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 November 2015, the Access DuPage Community Clinic made the difficult decision to close its doors after more than twenty years of dedicated care to patients here in DuPage County. Anticipating the Affordable Care Act, a year earlier roughly 6,000 Access DuPage members previously assigned to the DuPage Community Clinic transitioned to new insurance coverage and new primary care offices. After ACA began, specialty Clinics at the DuPage Community Clinic continued for a number of months, but it was determined that continuing to operate the DuPage Community Specialty Clinic was no longer the best use of limited resources.
Please be assured that Access DuPage remains committed to meeting the specialty needs of all of our members. Thanks to the generous participation of hundreds of local specialists who see patients in their private offices, Access DuPage coordinated more than 1,500 specialty referrals in the last year.