Care Coordination provides a holistic approach to patient care. If a patient comes in for a regular doctor’s visit but needs additional services, our Care Coordination team is here to assist. The team is made up of dedicated nurses and Care Coordinators who work side by side with the medical provider and other clinical staff to connect patients with needed resources such as:
- Social services
- Behavioral health
- Health education
- Transportation assistance
Your Care Coordination health team will guide your transition between the different levels of services you request or require. Care Coordinators serve as a core member of the care team ensuring that the patients’ needs and preferences are addressed and are being incorporated into an effective healthcare plan for them. CFHC Care Coordinators are assigned to all five health center sites and are an integral part of delivering high quality, high-value healthcare.
Patient Financial Counselors
Our Patient Financial Counselors (PFC) offer a variety services and financial assistance at each of our five health center sites. They can enroll you and your family in Marketplace insurance plans, Medicaid and AllKids. If you do not qualify for health insurance, they can sign you up for our sliding scale program which can offer discounted costs for healthcare services depending on your income. Our PFCs also register new patients, answer billing questions and offer services in English, Spanish and Arabic.
Relax your mind, body and spirit. CFHC now offers Gentle Yoga classes by YogaCare.
No yoga experience is necessary and we will provide the yoga mats. We recommend you wear loose, comfortable clothing and that you check with your medical provider if you have questions about your ability to do yoga.
All community residents are welcomed and you don’t need to be a CFHC patient to participate. Gentle Yoga is free to all, however, we do appreciate your donation to enjoy this class. Any amount is welcomed. Classes are held at CFHC South Chicago, 9119 S. Exchange Ave., 2nd floor. See our calendar of events for schedule and times.
Women Infants and Children (WIC)
The WIC program helps low-income women, infants and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk access supplemental foods. They also receive healthcare referrals and nutritional education. In addition, WIC promotes health and nutrition in the community through classes to prevent obesity and encourage mothers to breastfeed. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. (Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades). Click here for a complete Non-discrimination Statement in various languages.
The WIC program is located at CFHC South Chicago at 9119 S. Exchange on the first floor.
Gilda’s Club Chicago
Gilda’s Club Chicago at Chicago Family Health Center (CFHC) provides free support programs for people living with cancer, their family members and friends. The program strives to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. Gilda’s Club Chicago at CFHC meets monthly to provide support to our patients as well as community residents affected by cancer. See our calendar of events for schedules and times for when the group meets.
Nutritionists and Care Coordination teams work with physicians to conduct individual and group classes on proper nutrition, improving your diet and bettering your eating habits. Good nutrition provides energy, vitamins and minerals and can help you battle the symptoms of many chronic conditions, such as high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure. When adults develop healthy eating habits, children and families will follow suit. Teaching kids to eat right and stay active will keep them from reaching dangerous weight levels and instill in them lifelong awareness of the importance of good nutrition.