Gentle Care Consultants, LLC

602 W Franklin Avenue Effingham, IL 62401


Simplifying Healthcare
Marble Surface
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Client consult/exam


Women and Men's Wellness


Mental Health Consultation


Care Coordination
My Approach

During one hour initial consultation appointments in a quiet and comfortable setting, I will listen intently to your concerns and work with you to create a way forward to address your healthcare needs. 

As a clinical nurse specialist APRN, I have graduate level education and 30 years of experience in caring for patients and families with complex healthcare issues. I can provide diagnosis, education, and assistance in managing health issues.  

Let me help you


Frustration or aversion to connecting with a healthcare provider?


Self Esteem



Powerlessness in regard to your health and wellness?

Lack of understanding

of diagnosis or treatments?

Chronic Stress related to health issues? 

Note from client: 

Just received the nicest note from a client. Sharing here with permission:

"I've been a caregiver for family members for 12 years. I've had all of the problems that go along with that 'JOB', but at Gentle Care Consultants I am getting some help dealing with those problems.
I can't say enough good things about Shelly. She is providing a much needed service for people like me who are over-whelmed by their situation. 
Gentle Care has changed my life and I highly recommend them."

It's truly my pleasure! Shelly 



Shelly Kuhns, APRN-FPA, CCNS

  • Nationally Certified Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Illinois Licensed Advanced Practice Nurse with Full Practice Authority

  • Former Hospitalist and Neurology practice

  • Interests include primary care mental health, substance misuse, complex patient management, care coordination, and healthcare system facilitation and consultation

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602 W Franklin Ave

Effingham, Illinois 62401

Tel: 217-722-1896

Fax: 833-933-0632

Hours by appointment, please call 217-722-1896.

Accepting Medicare, Medicaid, and most major insurance plans in addition to our cash friendly pricing if paid at time of visit. 

HSA, credit, and debit cards accepted. 

Business consulting fees by individual contract.