Am I eligible to become a CommunityHealth patient?
You are eligible if you meet the following two requirements:
- you do not have health insurance of any kind (Medicaid Part A only exception)
- your income does not exceed 250% of the Federal Poverty Level Guidelines. Download the guidelines
Is there a fee for services offered at CommunityHealth?No, there is no fee for services offered on-site at CommunityHealth, but we do accept donations.
How do I register to become a patient at CommunityHealth?
In order to register, you must come to a CommunityHealth clinic during our intake/registration hours.
West Town – 2611 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – noon
Englewood – 641 West 63rd Street, Chicago, IL 60621
Monday, Wednesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. – noon
Friday 9 a.m. – noon
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)
For more information about becoming a CommunityHealth patient, contact:
West Town: Virginia Gallegos, Intake Coordinator, at 773.969.5924 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Englewood: Rosario Martinez, Patient Care Associate at 773.994.1515 or email@example.com.
- Proof of Income
Do I need an appointment to see a doctor or nurse, or to come in for the lab?Yes. CommunityHealth is an appointment-based clinic. In order for us to see you, please call and make an appointment.
How soon will I get an appointment with a doctor after I register?Depending on the load of new patients being scheduled, it may take 4 to 6 weeks to be seen by a doctor at CommunityHealth.
Can I get medications prescribed by a non-CommunityHealth doctor filled here at CommunityHealth?No, we cannot fill prescriptions prescribed by anyone outside of CommunityHealth.
If I run out of medication, can I come in for a refill?In order to receive a refill on your medication, you must be a registered patient and be seen by a medical professional. Please call and make an appointment.
Do you have evening and weekend appointments?Yes, evening and Saturday appointments are available.
If I only need a TB test, can I get it done at CommunityHealth?All of these tests/visits can be done at CommunityHealth, but only if you have previously registered. Services onsite are only available to active CommunityHealth patients. A provider will need to order all lab tests, so if you are a patient please call for an appointment.
If I only need a physical for my new job, can I get it done at CommunityHealth?Yes. CommunityHealth providers can complete physicals for all active patients. If you are not an active patient, you will need to register to become a patient to be seen.
Do I need to have a Social Security number to become a patient?No, you do not need a Social Security number to become a patient at CommunityHealth.
How can I get copies of my medical records?In order for us to release your medical records, you must sign a release of authorization. Please stop by the front desk and fill one out or download here and mail or fax to our offices.Mail:
Attn: Medical Records
2611 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622Fax: 773.395.9902Once we have received the release, we will will send it to you within 7-10 business days.