Erie Family Health Center
We are proud of our affiliations with Northwestern University, Norwegian American Hospital, and Erie Family Health Center . This partnership was fostered in delivering high quality health care in an underserved community while cultivating Northwestern’s high standards for research and academic medicine.
Since 1957, when the Erie Family Health Center was first established as a volunteer clinic by doctors from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, it has been Erie’s mission to ensure that all Chicagoans have access to high quality, culturally sensitive, bilingual health care services — regardless of their ability to pay. Today, Erie serves about 43,000 patients annually at thirteen sites, including five large primary care health centers, five school-based health centers, a teen health center and two oral health centers.
At Erie Family Health Center, we believe health care is a right, not a privilege. Our mission is to provide accessible, affordable and high quality health care for those in need.
Who We Serve
79% of Erie’s patients are Hispanic
54% are best served in Spanish
68% are female
49% are under the age of 19
50% are school-aged children
31% are uninsured
83% come from households with incomes that fall below the Federal Poverty Line
Did You Know?
More than 1.8 million Illinois residents do not have adequate health care coverage — and 1.3 million uninsured or underinsured individuals live in the Chicago metro area. Erie Family Health Center provides high quality medical, behavioral and dental services for approximately 30,000 uninsured and underinsured Chicagoans each year.