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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Clinics, Health

Mission: To develop and sustain in dupage county, illinois, a system for effectively and efficiently managing the health of low-income populations across the continuum of care.

Programs: Provide access to medical services to low income, medically uninsured residents of dupage county, illinois. For the year ended june 30, 2015, there were 5,039 members enrolled in the access dupage program.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

6

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I currently and for the past 21 years have held the title of General Assistance Director for Winfield Township, one of the 9 townships within DuPage County, Illinois. The state-mandated cash assistance program which I administer includes a medical component for the recipients. Access DuPage has been invaluable to our clients and the township by providing low-cost prescriptions and physician visits. Generic prescriptions are $5 for the members of Access DuPage. Doctor visits can range from $5 to $15 including specialists. For recipients of our General Assistance program, even these small co-pays are out of reach. The township must make these payments for its G.A. Recipients and many of the precriptions can be quite costly for a local government's budget to bear. Being able to make the small co-pay instead of paying retail is a benefit to the township. Having low-income, chronically needy individuals in the Access DuPage program will ultimately forestall catastrophic medical issues by assigning people to primary medical care physicians or clinics. I wholly endorse this charily program as does Winfield Township by budgeting $7000 per year to Access DuPage

Review from Guidestar

6

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a staff member of an affordable housing organization, I rely on other efficient, effective nonprofits to provide crucial services, like healthcare, for our residents. Access DuPage provides such comprehensive care options at incredibly low cost and is often the only healthcare provider that we can refer our residents to. I applaud Access DuPage for their efforts and their consistency in providing great healthcare service for their clients.

Review from Guidestar

9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

DuPage County is fairly affluent, yet there are a large number of uninsured and underinsured residents as well. Access DuPage serves our community by screening clients seeking health care services, linking them to needed health services and/or a primary care-giver, and coordinating specialized services when neccessary. As is the case elsewhere, funding is often inadequate to the growing need, so Access DuPage must also seek grants, in-kind services, and other means of financial support in order to serve their clients. The most important aspect seems to be serving the clients with dignity, expertise, efficiency, and concern.

Review from Guidestar