UChicago Medicine AdventHealth offers free clinic in Glendale Heights

UChicago Medicine AdventHealth will sponsor a free medical clinic on Saturday, June 3, for families and individuals who cannot afford healthcare.

The clinic will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Glendale Heights Sports Hub, 250 Civic Centre Plaza in Glendale Heights.

Parking will be free, and attendees will not be required to report their legal status or to present identification or an insurance card.

About 70 clinical and non-clinical volunteers from UChicago Medicine AdventHealth will staff the clinic, providing healthcare services and assisting attendees with registration, navigation and translation needs.

"UChicago Medicine AdventHealth's healing mission calls for us to extend care to all people - especially those in our local communities," said Heather Hoffman, regional director of clinical mission integration for UChicago Medicine AdventHealth. "This clinic is a way for us to fulfill our mission at home directly to those who need medical care but can't afford it."

Free medical services offered at the clinic will include chiropractic care, dental exams, diabetes and nutrition education, eye exams, laboratory screenings (including glucose, urinalysis and pregnancy tests), orthopedics, pediatrics (including school and sports physicals, but not immunizations), free medication (based on an exam at the clinic), physical therapy, podiatry and primary care.

The clinic also will help patients connect with a medical home, receive specialty referrals and gain access to affordable medications through organizations such as Access DuPage, Hamdard Health Alliance, Access Community Health Network and VNA Health Care.

ICNA Relief, which provides social services and emergency relief for the underprivileged, also will be represented at the clinic. In addition, referrals will be available to counseling services and food pantries, and patients will be able to receive referrals to other social services after an evaluation.

"Our hope is that by sponsoring this clinic, we not only can address people's immediate healthcare needs, but also can enable them to receive ongoing care affordably," Hoffman said. "In this way, we can help individuals and families stay healthier in these challenging economic times while also improving the overall health of the communities we serve."

Walk-ins will be welcome at the clinic, but pre-registration is recommended to ensure an appointment time. To pre-register online for the clinic, visit

The clinic will be the first offered this year by UChicago Medicine AdventHealth. AdventHealth Great Lakes Region, which launched a joint venture with the University of Chicago Medicine in January 2023, sponsored two such clinics in both 2022 and 2021 in the western suburbs.

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