For Patients

The IAFCC strives to provide relevant information that is helpful for patients of free and charitable clinics. Below is a list of useful resources.


Resources and Information from the Illinois Department of Public Health – The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (named 2019-nCoV) is a rapidly evolving situation and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) provides updates as information becomes available. To receive the most up to date information on the 2019-nCoV and other emerging outbreaks IDPH encourages health care providers to register for the Health Alert Network (HAN). The mission of the HAN is to provide rapid communication to health care providers and other public health partners of bioterrorism events, health alerts and advisories, infectious disease outbreaks, and other emergencies. If you would like instructions on how to register for the HAN please contact

In addition to registering for the HAN, you are also encouraged to visit IDPH’s 2019-nCoV webpage Here you will find updates on local investigations, clinical guidelines for health care providers as well as printable fact sheets in English, Chinese and Spanish.

Message from National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics- March 11, 2020 – In an effort to keep our member organizations updated on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the NAFC has developed a Coronavirus Member Resource web page for your reference and review. This page will be updated with new information and resources as they become available. The NAFC will continue to communicate with our members electronically. However, we wanted to have a resource available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Please visit for information on the following:

  • Discounted Telehealth Services for NAFC Members
  • Medical Malpractice and General Liability Insurance
  • Free and Charitable Clinic Coronavirus Protocols
  • Health Department Directories
  • Uninsured Testing Cost
  • Clinic Disaster Plans and Work from Home Policies
  • Discounted Medical Supplies
  • Informational Webinars
  • Clinical Resources
  • Important Reminders

Medical Malpractice and General Liability Insurance – Prior to establishing an open-air COVID-19 screening or treatment clinic, or prior to screening patients in their cars, please contact your medical malpractice and general liability insurance providers to ensure that your insurance protection extends to health care provided outside of your clinic facility.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Up-to-Date Status and Resources – For the most up-to-date status of COVID-19 and available informational resources, please visit the CDC website:

Coronavirus Cases at Member Organizations – If your organization has a patient, volunteer or staff member who tested positive for coronavirus or if your organization is closing due to the coronavirus, please let the NAFC know immediately by sending an email to As the NAFC is fielding phone calls from reporters, members of congress and funders on a daily basis, having this information at our fingertips will help us stress how important our members are to the safety-net. Please reach out directly to myself, Kerry, or Ariana with any questions you may have. Thank you for your continued dedication to your patients and your communities. Please stay safe and take care of yourself as you are taking care of others.

Needy Meds

Patient eligibility criteria and information regarding drug company Prescription Assistance Programs

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease

A national coalition of patients, providers, community organizations, business and labor groups and health policy experts, committed to raising awareness of policies and practices that save lives and reduce health costs through more effective prevention and management of chronic disease. Search their website for helpful information on chronic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension.

Families USA

A national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health and long-term care for all Americans. Working at the national, state and community levels, we have earned a national reputation as an effective voice for health care consumers for over 15 years.

Illinois Department of Human Services

Can help you and your family meet your basic needs. We offer a range of services to help you become healthy and self-sufficient.

Illinois Local Health Departments

Smoke Free Illinois