About the Access to Care Program
The Access to Care (ATC) program is administered by the Suburban Primary Health Council. ATC is a non-profit primary health care program for residents of suburban Cook County and northwest Chicago who are lower-income, uninsured, and underinsured. ATC has proudly served our communities since 1988. Access to Care partners with physicians and hospitals all across suburban Cook County to offer health care services to our members.
Access to Care welcomes all residents in our service area regardless of their race, age, religion, country of origin, gender identity, orientation, physical and mental ability, or immigration status.
The 3 Core Benefits of the Access to Care Program:
- Unlimited $5 co-pay primary doctor visits (a local doctor is assigned based on zip code)
- Unlimited $5 co-pay lab and x-ray testing (at many sites throughout Cook County)
- $15-40 co-pay prescriptions (prescriptions are filled at most major pharmacies, like Walgreens)
Core benefits have been offered at the same co-pay rate for over 30 years!
Expanded Benefits of the Access to Care Program:
- $5 co-pay counseling sessions (for up to 8 sessions)
- $5 co-pay mammograms and breast ultrasounds
- Free diabetic test strips
- Free flu & pneumonia vaccinations
- Help navigating appointments with specialists
- Help connecting members with non-medical community services
- Help connecting individuals to Medicaid services, if eligible