The Illinois Association of Free and Charitable Clinics is celebrating and supporting the accomplishments and contributions of free and charitable clinics in communities all over Illinois this week.
Clinics, such as FHPC, are the safety net for the health care system in Illinois. Medically underserved residents can access care at free and charitable clinics throughout the state.
Here are some interesting facts about free & charitable clinics in Illinois:
760,000 Illinois residents remained uninsured in 2015.
There are over 40 free and charitable clinics in Illinois providing health care to over 68,000 patients annually.
Illinois free and charitable clinics do not receive federal funding.
Doctors, nurses ad other healthcare professional provide more that 150,000 hours of volunteer medical care every year.