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.

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Community Health Center News

Department of Transportation (DOT) Physicals

Will County Community Health Center offers DOT physicals

Health Department Activates Local Ebola Information Line

New Resource Designed To Keep Area Residents Current On Ebola Developments

JOLIET – The Will County Health Department has added an Ebola Information Line for area residents interested in local Ebola news and developments.

Callers to 815-774-7360 will be presented with two listening options. One option will provide any news concerning local Ebola developments and a list of other resources (like the Health Department website), that residents can access whenever they wish.

Community Health Center Receives More Federal Grant Dollars

Additional Funding in Place to Help Will County Reach More Patients

JOLIET – New federal grant dollars awarded by an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will enable the Will County Community Health Center to expand available services and add behavioral health to its scope of practice.

Community Health Center to Add Staff Physician

Obstetrician/Gynecologist Brings Experience, Credentials

JOLIET – The Will County Community Health Center (1106 Neal Avenue in Joliet), is pleased to announce the addition of Tracy L. Vera M.D. to its medical staff beginning Tuesday, September 2.

We Hire Veterans

The Will County Community Health Center values the service of our Veterans

School, Sports and Camp Physicals

School, Sports and Camp Physicals

Will County Community Health Center 1106 Neal Avenue

Do you need a school, sports or camp physical?  Avoid the Rush!  Don't wait until the last minute!

¿Nesecita un examen fisico para la escuela, deportes, o campamento?  Evite las prisas!  No espere al ultimo minuto!


Health Department Urges Protection Against Lyme Disease

Other Tick-Borne Illnesses

JOLIET – Lyme Disease is the most prominent of several illnesses carried by ticks, tiny blood-sucking insects that may be no larger than a poppy seed. With the arrival of warmer weather, the Will County Health Department urges hunters, campers, hikers, and others who spend time outdoors to be especially mindful of the risks posed by Lyme Disease and its potential complications. Lyme Disease is known to have infected more than  340,000 Americans since 1982, and scientists believe that total represents only a fraction of the actual incidence.

Health Department Urges Colorectal Cancer Screening

Pain-free Screening Can Save Lives

JOLIET – Science and  technology are winning the fight against colorectal cancer, but many Americans still avoid simple screening tests that could save their lives.Cancers of the colon and rectum will kill more than 51,000 Americans during 2014, even though several safe and effective screening options can dramatically reduce personal risk. The Will County Health Department urges area residents, especially those  over the age of 50, to consult a health care professional about the need for colorectal cancer screening.

Health Center Wins National Literacy Award

Health Center Wins National Literacy Award

2013 Richard Robinson Award

The Will County Community Health Center has been awarded the 2013 Richard Robinson Award by Reach Out and Read, an eminently successful national literacy program based in Boston, MA. Award-winning program emphasizes the importance of reading aloud to young children.