Access to Care is a 26 year old non-profit primary health care program for low-income, uninsured and under-insured residents of suburban Cook County and northwest Chicago (North of North Avenue AND West of Pulaski Road). With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the program can be used as an addition to insurance plans purchased on the Insurance Marketplace. If a individual purchases an insurance plan with a high deductible, it may still be difficult to afford a doctor’s visit That is where Access to Care can help!
People who live in the program’s covered area with incomes between 138% and 300% of the federal poverty level may be eligible for Access to Care.
The program provides the opportunity for low-income individuals to see a local primary care doctor in their private office for a $5 fee. Other services include: prescription medication for $15 (generic), $30 (preferred-brand name), or $40 (non-preferred brand name) and basic lab and x-ray services for $5.
This program serves people who are not eligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act and those low-income individuals with high deductible insurance plans.
Applications can be printed from this website under “How to Apply”.