Greater Family Health Re-Opens on December 18

Federal funding received by Greater Family Health will result in the Re-Opening of Greater Family Health on Wednesday, December 18.

Greater Family Health, located at 165 E. Plank Road, Sycamore, was temporarily closed by KishHealth System on December 4. It will re-open on 12/18/2013 and continue to provide comprehensive pediatric and family medicine care, focusing on area publicly insured, uninsured and underinsured residents. Appointments for care can be made by calling 844-599-3700.
A second location, also formerly operated by KishHealth at the DeKalb County Health Department’s building at 2550 N. Annie Glidden Road, will open for care on January 2, 2014.

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.

Quest Diagnostics will offer a full service laboratory in the Sycamore location. Obstetric care, ultrasounds, Affordable Care Act insurance enrollment, and WIC services by the Health Department are all in the planning stages and will be offered by early 2014.

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.

Federally Qualified Health Centers focus on providing primary health care and numerous other services to people who are uninsured and/or publically insured. There are over 45 in Illinois and approximately 1,200 across the county, providing care to over 21 million residents annually.

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 or 844.599.3700

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