Since its founding in 1977, Chicago Family Health Center (CFHC) has become the primary care medical home for thousands of Chicagoans, including some of the city’s most vulnerable populations. As an award winning, nationally-recognized leading voice for community health centers, CFHC has played a vital role in providing access to affordable, comprehensive healthcare services to underserved communities throughout Chicago.

Our highly skilled doctors and medical staff are dedicated to providing the best possible care to our patients. We recognize the vital role CFHC plays not only in our patient’s health, but also as an essential resource that strengthens the communities we serve, which has established CFHC as a premier provider of choice. Chicago Family Health Center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).



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.


Chicago Family Health Center’s (CFHC) mission goes beyond expanding access to quality healthcare services. We are committed to investing in the lives of the residents of Chicago. Our health centers are local economic engines, generating economic activity that improves the quality of life in the neighborhoods we serve.


Our capital investment of building new state-of-the-art facilities in underserved areas help serve as an economic catalyst by providing continued employment to area residents, the purchase of goods and services from local businesses, as well as other economic stimuli.


Critical to the success of making our mission a reality is the partnership and vision of civic and community leaders. This spirit of collaboration is rooted in a common commitment to innovative leadership, fiscal responsibility and improved services.


At CFHC, we continue to seek building our partnerships with community stakeholders, and welcoming supporters, partners and donors to help us advance our mission of strengthening the our communities we serve.


Our Mission:

CFHC will promote health through the delivery of quality, accessible primary healthcare that is culturally sensitive, affordable, and responsive to community and individual needs.

Our Vision:

CFHC will become the provider of choice for comprehensive healthcare by achieving excellence in quality and access for all through innovative health services.







This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

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Chicago Family Health Center provides comprehensive primary healthcare for all who seek care and the improvement of the health of the communities we serve by utilizing innovative health solutions.