Chicagoland's Largest Private Provider of Primary Health Care
Access Community Health Network (ACCESS) offers outstanding primary and preventive care in nearly 40 community health center locations throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Accredited by the Joint Commission, ACCESS serves as the medical home for more than 200,000 patients each year.
Mission, Vision, Values
The mission of ACCESS is to provide outstanding preventive and primary health care, accessible to all in their own communities.
ACCESS will be the health care home of choice for one million patients.
ACCESS will exceed local and national quality standards by addressing risk, preventing disease and promoting optimal health through health education and a planned approach to care that reflects our patients’ empowered voices.
ACCESS will break new ground in the design and delivery of evidence-based community health practices that close gaps in racial and ethnic health disparities.
ACCESS employees will find joy in their work and mutual respect within their workplace, drawing strength from diversity in an environment of learning and professional growth.
We serve our patients, communities and each other with respect and compassion, offering relationships of trust, integrity, healing and caring within the ACCESS health care home.
We go the extra mile for our patients, striving for excellence by setting ambitious goals and learning from our results, pursuing excellence through innovation and disciplined approaches to delivery of care.
We promote the health of our patients and communities through teamwork and partnerships, leveraging existing strengths and local assets.
The ACCESS Difference: A National Model for Community Health Care
On-Site Specialty Care
ACCESS provides its patients with a medical home that offers a full range of specialty care services – a place where they can go for preventive and specialty services such as ophthalmology, podiatry or psychiatry.
ACCESS partners with local hospitals to link unattached ER patients to an affordable community health care home, reducing the number of inappropriate ER visits for primary care issues.
Research and Teaching
ACCESS is committed to staying on the front lines of issues affecting our patients by participating in research projects that address health disparities, examine inequities in the health care system, and examine ways to improve our quality of care. ACCESS also contributes to the development of young physicians through participation in a variety of medical intern and residency programs, with a special emphasis on preparing physicians for a career in community health medicine.