Born out of the underserved medical needs of Chicago’s south and southeast side, Chicago Family Health Center (CFHC) has grown to become a leading medical network, here to serve anyone in Chicago who desires high quality healthcare.
During the 1970s, Chicago’s south and southeast sides were struck with a major economic downturn, where more than 43,000 area residents found themselves without jobs and in need of social, financial and medical support. The Claretian Missionaries recognized the dire need of the affected neighborhoods and brought together community residents and other stakeholders to create a health safety net that would provide quality healthcare for area residents. In 1977 CFHC, then known as Claretian Medical Center — opened its South Chicago clinic at 91st Street and Commercial Avenue. That year, it provided care to 400 community residents.
Our health network currently includes locations in South Chicago, Pullman, East Side, Roseland and Chicago Lawn. Today, CFHC provides accessible, affordable, high quality healthcare for more than 30,000 underserved, uninsured and underinsured patients throughout Chicago.