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NEW!! Access to Care Rx Relief Fund

For over 30 years, Access to Care has worked with our provider and community partners to meet the health care needs of diverse, underserviced populations in suburban Cook County and northwest Chicago.

The Access to Care program covers:

  • Doctor office visits for $5,
  • Lab tests and X-rays for $5, and
  • Prescription medication for $15 to $40 co-payments.

Access to Care regularly connects with our members to determine ongoing, unmet needs that make it difficult – and at times, impossible – to maintain good health. These needs are top of mind as we expand the scope of member services in 2020.

A significant number of our members have reported going WITHOUT their monthly prescriptions because they’ve had to use their limited household funds for an unexpected event or hardship. We do NOT want our Access to Care members to have to choose between life-sustaining medications and other unforeseen needs.

On February 14, 2020, we proudly launched the Access to Care Rx Relief Fund

For a limited time, Access to Care members can receive help covering the cost of their prescription co-payment. Call us at 708.531.0680 and mention your interest in the Access to Care Rx Relief Fund. You may be eligible to receive your prescription medication at a ZERO co-pay.

Call us at 708.531.0680 for more information. Certain restrictions may apply.

Not an ATC member? Call us!

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Past Events & Information

Access to Care Annual Luncheon with guest speak Dr. Nick Hall presenting "I know what to do, so why don't I do it?"
June 14, 2019

Westchester, IL – Access to Care is hosting the annual luncheon on Friday, September 13, 2019 with special guest speaker Dr. Nick Hall at the Union League Club, Chicago for an afternoon of networking with leaders in the Cook County community.

Dr. Hall blends his formal medical science training with unique personal experiences when discussing the impact emotions have upon health and performance.  With a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and an honorary MD, he has conducted mind-body research, which has been published in numerous books and scientific journals. He’s also been featured on CBS’s 60-Minutes, the BBC NOVA Series, and the Emmy Award program, Healing and the Mind produced by Bill Moyers for PBS.

To register or to become a sponsor, click on the registration link below.

https://donate.accesstocare.org/event/annual-luncheon-2019/e240389

Uninsured Rates in Illinois Increase in 2017, Access to Care is Poised to Fill These Gaps
September 14, 2018

Westchester, IL — The annual U.S. Census Bureau report, American Community Survey, from 2016 to 2017, the percentage of people without health insurance coverage increased in 14 states.  Illinois is one of those states.  The American Community Survey reported that “In 2017, people in poverty (the population living below 100 percent of poverty) had the lowest health insurance coverage rate, at 83.0 percent,” nationwide.

Access to Care Hosts Health & Resource Fair in Stickney
September 13, 2018

Westchester, IL – Access to Care is hosting a community health and resource fair on Saturday, September 29 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Stickney from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The event is open to the public and features a great line-up of vendors for residents to visit.  A few highlights of the fair include Walgreens providing free flu vaccines (while supplies last) to uninsured, attendees with insurance can get their flu shots and Walgreens will bill the insurance. The Cook County Clerk will be registering voters and have a voting booth on site to practice.  A local fitness trainer will be doing a healthy cooking demonstration as well as a low-impact workout.