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COVID-19 and Our Community Health Centers

We are committed to getting our members the latest information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). You’ll find a comprehensive list of our most up-to-date guidance, resources and regulations on our COVID-19 Information page.

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What is a Community Health Center?

What is a Community Health Center?

Community health centers (CHCs) provide patients with integrated, whole-person care. Whether it's medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy or other vital services, health centers provide all members of the community with a patient-focused medical home.

Community health centers (CHCs) provide patients with integrated, whole-person care. Whether it's medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy or other vital services, health centers provide all members of the community with a patient-focused medical home.

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Giving Every Illinoisan Access to Exceptional Care

As the only association of community health centers in Illinois, we deliver tools, training and support to help CHCs—and their patients—thrive. Together, we are creating a state where every person has access to exceptional care.

As the only association of community health centers in Illinois, we deliver tools, training and support to help CHCs—and their patients—thrive. Together, we are creating a state where every person has access to exceptional care.

1.4M

PATIENTS SERVED ANNUALLY

1 in 9

ILLINOIS RESIDENTS GET CARE AT CHCs

390

SITES ACROSS ILLINOIS

IPHCA's proactive and results-driven approach has provided significant value to our organization.

Tanya Andricks

CEO, Crossing Healthcare

IPHCA Partnered with State Agency to Expand Substance Use Disorder Treatment in CHCs

As the opioid epidemic ravaged Illinois communities in 2016, IPHCA partnered with the Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Substance Use, Prevention and Recovery (DHS SUPR) to bring substance use disorder treatment and mental health services to CHCs across the state. In 2019, we expanded the project to clear the path to licensing for health centers that wanted to offer Medication Assisted Treatment, closing a major gap in care. To reach that goal, we were able to secure $3.3 million in funding from SUPR—funds awarded specifically to CHCs seeking to expand their services to include Medication Assisted Treatment.

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