CommunityHealth in the News


CommunityHealth is the largest free clinic in the nation and a leading “voice for the uninsured.”  We are an active member of several key health care organizations like the National Association of Free Clinics (NAFC), the Illinois Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, and the Southside Health Care Collaborative. Our mission and innovative model of service delivery – grounded in volunteerism, philanthropy and partnerships – is the focus of media interest and profiles in numerous local and national publications.   Check this page frequently for updates on “CommunityHealth in the News.”

Recent Articles

Some Newly Insured Still Struggle to Pay for Health Care
Chicago Tribune, Published December 1, 2014

IAFCC 2014 Statewide Survey Report – Caring for Patients, Maximizing Resources, and Responding to Changes in Health Care
Illinois Association of Free & Charitable Clinics, September 2014

America’s Free and Charitable Clinics: Vital Support for 30 Million Uninsured Americans
National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics, Published August 14, 2014

The Role of Free Clinics in the Era of Health Reform
Americares, Published March 28, 2014

Free Clinics Ready to Fill Obamacare Gaps
CNN, posted January 15, 2014

Clinic Spotlight: CommunityHealth Dental Center
Chicago Community Oral Health Forum, November 2013 Update

Resident Education in Free Clinics: An Internal Medicine Continuity Clinic Experience
Journal of Graduate Medical Education, June 2013 Issue

Baxter Recognizes the Diverse Contributions of Nurses on International Nurses Day
Baxter International, posted May 12, 2013

Going Above and Beyond: Shining the Spotlight on Chicago’s Charitable Organizations”
Chicago Health, Winter 2013 Issue

Community Partner Profile:  MedAccess Chicago 
UIC Alumni Magazine, Winter 2012 Issue

2011 Community Benefit Report 
The University of Chicago Medicine, posted August 8, 2012

“Volunteers wanted” 
CDS Review (Chicago Dental Society Newsletter), May/June Issue 2012

“Mind the Gap: Few Chicagoans Understanding Health Care Reform” 
Illinois Health Matters (, December 14, 2011

“Covering all bases: CommunityHealth cares for those without insurance” 
Chicago Tribune, May 25, 2011