CommunityHealth at Onward House

Onward House is now hosting a CommunityHealth satellite clinic to connect uninsured individuals to free, comprehensive health care.

We are very pleased to announce that our partners at CommunityHealth opened a telehealth satellite location at Onward Neighborhood House in Belmont Cragin on April 9, 2021. The ceremonial ribbon cutting took place on April 9, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time.  

The first telehealth clinic of its kind in Chicago, this location will use the power and accessibility of telehealth to link uninsured patients to CommunityHealth providers. At Onward House, patients can receive an assisted virtual or onsite visit, access to lab services, medication distribution, referrals to Onward House’s education and support services, and access to CommunityHealth’s comprehensive services. CommunityHealth recognized telehealth’s potential after adopting the format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “This innovative approach to health care will increase access to underserved communities by rethinking space and place for point of care, and meeting patients in a trusted organization in their neighborhood,” says CommunityHealth CEO Stephanie Willding,

The Belmont Cragin neighborhood was specifically targeted to make care more accessible to those who can benefit from CommunityHealth’s services. Twenty-seven percent of Belmont Cragin residents are uninsured, and 1 in 5 individuals reported using the emergency room as their primary source of health care. Belmont Cragin was ranked as one of the top 15 neighborhoods in the City of Chicago’s COVID Vulnerability Index.  

Onward House Executive Director Mario F. Garcia says, “We are excited for the additional services this new partnership with CommunityHealth will bring to Belmont Cragin. Access to free medical services is something that is much needed in the community.” CommunityHealth’s services at Onward House will be available at no charge to uninsured adults whose income is at or below 300% of the federal poverty line.

Interested in a tour of the site? Please contact us at (773) 622-3215 to set up an appointment.

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