Comprehensive primary care produces better health outcomes among patients and lowers health care costs. PCC offers a wide range of primary care services to patients of all ages, and no one is denied services because of inability to pay. PCC accepts many major health plans, Medicaid, Medicare, as well as offers a sliding fee discount program for patients who do not have insurance.
PCC operates as a medical home, wherein we offer comprehensive primary care with the integration of behavioral health and oral health care in order to address the many elements of individual health. These services are offered conveniently within one network, and in some cases, one facility. By providing these services directly and in a coordinated fashion, patients benefit from a high level of care continuity while facing fewer barriers. These additional support services are not an afterthought, but rather essential elements of accomplishing good health.
PCC currently operates eight traditional continuity sites that provide full-spectrum primary care for men, women, children, and older adults. We also operate one OB/GYN clinic, one clinic in a homeless respite shelter, and two Walk-In Wellness Centers.
A primary care provider (PCP) is a health care provider who sees people with common medical problems. Our PCPs are family medicine physicians and advanced practice nurses. They care for patients of all ages, including children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. We also have pediatricians who provide medical care for pediatric patients.
Selecting a PCP is a very important step for your health care. A PCP can give you a trusting, ongoing relationship with one health care professional and their care team. Because a PCP looks at your whole health, they work as a part of a team that coordinates your care across many settings.
PCC partners with four community hospitals – West Suburban Medical Center, Westlake Hospital, Norwegian American Hospital, and Loretto Hospital – and one Chicago Public School, Steinmetz College Prep High School. PCC also collaborates with social service agencies to create pathways into care, exchange information, identify community challenges, and increase access to care.
PCC recognizes that individuals may have a difficult time dealing with hardship. For this reason, PCC offers integrated behavioral health care services. While a PCC provider may see someone for a medical condition, a behavioral health consultant can meet with an individual to discuss social and emotional needs.
At PCC, social workers and psychiatric providers are here to deliver behavioral health and wellbeing services to our patients. The goal of PCC’s behavioral health program is to work with patients to support them in reaching their desired goals.
In addition, PCC makes sure to check in on patient well-being during medical visits. We routinely ask questions about mood and depression, substance use, and stress. We ask everyone these questions because early conversations about reducing stress, addressing substance use, and treating mood disorders help patients recover more quickly.
Contact us for more information.Contact: Amanda Brooks, LCSW, CADC, Director of Behavioral HealthPhone: 773-378-3347, Ext. 4283
You can also ask your provider for more information at your next medical appointment.
PCC is dedicated to raising awareness of insurance options and providing eligibility and enrollment assistance to uninsured individuals and families. PCC’s Outreach and Enrollment program has trained staff members who are Certified Application Counselors that are available to assist you and your family enrolling into the Health Insurance Marketplace. You can apply and enroll in health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace at www.healthcare.gov.
The Marketplace is one way to find quality health coverage. It can help if you don’t have coverage now or if you have coverage but want to look at other options. With a Marketplace application, you can learn if you can get lower costs based on your income, compare your coverage options side-by-side, and enroll.
If you would like PCC to assist you and/or your family enrolling into the Health Insurance Marketplace, please call 708-386-0845, Ext. 1068. You can also visit www.healthcare.gov by clicking on the link below or call the Health Insurance Marketplace Call Center at 800-318-2596.