You can now apply for Access to Care online!

¡Ahora puede solicitar Access to Care en línea!

During these difficult times, we are waiving all application fees. We're here for you and want to help you get access to a doctor even faster!   Durante estos tiempos difíciles, estamos renunciando a todas las cuotas de solicitud. ¡Estamos aquí para usted y queremos ayudarlo a obtener acceso a un médico aún más rápido!


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Access to Care can help you

Access to Care can help you

Access to Care (ATC) is a non-profit primary health care program for low-income, uninsured and under insured individuals living in suburban Cook County, Illinois and northwest Chicago (north of North Avenue and west of Pulaski Road).

We welcome all residents in our geographical area regardless of their race, age, religion, country of origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, and immigration status.

We are happy to provide UNLIMITED $5 co-pay primary physician visits, $5 lab and x-ray tests, and a prescription plan with affordable options $15-$40.

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How ATC can help you

Unlimited Primary Care Doctor Visits
Patient co-pay is $5
Unlimited Lab Tests
Patient co-pay is $5
Unlimited X-rays
Patient co-pay is $5
Community Involvement
Find us at local health fairs throughout suburban Cook County
Community Resources
We have partners that can help you with food, dental, vision, daycare, and more.
Additional Languages
Flyers are available in 10 languages
Filling the gap for the uninsured


  • E.J. is 63, works part-time and lived without health care. Evelyn said, “I needed coverage and Access to Care took me in, I thank God for that.” Her ATC doctor informed her she was pre-diabetic. The initial plan was to put E.J. on medication, but as a dietary aide with years of experience she wanted to see what she could do on her own. Eight months later, through encouragement from her doctor, increased exercise and changes in eating habits Evelyn lost 50 pounds! E.J. took charge of her own health with the help of her ATC doctor. Together they monitor her blood work and have managed to keep her off medications for pre-diabetes. E.J. said, “I wouldn’t have made it without Access to Care, determination and my doctor’s help.”
  • A current member shared that he has been without medical coverage for more than 12 months, and instead visited the emergency room for asthma and the flu. Often he would not fill prescriptions because they “cost too much and I don’t have enough income after paying rent, utilities, and food.” Since joining ATC he has been diagnosed with high blood pressure, and asthma which have been managed through regular doctor visits and affordable prescription medications. He said, “(Access to Care) kept me with my meds, it’s been a real help. I’ve been really sick and can’t afford hospital bills or medicine which is needed daily because I did not have health care because my part-time work did not offer coverage.”
    Current Member
  • “Access to Care is better than giving free service or care. It places philanthropy in an organized, funded, controlled environment.”
    ATC Participating Physician
Number of Years Proudly Serving Our Communities
Members Helped By Access to Care Each Year
Percent of Members Who Are Employed
Percent of Members Who Did Not Have Medical Coverage Before Joining ATC