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Dispersed throughout Cook County, the Ambulatory & Community Health Network (ACHN) coordinates primary and specialty outpatient care in community, school-based and hospital outpatient settings.
The network emphasizes primary and preventative care and provides specialty outpatient and diagnostic services for persons of all ages: from infants to senior citizens. Recognizing the needs of adolescents, the network provides medical, health education and preventative care to students at several Chicago elementary and high schools. It also coordinates care for expectant mothers with other Bureau affiliates to ensure successful deliveries and healthy babies.
In order to address specific community needs, the network created and oversees several centers of excellence in community health. These include initiatives to control and reduce asthma, lead poisoning, violence, cancer and childhood diseases.
The network also emphasizes patient education to increase the prevention and early detection of disease and illness.
In September 2007, Cook County, in partnership with Caremark and the National Association of Counties (NACo), introduced the new Cook County Prescription Drug Discount Card Program. This free card is available to all county residents and can provide significant savings on prescription drugs with no income requirements, no age requirements, and unlimited use for the whole family.
Any county resident without prescription coverage can use this program. Even if you have insurance for prescription drugs, you may still benefit from the discount card, since it may save you money on prescription drugs your existing plan does not cover.
To our patients - should you have a concern regarding safety or the quality of care at any of our Centers, we encourage you to give us the opportunity to address the concern by sharing your thoughts with the Center Leadership.
In the event you believe the issue has not been addressed or should you prefer, you are encouraged to contact the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations at any time. Their number is 1-800-994-6610 and the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and we are honored to serve you.
The Ambulatory & Community Health Network of Cook County is committed to providing sign language and oral interpreters, TTY’s, auxiliary aids and other related services—free of charge—to accommodate persons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
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