INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS
Access to Care provides affordable primary health care services for low-income, uninsured individuals of SUBURBAN COOK COUNTY AND NORTHWEST CHICAGO (NORTH OF NORTH AVENUE AND WEST OF PULASKI ROAD).
To be eligible for Access to Care you must:
- Live in SUBURBAN Cook County or northwest Chicago (west of Pulaski Road AND north of North Avenue).
- Family income must be less than 300% of the federal poverty guidelines.
- No health insurance (or a deductible of $500 or more per person) and ineligible for Medicare, Medicaid, All Kids, or FamilyCare.
- Not enrolled in CountyCare
The program provides: Visits to your assigned Access to Care doctor for $5. Basic Lab and X-ray services for $5 per draw or procedure, and prescription medication for $15 (generic), $30 preferred brand and $40 (non-preferred brand). Brand name medications are available only at Walgreens.
Be sure to read “Your Guide to Access to Care” thoroughly. This booklet details what is provided and how to use the program. It lists places you must go for lab tests and radiology procedures. These are the only places ATC patients can go for these procedures and have them covered by the program.
You must re-enroll each year. If accepted you will receive your ID card with your assigned physician and the physician’s phone number. You must call your doctor to make an appointment. Your assigned doctor must write all prescriptions, lab and radiology orders. If your doctor feels a specialist is required he/she will send us a referral form and an appointment will be arranged at either Stroger Hospital or Oak Forest Hospital, where payment is determined based upon income.
If you have questions, after reading “Your Guide”, feel free to contact the administrative office.
For a list of frequently asked questions click here.
“Before Access to Care I had to resort to visiting hospital emergency rooms when I was ill. I had no doctor of my own and could not afford a doctor’s office visit. Unfortunately, the bills from these visits would be three or four times what a doctor’s visit would charge. Access to Care has been a God-send to me. I can’t tell you what it means to me knowing that I can always afford a doctor’s visit. Access to Care has made all the difference in my life.” Access to Care patient
Suburban Primary Health Care Council, administrator of and also known as Access to Care, is in no way affiliated with Access to Care, LLC, located in Muncie, Indiana, or Access to Care Pharmacy, LLC, located in Muncie, Indiana.