Rural Health Clinic
The Rural Health Clinic is located within Salem Township Hospital. Patients should park in the front parking lot and enter through the main front lobby for easy access to our new site. In our Rural Health Clinic, we are dedicated to providing care for acute and primary health needs of our community. This may include urgent problems such as injuries, fever, ear, nose and throat complaints, cough, or flu symptoms. We provide school, work, and DOT physicals. We can become your primary healthcare provider and manage your healthcare needs, or we can provide care when you cannot see your regular medical provider.
Self-Check In is available to speed up the registration process through the patient portal. If you don’t have a patient portal account, we can help sign you up! Disclosure: If you have Health Connect Medicaid Insurance, please call the RHC at 548-9502 before Self- Check In.
The Rural Health Clinic Offers
Patient Friendly Hours
Our current hours of service are from 9am to 6:30pm every day of the week (Excluding Thanksgiving & Christmas). We are a “walk in clinic”. Some patients find it beneficial to call ahead to see what the general wait times are or whether their primary Nurse Practitioner is in the office that day.
Nurse Practitioners Provide Excellent Patient Care
Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are Advanced Practice Nurses who have received advanced training and are licensed by the state of Illinois to provide high quality healthcare services for a wide range of problems. Advanced Practice Nurses take a unique approach to healthcare, stressing both care and cure, focusing on health promotion, disease prevention, as well as health education and counseling.
Our Nurse Practitioners understand the expense of healthcare and work to minimize costs as much as possible. Our fees are similar to most general practitioners’. We are excited to be building our practice and are accepting new patients. We take most insurance plans, as well as Illinois Health Connect, Illinois Public Aid and Medicare. Salem Township Hospital is willing to assist our uninsured patients by arranging convenient payment plans when necessary.
About Your Providers
Kristina Vogt, Family Nurse Practitioner
Kristina Vogt was born and raised in Southern Illinois, and she is passionate about giving back to her community. Kristina has been a nurse for 10 years taking care of veterans in the VA system as well as postpartum, medical, and surgical patients during her nursing career. She has cared for ENT, urology, ophthalmology, orthopedic, cardiology, pulmonary, and spinal cord injury patients over the last 10+ years. Kristina also has worked specifically in Women’s Health for 5+ years as a nurse. She also has 3 small children of her own.
Kristina has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2014 offering family centered care to patients at all stages of life. Kristina has her DOT certification, and she is able to perform school physical, sports physicals, and DOT examinations. She focuses on health promotion, disease prevention, evaluation and treatment of common diseases from childhood throughout adulthood. Kristina currently works in the Rural Health Clinic at Salem Township Hospital, and she is ready to serve your healthcare needs.
Amanda Korte, Family Nurse Practitioner
Growing up in a rural setting, Amanda is happy to be practicing in an area that feels so much like home. She enjoys working with women’s health and the pediatric population. In her free time she loves to spend time outdoors, do anything crafty, and most of all, spend time with her husband and daughters.