Who We Are:
At Erie Family Health Center, we believe health care is a right, not a privilege. Our mission is to provide accessible, affordable, high quality health care for those in need. Erie Family Health Center provides comprehensive health services to over 34,000 patients at eleven sites throughout the city of Chicago. The majority of our patients are low-income, under and uninsured minorities residing within the greater Chicagoland area. Beyond mere treatment of disease, at Erie we work to promote wellness by providing our patients with the tools they need, such as medical care and health education, to foster healthier lifestyles. Through this approach, Erie works to reduce health disparities and create a healthier Chicago. Please join us, link arms with us and become part of Erie Family Health Center’s dream of making affordable, accessible, high quality health care services available to all.
What we do:
Erie Family Health Center is committed to providing high quality, culturally competent comprehensive health care services to low-income, uninsured Chicagoans. Erie provides comprehensive health services to over 34,000 patients at eleven health centers: three large primary health care centers, one adolescent-only health center, five school-based health centers and two dental health centers. Erie provides primary care medical services including pediatrics, internal medicine, family medicine, women’s health and podiatry. In addition, Erie provides HIV/AIDS care, behavioral health counseling, case management services, eye care, health education and oral health services. Erie provides these services to low income, minority individuals who predominantly reside in the Chicago community areas of Albany Park, Avondale, Belmont Cragin, Hermosa, Humboldt Park, Irving Park, Lincoln Square, Lake View, Logan Square, North Center, North Lawndale, Uptown and West Town.
Erie Family Health Center has provided health care services to underserved communities in Chicago for nearly 55 years. In 1957, Erie was founded as a volunteer clinic by physicians from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in order to serve the elderly residents of the West Town community of Chicago. With the changes in the community and an increasingly younger population, Erie developed health programs for all ages and evolved into a full-service community health center that was formally incorporated in 1970. Throughout the years, Erie continued to grow and provide more health services to the residents of Chicago. In 1983, Erie was designated a Federally Qualified Health Center.