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Speech therapy may be needed when your communication, thinking or swallowing has been affected by illness or injury.

Speech therapists are trained to restore, rehabilitate and help patients:
  • Regain speaking, reading and writing abilities
  • Improve the ability to understand what others are saying
  • Improve thinking, math and memory skills 
  • Improve swallowing skills 

Outpatient speech language services

Outpatient speech language services are available at HSHS St. John's Hospital and HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital in Springfield. LSVT-LOUD program now available. A physician's order is required.
St. John's Hospital (adults only)
3631 S. Sixth St.
Springfield, IL
(217) 814-8383

St. John's Children's Hospital (pediatric patients only)
800 E. Carpenter St.
Springfield, IL
(217) 544-6464, ext. 30200
Speech therapist Gina Thomas

Gina Thomas, MS, CCC-SLP
Adult speech therapist