Prep Diet English, Español
- Colon Bowel Preparation English, Español
- Instructions for Diabetic Patients English, Español
- Anorectal Manometry English, Español
- Bronchoscopy/Endobronchial Ultrasound English, Español
- Endoscopic Ultrasound English, Español
- ERCP with or without EUS English, Español
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy English, Español
- pH & Esophageal Study English, Español
- Upper Endoscopy English, Español
- Upper Endoscopy with Placement of Video Capsule English, Español