Its name emphasizes two key aspects – a community focus on primary medecine. Staffed by caring physicians, general practitioners and nurses, the PrimeCare Community Health system is an exemplar.. Serving residents from five Chicago area locations, PrimeCare is a nationally recognized health care network providing comprehensive family medical care to people of all ages–regardless of patients’ ability to pay.
PrimeCare was launched in 1992 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit to ensure that the underserved and uninsured residents on Chicago’s West and Northwest sides would not have to forego quality, affordable health care. PrimeCare attained full status as a federally qualified community health center in 2000.
Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, PrimeCare has expanded the range of health services it provides to the adults, seniors, women, and children in the communities it serves. Behavioral health counseling, prenatal health care, dental, and individual and group therapy are now among the wider range of services designed to meet the medical needs of individuals of all ages.
PrimeCare places a special emphasis on providing preventative and primary care services. It also supports its practice with community outreach and routine health services such as cancer screenings, immunizations, weight management and dietitian services. PrimeCare’s focus on open and candid communication and goal-setting helps patients develop the skills they need to understand, manage, and successfully take charge of their own health care.
PrimeCare’s new and expanded clinic serving Belmont Cragin residents, in what is officially called Chicago’s Community Area 19, will soon open for business!
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