CommunityHealth at Onward House

Onward Neighborhood House will now host CommunityHealth’s new telehealth 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 1:00pm Central Time.  

We invite you to watch a recording of the ceremony at CommunityHealth’s Facebook page.

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 will receive an assisted virtual visit, access to lab services, medication distribution, referrals to Onward House’s education and support services, and access to CommunityHealth’s full 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 is 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 at Onward House services will be available at no charge to uninsured adults whose income is at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level.

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

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