Serving McHenry County, Illinois since 1996
The Family Health Partnership Clinic will improve the health status of the community and reduce the negative impact of poor access to care by providing a broad spectrum of services to the underserved with compassion and respect. We recognize that as a community, we are responsible for each other.
Over the next ten years, the Family Health Partnership Clinic will assure that the residents of the McHenry County area will enjoy the benefit of full access to high quality health care, regardless of the ability to pay.
The Clinic operates on a sliding fee scale, although no patient is turned away due to inability to pay. At registration, patients will be asked to provide some proof of income. NOTE: Because all of the doctors and some of the nurses volunteer their time, hours when patients can be seen is limited. Appointments are necessary. Call the Clinic main phone number at 779.220.9300 to schedule an appointment.
A Little History
While McHenry County overall enjoys a relatively good per capita income, it masks the pockets of poverty that exist within the area, particularly in the Latino population. When the Clinic opened, it partnered with Community Health Partnership. While a primary focus revolved around the access to health care for the migrants, it became quite clear that a larger and broader scope of services was needed. With cooperation from its parent agency, the Clinic became its own entity in 1999. The Clinic operates with 28 volunteer physicians, 17 referral physicians, 10 volunteer nurses, 2 staff nurse practitioners, and a mix of volunteer and paid staff. The Clinic is funded through private grants, foundations and community fundraising. Until the Clinic opened, there was no place in the county for people without health insurance except for the emergency room. The majority of these are termed the “working poor” because while they hold jobs, they are not offered insurance, are unable to afford insurance on their wages, or have no coverage for their family members.
The new Clinic opened in late November of 2013. A successful $3.2 million dollar campaign was championed through a generous lead gift from Vince & Pat Foglia and by a dedicated committee who were committed to raising the funds. The new Family Health Partnership Clinic Sage Center for Care is twice the size of the old clinic at 10,000 square feet. Twice as many patients can now be treated and twice as many providers can volunteer.
UPDATE: The Family Health Partnership Clinic celebrated its 20th year in 2016.
UPDATE: A dental clinic opened in May 2017! 20 volunteer dentists, 2 half-day clinics weekly, available to current FHPC patients.
UPDATE: Health clinic at the day shelter with PADS program. Mobile clinic also via clinic van.