Asthma Clinic Services
Our Asthma Clinic is where we ensure the quality of asthma care and improve asthma outcomes for children served in our health centers. The focus of this clinic is designed as a standard, coordinated intervention to control asthma in high risk populations. We believe that all children and families need asthma care, and support that is specifically tailored to their needs, abilities, and resources.
At Friend Health we offer immediate test results to our providers while the patient waits to be seen, providing improved quality of care for our physicians and convenience to our patients. We offer the best technology and tests available to our patients.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program that provides nutritious foods, and nutrition education. WIC serves low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk. WIC is effective in improving the health of pregnant women, new mothers, and their infants. The WIC office is located at our Cottage Grove location (800 E. 55th Street, Chicago, IL, 60615).
Friend Health offers social work services, which includes, but are not limited to, a comprehensive assessment of the patient/family, mental health counseling, home health care, durable medical equipment and medically necessary transportation assistance. Our social services department also provides assistance with referrals to various services within their community. We provide medical certificates to assist with utility services to patients with severe chronic medical conditions.
Care coordination services address the concerns of chronic diseases and high risk populations, encourage health promotion through patient education as well as reduce emergency room utilization and unnecessary hospitalization. This can include monitoring patient care plan compliance and health outcomes, linking patients with community resources and support groups, and providing patient education, through telephone, face to face interaction, and mailings.
Insurance Enrollment Assistance
Friend Health offers free in-person assistance with health insurance enrollment in Medicaid or Marketplace insurance plans made available through the Affordable Care Act. We have friendly Certified Application Counselors that can assist with enrollment.
Friend Health offers nutrition counseling through our well-trained and experienced Dietician. Our dietician is an expert in food and nutrition. Our services are designed to help promote good health through proper eating. Our nutrition counseling services helps in supervision and preparation of developing modified diets, participate in research, and educate individuals and groups on good nutritional habits.
Legal Assistance Services
Friend Health has partnered with the Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children (CMLPC) to provide our patients with free legal services. These services include, but are not limited to, assistance with public health benefit issues, medical coverage, housing issues, special education issues, and family law assistance such as domestic violence and guardianship issues. Attorneys from CMLPC are available in the clinic by appointment only and with a provider’s referral.