Category Archives: 2011
Chicago Family Health Center (CFHC) is hosting three back-to-school health fairs in August offering school physicals and dental screenings before the start of school this fall. The health fairs will also feature fun activities for kids and families, lunch for students, school supplies and other give-aways. The fairs take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on:
- Saturday, August 6 at CFHC South Chicago, 9119 S. Exchange
- Saturday, August 20 at CFHC Pullman, 556 E. 115th St.
- Saturday, August 27 at CFHC Chicago Lawn, 3223 W. 63rd St.
Physicals are limited to the first 200 patients at South Chicago and Pullman, and the first 100 patients at Chicago Lawn. Only Illinois residents qualify for this service and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the time of their visit. Parents should bring their child’s immunization record and their insurance or Medicaid card if they have one. Chicago Public Schools and private and parochial schools require students to receive physicals, immunizations and dental exams before entering school. Students who are beginning or returning to school must receive medical exams if they are:
- Entering preschool and kindergarten, up to age 6. Each student will receive a physical exam as well as a lead and anemia screening.
- Entering school in the state of Illinois for the first time at any grade level.
- Entering kindergarten; sixth or ninth grades; or ages 5, 11 and 15 if they are not in a specific grade.
This year CFHC will not host health fairs at its Roseland or East Side sites, but patients and residents from those areas can attend any of the other scheduled health fairs. For more information about the health fairs please call 773-768-5000.
Chicago Family Health Center graciously accepts a CVS Caremark Community Grant in support of our Hypertension Outreach Prevention and Education (HOPE) program. Pictured from left to right: CFHC CEO Warren J. Brodine, CVS Pharmacy Manager Jay Patel, CFHC Board Treasurer Julius Alexander and CFHC Board Chairman Nick Valadez.
Chicago Family Health Center is plugged in to a quicker, safer and more efficient way of managing its patient medical records. Earlier this month CFHC rolled out an Electronic Health Records system, or EHR, an ambitious endeavor to convert paper records and patient files to electronic data files.
Chicago Family Health Center Chicago Lawn inaugurated its new, state-of-the-art Dental Suite on Friday, April 1st thanks to a generous $276,000 grant from the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation. The health center opened last spring making quality, comprehensive, primary care accessible to Southwest Side residents who are medically underserved and uninsured.