Posts by Community Health Care Clinic

Med Spanish Students Gain Hands On Experience, Cultural Competency Through Clinic Internship

The Community Health Care Clinic is again hosting students from the Medical Spanish class at Illinois Wesleyan University’s School of Nursing. Throughout the spring semester 11 students will volunteer at the Clinic to practice and expand their Spanish in a medical setting. Many Clinic patients are Spanish speakers with limited English speaking ability. Students gain…

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Student Spotlight: Social Work Intern Jess Carara

The Community Health Care Clinic is excited to add a second social work intern to the team! Jess Carara joined us last week to oversee our hospital referral program CAATCH. Jess will be with us full time until May, when she’ll graduate from Olivet Nazarene University with her degree in social work. After graduation she plans…

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CHCC Adds Full-time RN Care Coordinator

We welcomed our new RN Care Coordinator Brigitte Lamar to the team yesterday! Brigitte comes to us from the McLean County Center for Human Services, where she served as RN Coordinator for 4 years. Her position is made possible thanks to funds from the Change Agents to the Underserved: Service Education (CAUSE) project at Mennonite…

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#GivingTuesday2018

Last year, you helped us raise over $1,000 to provide quality health care to those in need. This year we’re asking for your help to raise $2,000 — the average cost to provide 12 months of comprehensive care for one diabetic patient at the Clinic. It’s a bill few patients can afford without insurance. That…

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CHCC Receives AmeriCorps VISTA through IAFCC Partnership

Thanks to an Illinois Association of Free and Charitable Clinics pilot program, 11 AmeriCorps VISTA members will be embedded at seven clinics across the state, including the Community Health Care Clinic. Our VISTA, Breanna Grow, joined the Clinic June 11. This isn’t Breanna’s first time working with CHCC — she served as the Clinic’s first…

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