THANK YOU FOR TRUSTING US WITH YOUR HEALTH CARE NEEDS

THANK YOU FOR TRUSTING US WITH YOUR HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Message from Mary Maragos - CEO of Will County Community Health Center

Since 1995 we have been successfully meeting the needs of our patients by providing comprehensive, integrated and coordinated care. 
FEBRUARY IS DENTAL HEALTH MONTH; PROPER CARE BEGINS AS SOON AS FIRST TEETH ARRIVE

FEBRUARY IS DENTAL HEALTH MONTH; PROPER CARE BEGINS AS SOON AS FIRST TEETH ARRIVE

Education and Preventive Care are Top Priorities; Says Dr. Sangita Garg

Joliet- As Dental Health Month begins, Will County Health Department Community Health Center Dental Director Dr. Sangita Garg says the goal of her department is to bring in children as young as one year of age, when their teeth are just coming in.

Insurance Plans Accepted at the Will County Community Health Center

The Will County Community Health Center accepts the  following Health Plans to provide services to our patients:

 

1)  Illinicare HMO –Medicaid and Medicare HMO, Medicare/Medicaid (MMAI) Dual Eligibles

2)  Meridian HMO Medicaid and Medicare HMO

3)  AETNA Health, Inc  Private insurance HMO, PPO, Aetna Select, National Advantage, Medicare Advantage HMO, Medicare PPO and POS.

4)  Cigna HealthSpring Medicaid HMO, Medicare Advantage, MMAI Dual Eligibles

5)  Land of Lincoln PPO ( Marketplace private insurance)

6)  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBS) PPO, Medicaid HMO, and MMAI Dual Eligibles

 

Dental

1)  Dentaquest Medicare/ Medicaid Managed Care network (Illinicare, BCBS, Aetna Better Health Dental)

Dental Care

Dental Care

Specializing in Dentistry for Children 6 Months through 21 years old; Adults on Emergency Basis.

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 services include oral exams, school exams, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, fillings, cleanings, and simple extractions.

Effective March 24, 2014 New Minimum Fees - Per Dental Visit

$50:  Emergency Exam & X-rays or comprehensive/periodic exam & full mouth x-rays

$50:  Teeth cleaning (extra charge for deep cleaning)

$75:  Filling Visits

$100:  Extraction Visits

***Minimum fees are based on proof of income and insurance
*** Payment is expected at time of service
***Payment plans available.
All dental fees are below standard charges in this area.  Minimum fees are requested to provide high quality care to our patients.  No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

Dental Clinic Location

Service Location

The Dental Clinic is located inside the Community Health Center at:

1106 Neal Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433

For an appointment call (815)774-7300.

Dental Clinic Hours

Schedule for Dental Services

 

Days  Hours 

Monday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday  8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday            

8:00am - 3:00 pm

Every Other Saturday 8:00am - 3:00 pm

For an appointment call (815) 774-7300 

 

Mobile Dental Unit

Provides Dental Services to Schools and Shelters

Will County’s 40-foot mobile dental van features digital x-ray capabilities and two fully-equipped dental chairs. It will enable Will County Community Health Center dental professionals to offer services to clients at schools and community shelters who might not otherwise have access to preventive and restorative dental services.

Community Health Center Dentists

Photos of the Community Health Center Dental Team

View photos and learn more about the Community Health Center dental team.
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Health Department Prepared For Flu Season

Vaccines Now Available For All Ages

Health Department Ready For Flu Season. Flu vaccine strongly recommended for everyone six months and older.
NACo Prescription Discount Card Program

NACo Prescription Discount Card Program

A No-Cost Alternative to Paying full Price for Prescriptions

Since 2009, Will County has teamed with the National Association of Counties (NACo), to offer a drug discount card program for Will County residents. The free discount prescription card is widely available to all Will County residents, and can be used to save an average of approximately 24 per cent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.

Celebrating National Community Health Center week- August 14th-18th, 2017

Transforming Health Care in Our Local Communities

Each August we recognize the outstanding contributions of and services delivered by America's Health Centers.  Our theme this year is "Celebrating America's Health Centers:  Transforming Health Care in Our Local Communities" - and that is exactly what we do here at the Will County Community Health Center.  Community Health Centers, also known as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC's) are non-profit, community-directed health care providers located in medically underserved rural and urban communities where health care resources are scarce.  Health centers provide access to care regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. 

Join us in celebrating this week packed full of daily activities.  Just click on the attached pdf for details of FUN, FUN, & FUN!

 

Health Insurance Enrollment Options Help

Health Insurance Enrollment Options Help

Community Health Center has trained Outreach staff to assist you.

Will County Community Health Center has trained Outreach Staff to assist you in deciding on the best health insurance enrollment options.  Call the Outreach Hotline: 815-774-6090. 
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.

Will County Health Department Encourages Cervical Cancer Screening

Schedule Your Pap Test

Women can prevent cervical cancer! Regular screening with Pap tests can detect cell changes before cancer develops.  Cervical cancer was once the leading cause of death for women in the U.S. However, deaths have decreased largely due to the use of regular pap tests and pelvic exams.  Regular testing is crucial in identifying cervical cancer or pre-cancerous conditions. 

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