A long history of
care in the community
Leading with compassion
PrimeCareHealth is uniquely positioned to serve the underserved in our neighborhoods. Our leadership is strong and compassionate. Our mission is simple and caring. Our values are family oriented and firmly rooted in the community. It all adds up to exceptional health care for you and your family.
Interim Chief Executive Officer/ Chief Operations Officer
Jim Christoforidis, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Robert Van Gilder, CPA MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Andrea Kuebbeler, LCSW
Director of Behavioral Health
Dipa Thakkar, DDS
Brenikki Floyd, PHD, MPH, Chair
Sr. Bonnie Boilini, Vice-Chair
Robert Cech, Treasurer
Guadalupe DeJesus, Secretary
Alicia Vazquez, M.D.
Rev. Luis F. Reyes
Care for the whole family:
We are committed to the family medicine approach that is based on a continuous, comprehensive, and holistic provider-patient relationship.
We seek to improve the health and well being of all individuals and communities we serve in partnership with aligned health and social service providers.
We are committed to training health professionals to ensure a better future for our community.
We strive to continuously improve and provide the highest standard of service through a patient-centered, team based, model.
Service to all:
We provide quality, affordable care to medically a under served population, regardless of ability to pay.
We are committed to responsibly caring for our patients, our staff, and our material resources, making data-driven decisions informed by respect, compassion, and empathy.
PrimeCareHealth, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was founded in 1992 in response to the significant unmet healthcare needs in communities on Chicago’s west side. Leaders at Saint Elizabeth Hospital collaborated with community partners to form an organization that embodied the belief that everyone has a right to access high-quality health care. PrimeCareHealth was created as a medical home that is accessible to all, regardless of whether they are insured or are able to afford services. In 2000, PrimeCareHealth became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), which allowed us to expand our ability to provide services in areas and to populations that have limited access to health care for free or on a sliding scale.
Over our 27-year history, we have established six primary care sites, two dental centers, and two medication-assisted treatment centers. Our mission drives our growth and our Board of Directors (over half of which are PrimeCareHealth patients) guarantees we remain steadfast to our commitment to serving vulnerable communities. We provide access to healthcare regardless of one’s race/ethnicity, disability, immigration status, sexual orientation, or ability to pay. The majority of our patients are underinsured and live in communities that experience high rates of poverty and other hurdles to accessing health care services.
PrimeCareHealth is unique from other FQHCs in that we are a family medicine practice. PrimeCareHealth’s providers are trained to care for a patient as a whole person, regardless of their age or gender. The cornerstone of family medicine is an ongoing, personal patient-provider relationship focused on integrated care. Patients and their providers work together to achieve the best possible outcome in the most cost-effective manner.
PrimeCareHealth continues to respond to the needs of the communities we serve by expanding the services we provide, adding resources so that we can care for an increasing number of patients each year, and ensuring staff are respectful of the diverse cultural needs of our patients.