Access to Care (ATC) is a primary health care program for low-income, uninsured and under-insured residents of suburban Cook County and northwest Chicago. It is a health care safety net for those individuals who cannot afford to purchase insurance, even with the options available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Increasingly, Access to Care also fills the gap in coverage for the under-insured who purchased health care insurance at low premiums on the ACA health exchanges, but cannot meet the corresponding high deductibles.
Access to Care enables access to an ongoing affordable source of care for these diverse and vulnerable populations.
Access to Care needs your support to ensure we can continue our efforts.
YOU can make a difference!
Access to Care serves over 5,000 members annually and your donation will allow us to grow and expand our reach. Prior to the latest efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, it was estimated that 513,000 residents of Cook County, alone, will remain uninsured by 2021. We expect this number will now climb and Access to Care will be there to continue to fill the gap. As one of the few programs that leverages the potential of private practice physicians and service providers to create an efficient public-private partnership, we rely on the generous support of donors such as you.
Access to Care is doing wonderful and meaningful things to help so many individuals and families, but we still have much to do! Your partnership will help us achieve our goals in 2020.
Thank you for your contribution!
Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION IN MEMORY OR HONOR OF YOUR LOVED ONE
Sad Loss for our Community: On April 1, 2020, Victoria Bigelow, former President and CEO of Access to Care passed away after a long illness. She led Access to Care for 22 years and built the program that has served the uninsured and the under-insured for over 30 years. Access to Care became the program that it is today through her compassionate leadership and commitment to bettering the lives of those we serve. She created and nurtured the relationships with local physicians and other providers who are still the core of Access to Care today. Without these relationships access to affordable and consistent primary care in doctors’ offices, diagnostic labs, x-rays and prescriptions would not be available to our uninsured and under-insured members. Victoria's contribution and commitment to ATC as a vital institution that provides individuals in need with the health care that they deserve will never be forgotten. Access to Care honors her with this opportunity for her friends and colleagues to donate to the program she built, in her name.
We appreciate your generous support.
It will be put to work immediately to provide healthcare access and fill the gap in our community for the uninsured or under-insured. Thank you for your support!