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“The way they took the time to talk to me and answer my questions, it was like I was the only one in the whole health center.  I remember thinking, ‘I was never treated this well when I had insurance and money.’”


Qualifications and Intake Instructions

Attention CommunityHealth Patients: 

In complying with the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), effective immediately, CommunityHealth is encouraging all individuals who appear to be eligible to receive health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (Marketplace or Medicaid) to take the steps necessary to sign up for coverage. 

Current patients: If you appear to be eligible for the above coverage, you must provide CommunityHealth with paperwork no later than December 31, 2014 showing that you are in the process of signing up for insurance. We will then be able to continue providing you with services until your new coverage begins. For more information on these new guidelines and on how to apply for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare): Click Here.

New patients: If you are uninsured and meet CommunityHealth’s income guidelines, you may register to receive services at CommunityHealth. We will provide you with services for 120 days. Before those 120 days have ended, we will ask you to apply for the above Marketplace or Medicaid coverage. If you provide us with paperwork that shows you are in the process of applying, you may continue to receive care at CommunityHealth after those first 120 days; if you do not provide us with that paperwork, CommunityHealth staff will provide you with information on other clinics in the area that can serve you. For more information on these guidelines and on how to apply for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare): Click Here.

CommunityHealth is committed to serving the uninsured and believes that everyone deserves access to high quality healthcare.  As of January 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides new insurance options for thousands of uninsured who may now be eligible for Medicaid or health care coverage through the state “marketplace.” To find out if you qualify, please visit http://getcoveredillinois.gov/.

To qualify for care at CommunityHealth:

*For example, it is $59,625 for a family of four, and $29,175 for an indiviudal*

  • CommunityHealth must be the only place you will be receiving healthcare

Please bring the following information with you at the time of intake:

  • Proof of income
    • Tax returns from previous year
    • ONLY if you did not file taxes, you may bring:
      • Check stubs for the past 30 days
      • OR written statement from employer if you get paid cash
      • OR supporter’s income, if you are supported by someone else
  • Proof of address (NOTE: we do not accept PO boxes as proof of address)
  • Picture ID
  • List of current medications, if any
  • If previously insured, a letter saying that you are no longer covered

If you need more information about becoming a CommunityHealth patient, please contact

West Town: Virginia Gallegos, Intake Coordinator, 773.969.5924 or vgallegos@communityhealth.org

Englewood:  Marcia Gaston, Patient Services Specialist, 773.994.1515 or mgaston@communityhealth.org

Intake and Registration Hours

West Town – 2611 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
Monday and Wednesday 9AM – 8PM
Tuesday 9 AM – 5 PM
Thursday 9AM – 2PM & 4PM – 8PM
Friday and Saturday 9 AM – 1 PM

Englewood – 641 West 63rd Street, Chicago, IL 60621
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9 AM – 1 PM
Thursday 9AM – 11:30AM
Friday 9 AM – Noon