Durbin Announces $15 Million for Community Health Centers in Illinois

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that 36 community health centers in Illinois will receive $15,181,564 in grant funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Increased Demand for Services (IDS) grants, allocated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will be used to expand services offered by adding new providers, expanding hours of operations or expanding services.


“Health centers provide a valuable service to communities by administering health care to low-income families, many without health insurance,” said Durbin. “Last year alone, over 1.1 million people in Illinois were treated at community health centers. Today’s funding will support this critically important work and lead to economic growth in many underserved communities as health centers also serve as a key source of local employment and economic activity.”


The IDS grants are part of $338 million in nationwide funding that was released today by HHS for 1,128 health centers. It is expected that with these new funds, health centers will be able to provide care to an additional 2 million people, half of whom have no health insurance. More than 16 million Americans rely on health centers to keep them healthy, even if they can’t afford to pay for their care.


This is the second set of health center grants provided though the Recovery Act. On March 2, $155 million in funding was announced to establish 126 new health centers nationwide – four in Illinois.


The following Illinois health centers will receive funding under today’s announcement:


Health Centers around the State


• Anna: $210,576 in funding for Rural Health, Inc.

• Aurora: $475,631 in funding for Visiting Nurse Association of Fox Valley

• Carbondale: $297,075 in funding for Community Health and Emergency Services, Inc.

• Carterville: $311,105 in funding for Shawnee Health Service

• Chicago Heights: $869,847 in funding for Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center Inc.

• Christopher: $423,923 in funding for Christopher Rural Health Planning Corp.

• Decatur: $286,280 in funding for Community Health Improvement

• Elgin: $354,110 in funding for Greater Elgin Family Care Center

• Harvey: $257,329 in funding for Family Christian Health Center

• Joliet: $402,586 in funding for Will County Health Department / Will County Community Health Center

• Oak Park: $391,313 in funding for PCC Community Wellness Center

• Oquawka: $165,977 in funding for Henderson County Rural Health Center, Inc.

• Peoria: $231,946 in funding for Heartland Community Health Clinic

• Rock Falls: $228,543 in funding for Whiteside County Health Department and Whiteside County Community Health Clinic, Inc.

• Rockford: $555,180 in funding for Crusaders Central Clinic Association

• Sauget: $883,565 in funding for Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation

• Springfield: $270,743 in funding for Central Counties Health Centers, Inc.

• Waukegan: $647,998 in funding for Lake County Health Department

• Virginia: $125,086 in funding for Cass County Health Department


Chicago Health Centers


• Access Community Health Network: $2,683,837

• Alivio Medical Center: $374,660

• Asian Human Services Family Health Center, Inc.: $170,382

• Beloved Community Family Wellness Center: $116,530

• Chicago Family Health Center, Inc.: $356,115

• Christian Community Health Center: $232,499

• Circle Family Health Care: $235,389

• Community Health Partnership of Illinois: $293,435

• Erie Family Health Center, Inc.: $474,325

• Friend Family Health Center, Inc.: $268,486

• Heartland Heart Outreach, Inc.: $323,221

• Heartland International Health Center: $295,981

• Lawndale Christian Health Center: $667,129

• Near North Health Service Corporation: $643,610

• Primecare Community Health, Inc.: $258,904

• TCA Health Inc.: $180,170

• University of Illinois at Chicago: $218,078