Chicago Family Health Center (CFHC), a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving the south side of Chicago has acquired the Chicago Department of Health South Chicago Neighborhood Health Clinic at 89th and Exchange Ave. As of July 1, 2012 CFHC will assume all the functions of this neighborhood health center which currently cares for more than 2,000 Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) patients.
CFHC acquired the CDPH site after a competitive grant process awarded CFHC funds to expand its network of care in South Chicago. CFHC already operates five health center locations in South Chicago, Pullman, East Side, Roseland and Chicago Lawn.
“We are very excited to have been chosen by the City of Chicago to take on the important task of providing primary care to their former patients in South Chicago,” said Warren J. Brodine, Chief Executive Officer at Chicago Family Health Center.
CFCH will offer the same quality services and care to patients including family medicine, vaccines and flu shots, prenatal care, pediatrics, HIV testing and more. The City of Chicago is leasing the first floor of this facility to CFHC for just $1 to open the new Chicago Family Health Center at 89th St. CFHC will fully staff physicians and support staff, as well equip, clean and paint the facility prior to opening on July 1.
“CDPH patients can rest assured that they will continue to receive quality, affordable healthcare in their neighborhood,” added Brodine. “Chicago Family Health Center has served this community for 35 years and our doctors and staff understand the needs of all their patients.”
Current CDPH and/or new patients can schedule appointments for Chicago Family Health Center at 89th St. after July 1, 2012 by calling 773-768-5000.