My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for DuPage Health Coalition, Carol Stream, IL, USA
I am the coordinator of Marketplace activities for the DuPage County Health Department and I have been for 6 years. Years ago, when DuPage Health Coalition created a premium assistance program called, Silver Access, the only program like it in Illinois, DCHD staff was thrilled to be able to offer this additional premium assistance to our clients since we see a large number of immigrants, self-employed adults and families earning above the Medicaid threshold when job based insurance is not present. For years, we have worked with Marina Sedory, the director of Silver Access, as DHC helped 500 clients initially and 700 clients currently. I love telling clients that the closest program, like Silver Access, is Madison WI. I am also very impressed with the mandatory orientation that Silver Access has each year. The first year the topic was health literacy. I have attended all the orientations and I have been impressed by all of them.
As a social service referring Community Health Worker, another DHC program that I refer clients to is Dispensary of Hope. I meet with many clients at the Medicaid office that have been denied Medicaid and do not have a special enrollment for Marketplace insurance. These uninsured clients have a difficult time finding affordable medications. Dispensary of Hope allows these clients, at 200% FPL or lower, to have free medications. This service has been invaluable for our clients.
DuPage County Health Department is the gold standard! This year has brought them unimaginable challenges and we are honored for their support.