Health Department Encourages Infant Immunizations During National Infant Immunizations Week

Health Department Encourages Infant Immunizations During National Infant Immunizations Week

National Infant Immunizations Week: April 20-27

Although vaccines can virtually eliminate many of the infectious conditions that killed and incapacitated at will in previous generations, parental indifference has taken its toll.  More than 35,000 US pertussis cases were reported a year ago, making 2012 the worst year for whooping cough in America since 1959.  For information about immunization services provided by the Will County Health Department, telephone 815-740-8143.
Community Health Center Announces New Hours

Community Health Center Announces New Hours

Extending hours of operation

The Will County Community Health Center (1106 Neal Avenue in Joliet), is extending its hours of operation in order to serve clients more efficiently.
Prevent Your Child from Getting Serious Dental Disease

Prevent Your Child from Getting Serious Dental Disease

Healthy Teeth from Birth By: Dr. Sangita Garg D.D.S.

On a late afternoon at the Will County Community Health Center Dental Clinic, I reviewed the chart for my last patient of the day. I remembered seeing this 2 year old girl one week earlier and had scheduled her to receive a filling today. As I approached the dental operating room, I greeted this beautiful little patient warmly and she shook my hand with a smile, her mom looking more apprehensive than her.
Fees

Fees

Discounted Fees Based on Federally Established Guidelines

As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Will County Community Health Center offers discounts based on federally established guidelines.  You may be eligible for a discount if you are not covered by an insurance plan. Services are not free. 

Discounts are based upon family size and income.  Proof of income is required to be considered for a discount. Discount levels are 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% on eligible services.  There is a minimum $25.00 fee due per visit, regardless of discount.  Discounts are re-evaluated each year.

In order to remain financially viable and competitive in their local marketplace and to help improve access to care patients may be required to be assessed for eligible entitlements (entitlements may include Medicaid, Illinois Healthy Women, IBCCP, or other public benefits).  Will County Community Health Center provides assistance in completing entitlement programs.

Most Laboratory services for self-pay patients ordered and processed at the clinic are eligible for discounts and are billed by the centers' contracted vendors.  Laboratory discounts are available to patients of the center only.

This Health Center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 245b, & a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

We accept Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance,  and PPO’s.  Patients without insurance are on a sliding fee scale. MasterCard & Visa may also be used.


Governing Council Meetings 2013

Meeting Minutes

Here are the minutes for the Governing Council for the year 2013. 

The Governing Council meets on the following dates this year:

  • January 9
  • February 6
  • March 6
  • April 3
  • May 1
  • June 5
  • July 10
  • August 7
  • September 4
  • October 2
  • November 6
  • December 4

Click on the links below to read the official documents. You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files.

Volunteers Needed for Reach Out and Read

Volunteers Needed for Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read

The WCCHC is committed to making books part of a healthy childhood. The WCCHC is involved in the ROR National Pediatric Literacy Program. ROR is a program that promotes early literacy by bringing new books and advice about the importance of reading aloud into the pediatric exam room. 

Our Doctors and nurses give new books to our pediatric patients at each well child visit from 6 months of age to 5 years, and accompany these books with developmentally appropriate advice to parents about reading aloud with their child.
Children also get a brand new, age and language appropriate book at every well child visit up to five years old.  By the time your child starts school, they will have developed a love for reading and have a small library of books to share with their family and friends.

Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer and make a gift of your time.
  • Volunteer readers in pediatric literacy program (Reach Out and Read) can help transform clinic waiting rooms into a more pleasant place for children and parents, and help families learn the joys and techniques of reading aloud.

  • Greeter.  Greet patients, escort them to the specific area they need to be seen.  Help with patient satisfaction surveys.  Preferably Bilingual.  
  • Watch children in waiting area if parents want to go in exam room alone.



Requirements:
  • Cannot accept court appointed community service.
  • Must protect patients rights to confidentially: HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act.
  • Background checks are mandatory
For further information contact Mary (815) 774-4473 



    Community Health Center Services

    Community Health Center Services

    The Community Health Center offers a broad range of health services to the citizens of Will County. The Center has a 24 hour answering service and bilingual staff and physicians. Fees are based on a sliding scale according to income. Appointments are preferred; walk-ins are accepted based on availability.
    Community Health Center Location and Hours

    Community Health Center Location and Hours

    Convenient Daytime, Evening and Weekend Hours

    The Community Health Center is currently located at:

    1106 Neal Avenue
    Joliet, IL 60433
    Spanish Speaking Physicians Available

    Dental Care

    Dental Care

    Dental Services are provided to private insurance, Medicaid recipients, low income and non-insured people. We now accept DentaQuest for Dental Medicaid Managed Care.  Dental non-insured patients are responsible for payment at the time of service. Charges are based on a sliding fee scale with proof of income.



    Fees

    Fees

    As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Will County Community Health Center offers discounts based on federally established guidelines.  You may be eligible for a discount if you are not covered by an insurance plan.  Services are not free.
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