Access DuPage was organized in 2001 and began enrolling members into the Access DuPage program in February of 2002. Access DuPage is a collaborative effort by thousands of individuals and hundreds of organizations in DuPage County to provide access to medical services to the county’s low-income, medically uninsured residents.
Access DuPage represents a unique partnership of hospitals, physicians, local government, human services agencies, and community groups working together locally to address the national health care crisis.
In the summer of 2012, following many years of close partnership, Access DuPage and the DuPage Community Clinic merged into one organization. The only free clinic in DuPage County, with a history of providing volunteer based health services for more than twenty three years, the DuPage Community Clinic is the medical home for thousands of Access DuPage enrollees, and a vital link in the health safety net.
In addition to receiving care at the DuPage Community Clinic, thousands of Access DuPage members receive health care at one of the counties five federally qualified health centers, or at any one of more than one hundred private physician offices that provide primary care to our patients. Specialty care is donated by more than one thousand local specialists inside and outside of hospitals throughout the county.