Federal funding received by Greater Family Health will result in the Re-Opening of Greater Family Health on Wednesday, December 18.
Greater Family Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center, received federal funding from the Bureau of Primary Health Care to support the operation of both locations. The funding has allowed for the transfer of both locations from KishHealth System to Greater Family Health.
Greater Family Health will operate both locations, with the Greater Family Health at 165 E. Plank Road in Sycamore opening first. Care is provided regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.
The Greater Family Health in Sycamore will be open 6 days a week, beginning at 8:00 am each day, with evening appointments Monday – Thursday until 7:30 pm. Patients can also walk-in for care at either location, and same-day appointments are available for existing patients.
Dr. Mark Thompson, MD, MPH, MS, Medical Director, will lead care provision. Kylie Mack, PA-C, previously employed at Greater Family Health by KishHealth System, will also provide care, as will Debra Rasmussen, Family Nurse Practitioner.
The Greater Family Health (formally known as Community Cares Clinic) was formed in 2009 through a unique collaboration between private donors, KishHealth System, and Northern Illinois University. The center’s goal is to provide primary care to area residents that are uninsured, underinsured or enrolled in Medicaid or Medicare, who often have difficulty finding care from local physician offices.
Greater Family Health is the area’s premier Federally Qualified Health Center, providing the full range of quality, affordably-priced primary care services to over 33,000 area residents by over 104,000 medical and dental appointments annually. It offers care via 7 full-time and 24 part-time Health Centers serving 7 northwest Illinois counties.
Greater Family Health recently opened Health Centers in McHenry (2011) and Streamwood (2012). The organization is accredited by The Joint Commission, nationally recognized for both its health outcomes and cost efficiency, and provides care regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.
More information about Greater Family Health is available at GreaterFamilyHealth.org or 844.599.3700