Greater Family Health Receives In-Person Counselor Grant

September 10, 2014: Greater Family Health has been awarded a State of Illinois grant to support outreach and enrollment services to help area residents secure health insurance.

For the second year in a row, Greater Family Health is among a select group of non-profits identified by Illinois Department of Public Health to engage in outreach and enrollment activities. With funding allocated up to April 15, 2015, Greater Family Health will hire several In-Person Counselors to achieve the grant’s projected outcomes.

In-Person Counselors will complete both Federal and State training requirements to secure certification and become licensed through the Illinois Department of Insurance. They will subsequently engage in outreach activities throughout Kane, McHenry and northwest Cook counties. Outreach will occur at Greater Family Health Centers and in a variety of community-based locations including churches, clubs, libraries, educational institutions and human service organizations.

Enrollment assistance will also be provided by the Certified In-Person Counselors. These professionals will be available to assist uninsured persons in learning about and selecting health insurance, including coverage available via Qualified Health Plans in the Illinois Marketplace, through Get Covered Illinois.
To schedule an appointment with an In-Person Counselor to get started on your enrollment process, or if you are interested in having our In-Person Counselor provide information at your location, please contact 844-599-3700.

Greater Family Health offers care out of 28 Health Centers, with 6 of those full-time locations located in Elgin, McHenry, Streamwood and Sycamore. Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Psychiatry, Dental Care and an array of supportive ancillary services are offered.

The organization is accredited by The Joint Commission, indicating compliance with the highest standards of health care in the United States, is certified as a Patient Centered/Primary Care Medical Home and provides care regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.

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