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U.S. Senator Dick Durbin visits Greater Family Health

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin toured and visited with the leadership of Greater Family Health and area elected officials on August 28th, engaging in a wide-ranging discussion focused on access to health care for area residents.

Senator Durbin sought out the input of the area’s premier Federally Qualified Health Center after learning of the opening of its Streamwood location on August 8. Among the first community health center new access points opened in Illinois, its opening triggered the Senator’s desire to seek the input of Greater Family Health.

Senator Michael Noland, Representative Keith Farnham, Elgin Mayor David Kaptain, the Executive Committee of the Center’s Board of Directors, and the Leadership Team of Greater Family Health offered input on health care policy, highlighting the cost-effectiveness and quality outcomes of federally qualified health centers across the country.

“Health Centers like Greater Family Health offer substantial access to primary health care, at a fraction of the costs for receiving similar care in alternative settings such as the emergency room”, said Bob Tanner, President/CEO of Greater Family Health.

“Of course we discussed the special attributes of Greater Family Health, but we also discussed the value of FQHCs and how they can play an even larger, more vital role in offering high quality, low cost primary health care to residents of our country” he continued.

“We feel honored to be selected to have an audience with Illinois’ senior Senator” Tanner said.

Greater Family Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center which, in fiscal year 2012, provided the full range of quality, affordably-priced primary care services to almost 28,500 different persons from over 275 different zip codes via over 83,000 medical and dental appointments.

Greater Family Health offers care out of 29 Health Centers, although only 5 are full-time locations.

Our Streamwood location is 1 of those Health Centers. It, has 11 examination rooms and is open 6 days a week, including Saturdays from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, and evenings until 7:30 pm.

The Health Center offers pediatric care, obstetric and gynecological care and family medicine, as well as a full-service laboratory, reduced-price medications and a wide array of allied health services

Greater Family Health is accredited by The Joint Commission, indicating compliance with the highest standards of health care in the United States, and provides care regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.

Appointments can be made by calling 844.599.3700.

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