National Health Center Week is August 12-18, 2018. To celebrate this national campaign, the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center will host a public open house on Friday, August 17, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the new Zion Health Center, located at 1911 27th Street, Zion.
Event activities include:
The new Zion Health Center opened to serve patients on June 14, 2018. The site was fully renovated to provide integrated health services, including primary care, dental care, behavioral health, women’s health, nutrition services, case management, and more – providing truly holistic, patient-centered care under one roof.
National Health Center Week is a campaign during the week of August 12-18 that aims to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers and the dedicated staff who bring health care to the medically underserved.
The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is part of a nationwide network of health centers that serve more than 27 million Americans. Health centers have compiled a significant record of success that includes:
More than 205,000 people work at health centers across America in positions that include clinicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, dentists and dental hygienists, behavioral health specialists, and more. Working together, these health care “heroes” produce innovative solutions to the most pressing health care issues in their communities. They reach beyond the walls of conventional medicine to address the factors that may cause sickness, such as lack of nutrition, mental illness, homelessness, and substance use disorders. Their work has helped reduce health care costs and reduce chronic disease, generating a record of success and a long tradition of bipartisan support in Congress.
To learn more about National Health Center Week and the listing of events please visit: www.healthcenterweek.org. You can also follow the conversation using #NHCW18 on Twitter.
For appointments at the Zion Health Center or other Lake County Health Department locations, please contact the Health Department’s Patient Access Center at (847) 377-8800.