Springfield Clinic isn’t really pretty ready to modify its identify to “Peoria Clinic.”

But the health and fitness-care firm centered in the Illinois cash metropolis has expended the earlier several several years creating and expanding its Peoria-location footprint.

“Peoria was just a sensible progression for us,” explained Cal Thomas, the Springfield Clinic main advancement officer.

The 83-year-outdated private, multi-specialty clinical clinic entered the Peoria industry in August 2020. It now operates 6 local services scattered amongst Pekin, Peoria, Peoria Heights and Morton.

By the finish of this yr, three far more area amenities are to open up, according to Thomas.

Some of the Peoria-area Springfield Clinics provide detailed professional medical care. Some others specialize.

A newly opened clinic at 9128 N. Lindbergh Drive in Peoria focuses on pediatrics. The Heights business office, at 4616 N. Prospect Highway, specializes in beauty and reconstructive operation.

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Peoria expansion was prepared for a whilst

The Springfield Clinic Peoria Lindbergh - Pediatrics facility at 9128 N. Lindbergh Drive in Peoria.

Springfield Clinic now had a existence exterior its hometown, which includes a facility in Macomb. Its clinics and other amenities among its 90 destinations and 650 providers prolonged southeast from there, as significantly as the Clay County metropolis of Flora.

A far more-northern presence had been in Springfield Clinic’s prepare considering the fact that at the very least 2019, in accordance to Thomas.

“It can be an additional much larger group, really very similar to Springfield,” he stated about Peoria. “The timing was right, the infrastructure was in location.”