Community Services

Piatt County Community Programs

Kirby Medical Center is a major part of the Monticello and Piatt County community. We organize numerous programs for community outreach, scholarship opportunities, and medical education. Learn more about our services below and feel free to call in with any questions or comments.

Neighborhood Medic Program

Our Ambulance Service has developed a Neighborhood Medic Program designed to serve and enhance the general safety, health and well-being of the residents in our service area. Those with special needs will be considered for the program. The purpose of this program is to check on the well-being of individuals in both health and safety related issues. For more information on this service and eligibility requirements, please contact the Kirby Ambulance Service at (217) 762-1803.

Adopt-A-Medic Program

This program, provided by Kirby Ambulance Service, was developed for second grade classes in the Monticello, Bement, and Deland schools. For the entire school year, each second grade class "adopts" an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or paramedic (EMT-P) who spends 30 minutes a month talking to the students about various healthcare topics, such as placing an emergency phone call to 911, cold weather safety, and wearing seat belts.

By familiarizing students with emergency equipment, the ambulance and its personnel, the program is aimed at lessening the potential fear and emotional trauma that children may suffer during an emergency event.

CPR Program

Kirby Ambulance Service offers CPR classes to the public throughout the year. On a regular basis, they provide CPR instruction to Health class students at Monticello High School and Bement High School. They also handle the CPR instruction classes for the Daycare Association. If you would like the Ambulance Service to hold a CPR class for your group or organization, please contact Crystal at (217) 762-1801 to make arrangements.

Emergency Preparedness Information at Your Fingertips

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) has developed the following website - - as a one-stop-shop for emergency preparedness information. Find out how to plan, prepare and recover from all types of emergencies or disasters, including caring for children, animals and pets, preparing an emergency kit, developing a family plan, and much, much more.

Thomas Dixon Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships are available to students in the Kirby Medical Center service area who are pursuing careers in health-related fields. A student who is in good standing may reapply annually and may receive the Thomas Dixon Memorial Scholarship for up to, but not to exceed, three years or six (6) semesters at an approved institution. Each scholarship will be at least $1,000. The program first began in 1974 and has afforded hundreds of young people an opportunity to follow their dreams.

Application deadline for this year's scholarships was March 11, 2022. If you have questions, please contact Sally Olson at (217) 621-8825 or Deb Johnson at (217) 620-4478 or send them an email at for more information.

The 2023 scholarship application & scoring rubric will be available online beginning January 10, 2023.


Kirby Medical Center is committed to progressive hospital, outpatient, and specialty services. Download Community Health Needs Assessment to view our 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment.