WHAT ARE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS

Cutting-Edge Care that Puts Patients First

High-quality, whole-person care is not just vital to individual patients, but to the health of communities across our state. Community Health Centers (CHCs) were established by Congress to deliver this kind of holistic care to communities designated as medically underserved. These community-based health centers serve all patients—regardless of their income, insurance or immigration status—and provide a trusted medical home for 1.4 million Illinois residents.

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

$1.97 billion

Medicaid dollars saved annually

Community health centers are built to serve the whole community

Services

Integrated care is at the heart of the community health center mission. While different services may be offered at different locations, many health centers provide a range of services, including:

- Child, Adult, and Senior Medical Care
- OB/GYN Prenatal Care
- Behavioral Health Care
- Substance Use Disorder Treatment
- Oral Health Care
- Vision Care
- Pharmacy Services

Payment

Health centers serve everyone, with or without insurance. If you do have insurance, they are experienced in working with many payers, including:

- Medicare
- Medicaid
- Marketplace Plans
- Private Insurance

Services

Integrated care is at the heart of the community health center mission. While different services may be offered at different locations, many health centers provide a range of services, including:

- Child, Adult, and Senior Medical Care
- OB/GYN Prenatal Care
- Behavioral Health Care
- Substance Use Disorder Treatment
- Oral Health Care
- Vision Care
- Pharmacy Services

Payment

Health centers serve everyone, with or without insurance. If you do have insurance, they are experienced in working with many payers, including:

- Medicare
- Medicaid
- Marketplace Plans
- Private Insurance

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