Greater Elgin Family Care Center offers new substance abuse treatment options

  • The Summit Health Center in Elgin is one of the locations where substance use disorder treatment is offered by the Greater Elgin Family Care Center.

    The Summit Health Center in Elgin is one of the locations where substance use disorder treatment is offered by the Greater Elgin Family Care Center. Courtesy of Dianna Manjarrez, Community Outreach Liaison

 
By Robert Tanner
President/CEO, Greater Elgin Family Care Center
Updated 8/15/2019 8:08 PM

The Greater Elgin Family Care Center is excited to begin offering new Substance Use Disorder treatment services as a result of funding received from the state of Illinois.

Through a pending contract with the Illinois Department of Human Services, Substance Use Recovery and Prevention (SUPR) Division, the center will soon begin offering expanded outpatient individual and group therapy, adult psychiatry, case management, peer recovery support and additional integrated primary health care for all adults (18 or older) struggling with Substance Use Disorder.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Awarded funding as a result of a competitive application submitted to Substance Use Recovery and Prevention, the Greater Elgin Family Care Center is one of five Illinois Federally Qualified Health Centers chosen to expand the breadth and volume of Substance Use Disorder services offered.

Once initiated, expanded Substance Use Disorder services will be offered at several Greater Elgin Family Care Center locations as a result of the resources allocated by Substance Use Recovery and Prevention:

• Summit Health Center, 373 Summit St. in Elgin;

• Center for Family Health-Sycamore, 165 Plank Road, Sycamore;

• Lake Health Center, 1515 E. Lake St. in Hanover Park;

• Creekside Health Center, 300 McHenry Road, Wheeling.

Specially trained physicians, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers and peer recovery support specialists will work together to provide interdisciplinary treatment for all Substance Use Disorder patients. The expanded services are expected to begin within the next 2 months.

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Greater Elgin Family Care Center is dedicated to expanding local, outpatient SUD treatment accessibility to all, including those without the ability to pay. The Greater Elgin Family Care Center accepts Medicaid (including MCO), uninsured (sliding scale fee applies) and private commercial insurance plans. Eligible patients also have access to our 340B discount prescription program.

Community members are encouraged to call Claire Brown, program coordinator, at (224) 856-4565, to ask questions and learn more about the program.

Greater Elgin Family Care Center is the area's premier Federally Qualified Health Center, providing the full range of quality, affordably-priced, fully integrated primary care services to over 51,000 area residents by almost 167,000 medical, behavioral health and dental appointments annually. The organization is accredited by The Joint Commission, repeatedly nationally recognized for both its health outcomes and cost efficiency, and provides care regardless of the patient's ability to pay.

More information about Greater Elgin Family Care Center is available at gefcc.org/services/medication-assisted-treatment/.

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