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Community Medical Clinic's ExpressCARE

Community Medical Clinic's ExpressCARE offers convenient walk-in clinic services.  

 Monday-Friday 7:00 am-7:00 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 8:00 am-2:00 pm.
(Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving Day).

CMC's ExpressCARE offers healthcare services for those who do not have a primary care provider and offers services when other primary care providers’ offices may be closed.  The entrance to CMC's ExpressCARE shares an entrance with Pana Community Hospital’s Emergency Department.  All patients will be screened before entering the clinic and asked to wear a mask upon entering.     

Whitney Carruthers, Family Nurse Practitioner

Carruthers is a graduate of Ramsey High School and received her BSN from St. John’s College of Nursing in 2014.  She received her Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Maryville University in 2019.  She has experience working at St. Mary's Hospital in the ICU and Float Pool, as well as home health.  Whitney and her husband Ryan Carruthers live in Herrick with their three children.  


     Kevin Collins, Family Nurse Practitioner

Kevin is a graduate of Pana High School. He attended Richland Community College, where he received his RN degree, and Eastern Illinois University, obtaining his Bachelor's Degree. He received his Family Nurse Practitioner Degree from Maryville University. He also holds a Doctorate Degree from Capella University in Nursing Leadership, which he received in 2013. He has experience in skilled care, wound care, and mental health. He lives in Decatur, IL and has 4 children, Kristoffer, Kayla, Maxwell, and Iris. In his spare time he enjoys reading mysteries and thrillers, and running marathons. 


We accept all major insurance carriers, Medicare, and Medicaid.  Please check with your individual insurance provider to verify coverage.




We have created this video to assist you in the process:  Patient Portal Registry and Video Visit Guide.  


ExpressCare offers patients access to their medical information securely through an online patient portal.   With the HealthELife online patient portal, you can conveniently and securely manage your healthcare needs on your desktop computer or through a free mobile app.

You can use your HealthELife portal to:

  • Send secure messages to your providers
  • Request prescription refills
  • Request or cancel appointments
  • Request and Start a Video Visit 
  • View lab, radiology  results
  • Look up your vital signs, medications, immunization history, and much more
  • Receive reminders for upcoming visits 
  • Pay your bill online 

All you need to activate this service is a valid e-mail address for each person registering for the portal.  Just provide your email address to our registration staff to get the process started.  


Please call 217-562-6219 with any questions you have about enabling or using the portal.