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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

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, you must meet these requirements:

  • You must have no health insurance, with the exception of Medicare part A only (must provide card).
  • Your income must be at or below 250% of the  Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  • CommunityHealth must be your primary provider.
  • You must not be eligible for a government-sponsored program.

If you are interested in becoming a patient, please come to one of our clinics and complete an intake form. (Please see FAQ page for intake hours.)

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
  • Copy of all past medical records (if you have seen a physician in the last three years)
  • Letter of termination from insurance company (if applicable)

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:  Ana Wagener-Sobrero, Patient Care Associate, 773.994.1515 or awsobrero@communityhealth.org

Intake/Registration Hours

West Town2611 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 AM – 8 PM
Tuesday 9 AM – 6 PM
Friday 9 AM – 1 PM
Saturday 9 AM – noon

Englewood641 West 63rd Street, Chicago, IL 60621
Monday, Wednesday 9 AM – 1 AM
Thursday 10 AM – noon
Friday 9 AM – noon


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