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

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.